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photography A show of Meryl Meisler's black and white photographs of 1970s Long Island as well as NYC nightlife opens at Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.966.3978, on February 25th.

book Put on your must-read list: The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School by Ed Boland, out February 9th.

theater Miscast 2016, the annual gala for MCC Theater, has become one of the most popular events of the theater season. It features Broadway performers of note (the lineup this year, honoring Marisa Tomei, includes Tituss Burgess, Linda Lavin, Cynthia Erivo and Aaron Tveit) singing songs from roles for which they would never be cast. Last year's show had Uzo Aduba in the Sweeney Todd role, burning up A Little Priest.

movie It does sound like something The Onion might have concocted: Rams, the story of two old Icelandic brothers who take care of sheep on the family farm but haven't spoken to each other in decades. Date night! But life and the movies are full of surprises, and this is one of them.

streaming Premiering February 16 on Amazon Prime, The New Yorker Presents, a variety show, of sorts, using New Yorker stories, writers and house style. [Photo: Myles Aronowitz]

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 12-10pm: old man winter is young at heart: get silly at bryant park's 2nd annual winter carnival, with two jam-packed days of activities including ice golf, curling lessons, giant games, dancing, musical performances, and more. free admission.

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): purchase some new (old) duds at the manhattan vintage clothing show + sale, featuring 80 vintage clothing + textile dealers. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door.

sun 1-7pm: the annual greenpointers valentine's market offers more than 60 local arts and crafts vendors, plus nail art, massages, a photo booth, food, beer, cafe grumpy coffee, and more. greenpoint loft, free admission.

sun 4:30pm: the angulo brothers, the subject of crystal moselle's engrossing documentary the wolfpack, join the director for a screening and discussion at the museum of the moving image (astoria). $12 general, $9 students/seniors (includes museum admission).

through 2/16: filmmaker michael mann gets a complete career retrospective in an 11-film series that includes thief, manhunter, heat, the insider and more ($14). on 2/11, mann will appear for a conversation outlining his 35-year career ($30). bam (fort greene).

thru 5/15: beyond the campbell's soup can: the 'warhol by the book' retrospective' spans andy warhol's lesser-known career as a book artist, and features self-published and commercial works, as well as other drawings, screen prints and rare dust-jacket designs. the morgan library + museum (midtown east). $18 general, $12 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm.

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