arts 08.7.14

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the skint

performances Toni Basil has a lot of stories. The heavily hyphenated artist (director-choreographer-singer-dancer-filmmaker) tells the personal and professional tales at Highline Ballroom on Sunday, August 31, 8pm. [Photo: Jennifer Kennedy]

A story-teller of a different kind, the great singer-songwriter Jill Sobule performs at City Winery for a live record. Her most recent album, Dottie's Charms, was inspired by the gift of a charm bracelet.

movie The acclaimed Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess, ex-pat, gay, provocateur, is the subject of the documentary Fifi Howls From Happiness, directed by Mitra Farahani, opening tomorrow at Lincoln Plaza.

out of town Giving new meaning to 'dream getaway', the Intergalactic Travel Bureau is open for imaginary business from August 14-16, noon-8pm, at Chashama, 266 W. 37th [7th/8th]. Think of the miles!

installation As part of the mission of Under the Elevated, a project to 'reclaim public space below transit infrastructure', Design Trust for Public Space launches The Boogie Down Booth, a temporary installation at Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx that plays music by local musicians.

theater The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar in which race, religion and politics make for a combustible dinner party, returns to New York this fall in a Broadway production at the Lyceum Theatre, produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

book All we need to know about Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is that it's by Murakami.

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 cat on a hot tin roof, labyrinth, groundhog day, four weddings and a funeral, and thx 1138 with an original live score performed by asian dub foundation.

fri 7:30pm, sat 6pm: the 44th annual lincoln center out of doors festival features three weeks of free music, dance, and more. highlights this weekend include cassandra wilson (fri) and roseanne cash (sat) at the damrosch park bandshell.

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: dig out your neon crop tops and checkered vans for the cruel summer 80s dance party, featuring live 80s band the engagements covering the classics and dj steve reynolds of party like it’s 1999 breaking out even more hits and taking your requests. the bell house, $5 advance with promo code �theskint' (until 7pm friday), $10 door.

fri thru 8/24: with 200 shows over 16 days at 20 venues, the 18th annual new york international fringe festival has new theater for all tastes. bonus: fringenyteasers and fringeal fresco performances provide free short previews on select dates. $18.

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/16): no cars allowed at the seventh annual summer streets, where seven miles of streets from the brooklyn bridge to central park along park avenue and connecting streets are open for pedestrians to bike, walk, and participate. everything is free, including a 160' zip line, 25' rock wall, bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways, yoga + fitness classes, a seven-block-long sound installation in the park ave tunnel, more.

sat-sun: 9am-5pm: 170+ teams from around the world compete at the 24th annual hong kong dragon boat festival in flushing meadows park, queens. plus, martial arts demonstrations, a lion and dragon dance performance, live music, a food court, more. free admission.

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: celebrate brooklyn!, the 36th annual outdoor performance series at prospect park's bandshell, ends the season with music by st. vincent and san fermin. rain or shine (check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices). free ($3 suggested donation).

sun 7pm sat: bring a flashlight for a full moon tour of woodlawn cemetery. $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors.

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