arts 02.19.16

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movie Oscar nominee for best foreign language film, Embrace of the Serpent tells the true story of two scientists and a shaman who accompanies them on their Amazon journeys four decades apart. Disquieting and engrossing in equal measure.

art Opening February 25 at Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 E. 77th [Park/Mad] 212.452.4646, In the Making: Artists, Assistants, and Influence, tracing connections forged in artists' studios.

music The multi-talented guys who make up the PigPen Theatre Co., who have carved out a somewhat unlikely space that allows them to perform both as an indie band and as a theater company, play Brooklyn's Rough Trade on February 29 and March 14. Listen to their most recent album, Whole Sun, here. Oh yeah, they're performing in Trevor Nunn's production of Pericles and writing a children's book.

photography 2/23: Accompanying the exhibition of Jacob A. Riis works at Museum of the City of New York is an event on Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm, at which a panel of fine photographers will discuss how social conscience, so central to Riis' work, informs their own. $16

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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 + sat 7:10pm: filmmaker jessica edwards does q+a following a screening of mavis!, her documentary on gospel/soul singer and civil rights activist mavis staples. city cinemas village east cinema, $14 general, $10 seniors.

fri-sun: the 'hippie school' hosts the 37th annual greenwich village antiquarian book fair, where you can find rare and vintage books from as early as the 17th century. p.s.3, $12 (3-day pass), $8 (2-day pass, sat-sun), $4 (sun only).

sat+sun 12-4pm (+ 3/5-6): soho historian yukie ohta presents the soho memory project portable historical society, a mobile museum featuring the sights, sounds, and smells of soho in the 1970s through viewmaster viewers, 3-d printed miniatures, and a smell station. the drawing center (soho), $5 general, $3 students/seniors.

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): 'the tell' storytelling series, hosted and curated by michael leviton, features tales and/or music by adam green (the moldy peaches), shilpa ray, lena singer (rookie mag), marques toliver and sophia brous. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15.

thru 2/23: thousands of new and used books, cds, dvds and records are just $1 or $2 at park slope united methodist church's 23rd annual book sale. $5 admission friday, free admission sat-sun.

thru 6/13: the neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: 'munch and expressionism; showcases the work of edvard munch and his influence on his german and austrian contemporaries, while 'the expressionist nude' explores the shift in treatment of the human figure in german and austria during the early 20th century with a selection of works on paper. $20 general, $10 students/seniors, free first fridays 6-8pm.


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