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the skint

tv It's been a decade since the David Attenborough-narrated Planet Earth series captivated denizens of same. Mr. Attenborough returns tomorrow on BBC with Planet Earth II, the best possible reminder of what's important.

movies It's the 17th annual Film Comment Selects series at Lincoln Center—this year, as always, a fascinating assortment of films from around the world. A perfect antidote to the winter doldrums.

music Paris Combo does the French pop/jazz thing to a piquant T. Get down with the oh la las at City Winery when they perform on Tuesday, February 21, 8pm.

games Paramus isn't normally on our radar but we call your attention to it if you like your video gaming immersive. That's where the new ESC Game Theater is (at the Westfield Mall). Up to 30 people at a time can get in on the action… You can catch the The Big Quiz Thing folks at two upcoming events. They'll be hosting Game Night at The Plaza's Rose Club, launching Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm. They've also got an Oscar quiz starting at 5:30 on Oscar night (Sunday) at le poisson rouge.

art New Yorkers of a certain age will remember the Italian midtown restaurant Palio for its exciting Sandro Chia murals of the Siena horse race. Mr. Chia returns to New York with an exhibition of his work at Marc Straus, 299 Grand [Eldridge/Allen].

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 5-8pm: the center for book arts winter and spring open house offers demos in printmaking and book assembly, info about upcoming classes, and tours of the newly renovated space. center for book arts (flatiron), free.

sat various times (+ 2/25): get you all caught up on this year's best picture nominees, just in time for the oscars. various amc theaters, various prices.

sat 11am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm: browse rare and vintage books, ephemera, prints, and manuscripts from more than 40 dealers at the 38th annual greenwich village antiquarian book fair. ps3 charrette school (greenwich village), $10 sat, $5 sun.

sun 3pm: the olin conductorless orchestra presents a concert of works by gershwin, mozart, shostakovich, and goodman at the great hall at cooper union (east village), free (rsvp). [Photo: Michael Maloney]

thru 3/5: czechoslovak-american marionette theater performs three golden hairs of grandfather wisdom, an adaptation of three classic czech, slovak, and italian fairy tales to be performed by four actors and four dozen marionettes. theater for the new city (east village), $15 general, $12 saturday matinees.

2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets are now on sale for more than 40 shows scheduled 2/27-3/12.


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