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movie Film buffs should head to the Museum of the Moving Image on August 26 and 27 for the first-ever North American screening of the full trilogy of films by Yuliya Solntseva. The Ukrainian Trilogy is comprised of Poem of an Inland Sea (1958), The Story of the Flaming Years (1961), and The Enchanted Desna (1964).

theater And a theatrical first: the first time Suzan-Lori Parks' two plays F*cking A and In the Blood, both inspired by Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter, produced together as The Red Letter Plays at Signature Theatre, starting August 22. [Photo, above: Gregory Constanzo; Photo at top: By I, DerSchwabel, CC BY-SA 3.0]

book Michael W. Twitty takes readers on 'A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South' in his new book The Cooking Gene. This expansive survey encompasses food, race, slavery, history, family and identity in ways that are never less than fascinating and revelatory. Mr. Twitty will be at 92Y discussing same on Thursday, September 7, 7pm, $29.

out of town Get up close and personal to all the baby Holsteins, the pigs, the fruits and vegetables, the cheese and the cider during the statewide Vermont Open Farm Week, August 14-20. Beautiful surroundings guaranteed.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun various times: the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival ends the season with natalia lafourcade and vagabon (fri 7:30pm), the fourth annual americanafest nyc with headliners the jayhawks (sat 6pm), don bryant and bonnie raitt (sun 7pm), and more. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free.

fri-sun 8am-1pm, 4-8pm: art is going to the dogs. literally. 'dogumenta,' which claims to be the first american art exhibit for dogs, features 10 works from nyc artists created to appeal to canine sensibilities. owners, of course, are welcome. brookfield place (fidi), free.

fri 8pm doors: you won't need ice, ice, baby to stay cool at the skint's cruel summer 80s + 90s dance party, a two-room extravaganza with throwback hits played by 10-piece cover band the engagements and party like it's 1999's dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secret formula and music video time machine, drink specials, and more. and don't be a karma chameleon if you want to stand out for the costume contest. the bell house (gowanus), $5 adv online with promo code 'summertime' (until 5pm friday), or $8 when you mention 'jump' at the ticket booth. $10 otherwise.

fri thru 9/5: get a double dose of cinema (and air conditioning) at film forum's second annual summer festival of double features, a 56-film series of classic films playing over 26 days. all films are two for the price of one. film forum (west village), $14.

sat-sun 9am-5pm: the annual hong kong dragon boat festival returns for a 27th year with championship dragon boat racing, a dragon dance and other cultural performances, arts + crafts, and a food court. rain or shine. flushing meadows corona park (queens), free admission.

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (ends today): senegalese singer and songwriter youssou n'dour closes out the celebrate brooklyn! festival season tonight. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation).

Gone - Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park

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