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THE MORNING LINE "We're going to have professors that are absolutely terrific; terrific people, terrific brains, successful, the best." Trump University promo.

words and music Laurie Anderson joins Muldoon's Picnic on March 14 for the latest installment of the monthly literary and music series called Muldoon's Picnic. Irish Arts Center, 7:30pm, $25-30.

book The World of Charles and Ray Eames, edited by Catherine Ince, gives an overview of the endlessly fresh designs of the team. [Photo: Eames Office LLC]

music Alt-pop British band The 1975 has a new album with possibly the worst title of all time: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. If you can get past the title, the album is actually pretty good. They perform on May 17 at Barclays Center.

theater Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour has created a play—of sorts—that has proven an irresistible challenge for actors called White Rabbit Red Rabbit. The ground rules: THE PLAY YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS SEALED INSIDE AN ENVELOPE. The actor about to perform has never seen it. In fact, there is a new actor every performance, and they've only been told what is absolutely necessary: Do not Google this play. Prepare to impersonate a [redacted]. Once you start, you must finish… NO MATTER WHAT. Some of the upcoming performers: Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Cynthia Nixon.

movie Last Man on the Moon is a documentary about Eugene Cirnan's two Apollo space missions, the waning commitment to space exploration and the toll his line of work took on his family.

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 8pm doors, 9pm show: walk the line at the johnny cash 84th birthday bash, a two-evening musical celebration of all things 'the man in black' by the 7-piece band alex battles and the whisky rebellion, plus special guests. the hall at mp (williamsburg), $20 adv, $25 dos.

sat 1pm: a special black history trolley tour of green-wood cemetery includes stops at the graves of artist jean-michel basquiat, first black ny millionaire jeremiah hamilton, civil war heroes, freed slaves, and more. $20.

sun various times: 5 places to watch the 88th annual academy awards:

brooklyn winery (williamsburg)
wine, beer and small plates available for purchase. free admission.

le poisson rouge (greenwich village)
the big quiz thing's annual oscars trivia game show before the ceremony, plus more trivia during the commercials. minimum two food or drink items at tables. $10 adv, $15 door.

littlefield (gowanus)
red carpet, photo booth, free freshly-popped popcorn, themed drink specials, voting ballots and prizes. free admission.

q.e.d. (astoria)
$10 admission includes popcorn, catered snacks, and voting ballots with prizes. comedians kambri crews and christian finnegan host.

the living room bar at the w times square
themed drinks, photo booth, bingo, free popcorn. free admission.

thru 5/14: the whitney museum's fifth floor strips down to a single, column-free open gallery with striking views east into the city and west to the hudson river for the five-part open plan exhibition. andrea frasier's down the river is the first installment (thru 3/13). $22 adults, $18 seniors/students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm. [Photo: Nic Lehoux]

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