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the skint

[We're going on our annual break through Labor Day.
See you in September!

art Illustrator, author and designer Chesley McLaren, an all-time MUG favorite, is selling limited-edition prints of her work at Paris Framemakers, 323 Amst [75th] 212.873.5602.

education We got an email from an adjunct professor who teaches at three universities in the area. She works at three institutions as a matter of survival: adjunct professors "teach 60% of classes and make up as much as 75% of the higher ed faculty at every institution, earn as little as $25,000 a year and typically have no benefits." That is all kinds of wrong. Sign the petition asking the Director of the Labor Department's Wage and Hour division to investigate these labor practices.

music Last Call for the Quiet Life, the new album by L.A.-based, indie-pop band Buddy, is out August 19. Good stuff. Stream it here.

books Right smack dab in the middle of town: the magic of the city's rooftops is captured in the new book Roof Explorer's Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops by Leslie Adatto.

movie Dinosaur 13, opening tomorrow, tells the true story of how the greatest dinosaur discovery ever—the most complete T. rex—turned into an epic battle. Based on the book Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life.

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.

free outdoor movies through the weekend include captain phillips, ghost dog: the way of the samurai, polyester, and more.

thurs 7pm: notorious photographer ron galella (andy warhol's fave photographer, and subject of smash his camera) presents his new book of celebrities in new york during the 1970s and 80s with socialite anthony haden-guest. strand books, purchase of the book or a $20 gift card required for entry.

sat 12-5pm: watch or compete for cash prizes at the 24th annual coney island sand sculpting contest. beach between w. 10th + w. 12th sts, free.

sun 12-3pm: the 34th india day parade and festival ('the world's largest') takes place on madison ave from 39th street down to madison square park.

sun 6-8pm (thru 8/21): the 33rd annual downtown dance festival features free performances from 20 international dance companies at robert f. wagner, jr. park.

sun thru 9/7: theater for the new city's fifth annual dream up festival showcases 24 premiere performances from drama to musicals + dance. $12-20.

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