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the skint

photography If there's one thing we look forward to more than the daily image Joe Holmes shares with MUG readers, it's his annual collection of images. You could probably pick any few dozen images by this photographer and have yourself a terrific book. But this year's collection, The 2017 Annual, is especially memorable. $20, limited edition of 100, so don't wait.

book Essays by sci-fi great Ursula K. Le Guin collected in No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters.

theater There's still time to catch Brian Friel's final play, The Home Place, at Irish Rep in its New York premiere. The production closes on December 17.

movie Quest is a deeply affecting documentary about one North Philly family, shot over 10 years, directed by Jonathan Olshefski.

tv It's back. Ahhh.

mug If you haven't supported MUG this year, please take a moment now — you'll be supporting local, independent, handcrafted content.

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 4-8pm, 8pm, 9-10pm (+ 12/13-14): the annual uncaged toy piano competition and festival showcases the big possibilities of the little instrument. the dimenna center, roulette, and abrons arts center, free-$20.

fri thru 12/25: frank capra's 1946 christmas classic it's a wonderful life screens at ifc center with in-person introductions by mary owen, star donna reed's daughter, on select dates/times. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors.

sat 3pm + 4:30pm, sun 2:45pm + 4:45pm: things are gonna get hairy when the first annual new york cat film festival (sat) and the third annual dog film festival (sun) make their way to sva theatre (chelsea). $15.

sat thru 1/7 (closed mondays + tuesdays): charlie brown's tree, rudolph, frosty, and other holiday tv classics will be on the screen for you to enjoy, along with a display of the rockettes wooden soldier costumes, santa photo ops, activities for the kids, and free hot cocoa at the paley center for media (midtown west). free admission.

sat thru 3/24 (closed sundays): Leonard Bernstein at 100, the most comprehensive museum retrospective of the late composer to date, displays more than 150 items including his conductor baton, the desk used to compose west side story, handwritten score sheets, and much more. the new public library for the performing arts (uws), free.

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