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THE MORNING LINE Crowdfunding for Shop Talk:
New York's 100 Most Interesting Stores. Join us!

Haven't heard Valerie June sing yet?
Roots music has rarely sounded so good.
Hear for yourself at City Winery,
Wednesday, August 14, 8pm, $15.

Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride,
opening tomorrow at IFC,
is a David (Eddie Miranda, Zipper's operator)
versus Goliath (Thor Equities) story.
Spoiler alert: Goliath wins.

Gael Greene, the longtime and essential Insatiable Critic,
has had an avocation as The Accidental Bag Lady.
She's selling her collection of evening bags here.

web series
High Maintenance sounds like a stoner comedy. But that's reductive.
It's a wonderfully funny web series (surprising and trenchant, too!)
by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair
about a weed dealer (Sinclair) and the NY characters he encounters.

Tonight, 7:30, at Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome [Eldridge/Forsyth]
Talk Therapy, stories about therapy.
Tonight's roster includes journalist Amy Ellis Nutt,
actress Jen Bosworth, and storyteller Steve Berkowitz.

theater/out of town
We didn't plan on crossing
Bridges of Madison County ever again.
But composer Jason Robert Brown,
playwright Marsha Norman
director Bartlett Sher,
and the Williamstown Theatre Festival
make the case to go to there.
The world premiere runs through August 18,
before it plays Broadway starting in January.

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.

thurs 7:30pm: argentine composer and vocalist sofia tosello performs at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, free

fri-8/25: with 200 shows over 16 days at 20 venues, the 17th annual new york international fringe festival has new theater for all tastes. bonus: fringenyteasers 8/9-10 + 8/16-17 provide free short previews of the shows and two fringeal fresco productions 8/17-25 play for free outdoors. $15 adv, $18 door.

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (ends today): the 35th annual celebrate brooklyn! performance series at prospect park's bandshell concludes with they might be giants.

sun-8/15: the 32nd annual downtown dance festival features free performances from 15+ international dance companies at battery park, city hall park and the elevated acre

sat-sun 9am-5pm: 170+ teams from around the world compete at the 22nd annual hong kong dragon boat festival in flushing meadows park, queens. plus, martial arts demonstrations, live music, a lion dance performance, arts + crafts, food, more. free admission.

sun-8/13, 18-20 (sun-tues) 8pm: the hamlet project's shakespeare drinking game combines audience participation with the bard + booze. in a bar. yup. harley's smokeshack, $10.

some of the free outdoor movies thru sun:
roman holiday, brooklyn bridge park
rocky, roosevelt island's south point park
beasts of the southern wild with live score by dan romer, benh zeitlin, + the wordless music orchestra/slavic soul party, prospect park bandshell ($3 suggested donation)
hotter than july, a soul train tribute to stevie wonder with dj spinna and special guests, marcus garvey park

DeSalvio Playground (from 2011)

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