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the skint

THE MORNING LINE Arnold Falls by MUG publisher Charlie Suisman is now available in paperback and for pre-order on Kindle. More about Arnold Falls.

movie Director Céline Sciamma elicits beauty and passion in Portrait of a Lady on Fire about a relationship that develops between two women in 1760 France.

music We're fans of Greek chillwave/dreampop duo Keep Shelly in Athens. For their latest EP In the Blocks, they team up with rapper Vauxhall Underground, and the results are excellent. [Photo: Niki Topouslidou]

history A Century Downtown: A Visual History of Lower Manhattan, by Matt Kapp, completes its mission well, with the aid of designer Chris Mueller.

book Erik Larson is at the top of the list of nonfiction writers we'd read whatever he's writing about. This time it's The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, available February 25.

food Eating well on 11th Avenue is actually a thing: exhibit A is Gotham West Market, 600 11th [44th/45th], where victuals include Sushi on Jones paired up with Don Wagyu's katsu sandos, Italian food by dell'anima, Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, Mexican food from La Palapa, and 100% sustainable seafood at Seamore's.

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 7-10pm: share your love for books and reading at a v-day themed library after hours event at nypl's schwarzman building (bryant park). the evening includes dramatic readings of love poems, literary trivia, librarian-led book matchmaking, interactive exhibits, music spun by dj rimarkable, and drinks available for purchase. $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm.

fri 8pm (+ sat 8:30pm): hear just how musical household items can be at the third annual midwinter jug + string band rendezvous. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15-20.

fri thru 8/23: immerse yourself in the musical world of the '60s, '70s, and '80s at bill graham and the rock + roll revolution, a new exhibition at new-york historical that explores the life of the founder of san francisco's fillmore auditorium and new york's fillmore east with posters, audio, and an installation of the psychedelic 'joshua light show.' new york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students. [Photo: Robert Wedemeyer]

sat + sun: various times: the 35th annual new york sword dance festival offers free performances of this traditional english dance form with modern twists by a dozen troupes at spaces across manhattan and brooklyn.

sun 4pm: young ensemble the orchestra now performs a free concert of works by ravel, debussy, messiaen, and stravinsky at symphony space (uws). free (rsvp).

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