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art At Clamp Art, Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism—the response to the early years of the terrible epidemic.

movie The Glass Castle, opening next week, is based on Jeanette Walls' 2005 memoir, a painful but forgiving account of her childhood. Stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.

music Alex Crossan, who works under the stage name Mura Masa, is a young, Guernsey-born electronic music writer and producer who has just released his first album (full of completely irresistible beats). Crossan plays piano, synthesizer, drums, guitar and percussion and a hot list of singers do the guest vocals. He'll be Terminal 5 on October 12; tickets go on sale today starting at noon.

book On Wednesday, August 16, 6:30pm, at Mysterious Bookshop, a conversation between mystery writer Megan Abbott and crime writing maven Sarah Weinman about Dorothy B. Hughes' noir classic, In a Lonely Place.

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.

dig in with $1-1.50 oysters at these five restaurants celebrating oyster day on friday and saturday, and more year round here.

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/12, 8/19): feel like will smith in i am legend, but without the zombies, when seven miles of manhattan's streets turn car-free and are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. the annual summer streets festival runs from the brooklyn bridge to central park, and includes six rest stops filled with diversions like a water park (register on-site early for a timed wristband), water slide (fully booked, registration for 8/12 opens 8/7), a zip line (first come, first served), mini golf, yoga + fitness classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (until noon at 24th street between park + madison aves), and more. free admission.

sat 4pm: hindu lamp ceremony: decorate a palm leaf lamp and release it in the east river as part of the traditional aarti ceremony for peace and harmony that also includes a participatory percussion ensemble. brooklyn bridge park's pebble beach, free. [Photo: Julienne Schaer]

8/5 4-7pm: great times two: great jazz on the great hill is back for its 10th anniversary, turning central park's great hill into a central place for great jazz and dancing with live music by the jimmy heath big band, the allan harris band, and the matthew whitaker trio. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free.

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: wilco guitarist nels cline performs music from his latest album of originals and american songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting at tonight's celebrate brooklyn! festival show. folk singer sam amidon opens. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation).

thru 8/10: see the late great jeanne moreau in one of her best roles, starring in elevator to the gallows (1958), louis malle's seminal work of french film noir that features a jazz score by none other than miles davis. film forum (south village). $14.

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