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the skint

theater Starring Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King is a transfer of the U.K. hit play based on the true story of Spain's Philippe V, his mental decline, and the castrato whose singing comforted him. Previews start December 5.

movie Shadowman, showing at the Quad, is a documentary about Richard Hambleton, whose street art was a defining feature of New York in the 1980s and who was an inspiration for Banksy and others.

music Tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8pm, the Barr Brothers, a quirky, expansive, talented alt-folk-rock-ish band from Montreal. Check out a cut here.

photography Next best thing to a spin on the ice, seeing New York on Ice: Skating in the City, which opens December 20 at Museum of the City of New York.

shopping Cashmere scarves, hats, and gloves for men and women at the Meg Cohen Sample Sale, 1133 Bway, Suite 245 [25th/26th], today, 11-7; tomorrow, 11-5. You'll need ID to enter the building.

A sample sale of Tory Burch ready-to-wear, footwear and handbags at Clothingline, 261 W. 36th [7th/8th], 12/5, 1-7; 12/6-12/8, 11-7; 12/9-10, 11-6.

Christofle flatware, holloware, crystal and more at up to 70% off retail. Soiffer-Haskin, 317 W. 33rd [8th/9th], 12/7-10, 9-6:30; 12/11, 9-5.

J.Crew and Madewell Sample Sale, two locations, through Sunday.

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.

fri 4-9pm, 6pm: two tree-lighting ceremonies to get you in the holiday spirit: the fort hamilton tree lighting spectacular + holiday market (4-9pm, free) and the bryant park tree lighting skate-tacular featuring fireworks and an original performance with world champion ice skaters narrated by jane krakowski (6pm, free). [Photo: Elizabeth Shrier]

fri 7pm, (+ sat 1pm + 7pm): new york theatre ballet choreographer keith michael's hourlong version of the nutcracker returns for three performances at brookfield place (lic). free.

sat-sun 10am-8pm: for its 40th anniversary weekend, the new museum offers free admission and extended hours, plus $5 ticketed conversations with 40 artists including carsten höller,jeff koons, paul mccarthy, elizabeth peyton and others.

sat 12-9pm: for the worldwide 'bernstein at 100' celebration, come and go as you please to an eight-hour leonard bernstein marathon concert, featuring performances of the composer's noted works and premieres by composers inspired by him. elebash recital hall at the cuny graduate center (midtown east), free.

sun 10am-5pm (sundays thru 12/24): go for a ride back in time, courtesy of vintage 1930's-era subway cars taking you along the f and q lines in manhattan. the annual blast from the past, complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulbs, and original advertisements will just set you back the price of a regular train ride.

sun 4pm: anyone can join in and sing 'hallelujah!' at west village chorale;s annual 'messiah' sing-along. scores provided, and light refreshments will be served at intermission. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students.

sun 7pm: columbia university graduate film program professor annette insdorf presents a program of clips and discusses her new book, cinematic overtures: how to read opening scenes. the elinor bunin munroe film center amphitheater (uws), free.


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