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documentary In our view, the best thing by far about this winter was the launch on Tuesday of Falcon Heavy into space and the return of the double boosters, with balletic grace, to the launch pad. Want more space awe? Watch The Farthest: Voyager in Space.

movie A Patricia Clarkson performance makes any play or movie an event, but never more so than The Party, written and directed by Sally Potter. The movie, which opens February 16, boasts a first-rate cast that includes Kristin Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones.

food and drink Will the 10th annual Bacon and Bourbon event at Astor Center, February 17 at 2pm and 6pm, chase away the winter blues? Yes.

photography Opening February 15 at Steven Kasher Gallery, How New York Breaks Your Heart, an exhibition of images by Bill Hayes. Mr. Hayes has a book of his street photography, with the same title, out next week.

theater Previews begin on Tuesday at The Public for the new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Michael Greif, with a cast of 17 actors, including Harriet Harris and Kevin Chamberlin, playing 50 roles.

history From Manhattan Borough Historian, Michael Miscione: On February 9, 1935 — eighty-three years ago today — a (true) urban legend was born. Read all about it in the link here.

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 10:30pm: flip cupid the bird at the skint's third annual 'it's friday, i'm (not) in love' anti-valentine's dance party, dedicated to the single, the wronged, and those who just think valentine's day is dumb, with songs of heartache and desire spun by dj gordon gloom (feeling gloomy, ydh2s), a cleansing anti-love ritual, a photo booth, $6-9 themed-drink specials, and more. dress code: all black. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door.

sat 1-5pm: see glassblowing demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the seasonal urbanglass open house. optional 30-minute hands-on lessons are also available for free-$25. urbanglass (fort greene), free admission.

sat 5pm (monthly): bamcinématek's new beyond the cannon screening series pairs a well-known, highly regarded 'canonized' film with a thematically or stylistically-related lesser-known work. tonight: singin' in the rain (1952) and golden eighties (1986). bam (fort greene), $15.

sun 1-6pm: moma ps1's latest vw sunday sessions installment presents an afternoon celebrating the legacy of musician alice coltrane with performances, presentations, and rare audio and video recordings. moma ps1 (astoria), $15.

sun 4pm doors (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens my fair lady (1964) in anticipation of the soon-to-open broadway revival, preceded by an introduction by broadwayworld's richard ridge and musical selections from the score performed by mark william. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors.

sat + sun: get something for your honey or your self at these valentine's day-themed gift markets and sales:

sat + sun (various times): various elizabeth street shops (nolita)

sun 10am-5:30pm: sweethearts bazaar at grand bazaar nyc (uws)

sun 1-7pm: greenpointers winter of love valentine's market at greenpoint loft

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