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gift shopping The Archive of Contemporary Music is having their annual holiday records and CDs sale, 54 White [Church/Bway], through December 18, every day 11-6…
City Constellation Maps is a print by Phil Thompson that takes on light pollution by restoring an imaginative group of stars to five American cities, including NYC. Available at Uncommon Goods, $32…

Sample sale and prototypes of David Weeks Studio lighting, today from 12-8; tomorrow, 12-5, at his workshop, 1815 Pacific St. [Utica/Rochester].

photography The Poetics of Place at the Met Museum, opening Monday, is by definition wide-ranging. Perhaps the most memorable piece is Wolfgang Staehle's Eastpoint, which shows Hudson River images (over 8000 of them) that match the exact time of day you are viewing it.

music Just the tonic: Pink Martini is at le poisson rouge on Monday night, 8pm, $65. Global styles, serotonin-boosting.

movie The all-time weepie, Capra's incomparable It's a Wonderful Life, plays IFC through Christmas day. At seven of the screenings: Mary Owen—daughter of Donna Reed.

event On Sunday, beginning 12:30 at Central Park's Children's Gate (5th and 64th), a march to the Bandshell, followed by a 'speak out'. It's called Kids Speak Out and kids will be doing just that—speaking out for kindness, equity and justice.

food Ordering in? Consider using Sharebit, which helps feed a NYC child in need with every order you 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.

fri 6:30-9pm: you're the judge for the run-up to the annual coquito masters qualifying competition, where contestants bring their version of coquito, a traditional puerto rican tipple similar to eggnog, to the bronx museum of the arts for free tastings. free admission.

sat 12-4:30pm: what the dickens is this? the seventh annual marathon reading of charles dickens's 'a christmas carol' has almost 30 writers and performers reading the beloved novella, with an hour of pre-show caroling by the new york city master chorale. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free.

sat 7pm: the columbia bach society orchestra and choir performs mozart's requiem at st. paul's chapel. free.

sun 10:05am-4:44pm (+ 12/18): catch a ride back in time on vintage subway cars that ran from the 1930s to the 1970s. while prices of this mta annual holiday tradition aren't rolled back as well, they will still only cost you the price of a regular train ride.

sun 2pm: gesundheit! don't get fur in your nose at the annual blessing of the animals, an annual tradition for creatures great and small accompanied by their owners. christ church (midtown east), free.

sun 3:30pm: merry tuba christmas, everyone! for the 43rd year, hundreds of tubists will perform brassy renditions of holiday favorites at the rockefeller plaza ice rink. free.

sun thru 4/23: the museum of the moving image (astoria) hosts an exhibition honoring filmmaker martin scorsese's work, including production materials, behind-the-scenes images, and a retrospective screening series. $15 general, $11 students/seniors, free fridays 4-8pm.

thru 12/15: raoul peck's new documentary i am not your negro, which utilizes the text of james baldwin's unfinished novel, screens at maysles cinema (harlem) and the metrograph (les), with several in-person appearances and q+a sessions. $10-15.

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