arts 02.3.17

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theater Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford bring two masterpieces to life (one by Seurat, one by Sondheim) at the newly restored Hudson Theatre, starting February 11 for 10 weeks. They are supported by a very tony and Tony supporting cast.

movie Every David Oyelowo performance is an event, from MLK to Othello, and you should expect no less from his new film A United Kingdom. It's the true story of Seretse Khama, once king of what is now Botswana, who married a white British woman in 1948. Mr. Oyelowo will be at 92Y for a screening and a chat on February 8, 7:30pm. It's sure to be an event, too.

food/drink Drawing its inspiration from Amsterdam cafes, River Coyote has opened at 121 Ludlow [Rivington/Delancey] 212.477.0100. That means first-rate coffee (from Brooklyn-based Nobletree) and 16 wines from a custom-built tap. Plus weed? No weed.

art Opening tomorrow at Luhring Augustine, Remembering Steve, honoring artist Steve Wolfe, who passed away last year. Among his best-known works are painted recreations of classic book and album covers.

debate Intelligence Squared hosts a debate on this motion: The Special U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has Outlived Its Usefulness. February 8 at Kaufman Center

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 1-8pm, sat 11am-6pm: add to your wardrobe at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale, featuring more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door.

fri 5:30-8pm (thru 4/17): 'state of exception/estado de excepción,' an exhibition of objects left behind in the desert by undocumented migrants on their journey into the u.s. and other forms of data, includes a wall of hundreds of backpacks. curators' walkthrough (5:30pm) and opening reception (6-8pm) friday night. the new school's anna-maria and stephen kellen gallery (union square), free.

sat 2-6pm: in honor of black history month, the apollo theater in harlem hosts a free open house including 'amateur night' winner performances, family workshops, film clips of raoul peck's i am not your negro and stanley nelson's tell them we are rising: the story of black colleges and universities, and more. free.

sun 12-4:30pm: ring in the year of the rooster at the 18th annual new york city lunar new year parade + festival in chinatown.

sun 2pm: the peoples' symphony concerts continue the season with pianist alexander melnikov performing music by rachmaninoff and debussy. the town hall (midtown west), $15-19.

thru 2/7: the 45th annual dance on camera festival presents feature documentary and narrative films, shorts, panels, installations, and filmmaker + dancer q+a. film society of lincoln center (uws), $14 general, $11 students/seniors, plus several free programs.

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