arts 08.18.17

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the skint

music Flyte, our favorite band in the world for the last couple of years, releases The Loved Ones, their first album, a week from today. If you want to get up to speed on these four guys from England, a few selections to watch/listen: Echoes, Light Me Up, covers of River, These Days, and The Sprawl; Victoria Falls, and their single Cathy Come Home, a jaunty tune with devastating lyrics, written from the "entangled wires" point of view of parents of a daughter in an abusive relationship. They'll be touring in the U.S. later in the year; we'll let you know when dates are announced. [Photo at top: Harvey Pearson]

photography Opening September 1 in the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC, Muslims in New York, images from the Museum of the City of New York.

movie Logan Lucky is the return-from-retirement film of director Steven Soderbergh, an entertaining heist caper starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig.

art Staycation this year? Transport yourself via Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China, opening August 26th at the Met Museum.

book The reviewer for the Wall Street Journal said of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, "It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read." Written by neurobiologist and primatologist Robert M. Sapolsky, you may well agree with the WSJ.

art Monday will be a day for looking to the heavens (with the right eyewear, of course). But you can add a fifth dimension to that impulse with a print of Marcy Palmer's Dizzy. From $24 at 20x200.

THE MORNING LINE Gone fishing! We're on a break through Labor Day. See you in September.

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.

sat 12pm: she sculpts sand by the seashore: the annual coney island sand sculpting contest returns for a 27th year of seaside competition. on-site registration begins at noon. w 10th to w 12th streets on the beach at coney island, free.

sat 12-5pm: it's ok to keep your head in the clouds at the annual flynyc kite festival, a day of free kite-making (for the kids) with plenty of room to fly your creation. riverside park south's pier i (uws), free.

sun 10am-5pm: it's a swarm of beetles! volkswagen beetles, that is. the annual nyc volkswagen traffic jam car show returns to governors island with nearly 100 classic vw bugs, buses, dune buggies, and more on display. free.

sun 12-6pm: the 'world's largest' india day parade celebrates india's independence with floats, performances, and food. the parade marches south starting at madison ave + 38th street, programming will be set up between east 24th + 26th streets, and the food court and booths will be set up on east 26th street bet. park + madison aves.

sun 1-3pm: hop(s) over to the third annual brooklyn homebrew takedown, where you and reps from three local breweries will judge suds made by a range of amateur beer makers. hill country barbecue (downtown brooklyn), $25.

sun 2-9pm: like bb king? get in the bb queue at the blues bbq festival, an annual outdoor southern-style feast/fest pairing live blues + roots bands with food from local bbq restaurants. pier 97 (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go).

ongoing: the whitney museum highlights activist art from its collection dating from the 1940s to today in the new exhibition, 'an incomplete history of protest.' whitney museum of american art (meatpacking), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-9:30pm.

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