book ‣ We're guessing Colum McCann's editor wasn't thrilled when he learned that McCann's new book was called Apeirogon, a word which means a polygon having an infinite number of sides and vertices (of course), doesn't come trippingly off the tongue, and has more vowels than you can shake a stick at. Anyway, as of February 25, you'll be able to read McCann's exquisite prose (if you haven't read Let the Great World Spin, you should), this time in service of a story of two fathers—one Israeli and one Palestinian—both of whom have lost a daughter to violence.
movies ‣ Israel and Palestine are the context of two films screening February 12-18 at Film Forum: Waiting for Giraffes is a documentary about "Israeli-Palestinian cooperation based on a shared passion for animals," and Wild, which covers Life, Death, and Love in a Wildlife Hospital located in Israel.
theater ‣ Girl from the North Country, a musical fashioned by Conor McPherson from the songs of Bob Dylan, earned raves in its run at the Public, and begins previews tonight at the Belasco. [Photo: Joan Marcus]
art ‣ At David Krut Projects, 526 W. 26th [10th/11th], SEED is a mixed-media exhibition by Judi Harvest that looks at the place of honeybees in the ecosystem, incorporating works by Murano glassmakers.
food ‣ Falcowitz? What's a Falcowitz? It's the slice you should try at the brick-ovened Upside Pizza, 598 8th [39th], a tiny joint that packs a big punch. The Falcowitz is made with a white wine lemon cream sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, and lemon zest. And speaking of punch, Hi C Punch is one of the drink options.
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 thru 2/19: get your fill of film at these film fests and series:
➤ fri thru mon: animation first at french institute alliance française (ues). $16 general, $10 students, (exhibitions, workshops, and talks are free).
➤ fri thru 2/14: valentine's day at the metrograph (les). $16.
➤ fri thru 2/19: see it big! outer space at the museum of the moving image (astoria). $15.
fri thru 8/10: measure your existence, a new exhibit at the rubin museum of art, examines the buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists. free opening night party 2/7 6-11pm. rubin museum of art (chelsea), $19 general, $14 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm.
sun various times: four places to watch the 92nd annual academy awards:
➤ littlefield (gowanus): the skint's annual screening party: red carpet, photo booth, fashionista interviewers, free popcorn, themed drink specials, a free glass of champagne (with rsvp), food available for purchase, voting ballots. free admission.
➤ parklife (gowanus): themed mini games and bingo, themed drink specials, food available for purchase. free admission.
➤ the metrograph (les): screenings in both theaters, the commissary, and lobby. food and drinks available for purchase. free admission.
➤ the roxy cinema (tribeca): screening in the theater. free (rsvp).
sun 1-4pm: celebrate the year of the rat at the 21st chinatown lunar new year parade and festival, winding its way from mott + canal to forsyth + grand.
sun 1-7pm: shop 60+ local crafters and treat yourself to free henna tattoos, massages, tarot readings, and more at the greenpointers 'a tree grows in brooklyn' valentine's market. greenpoint loft, free admission.
sun thru 5/9: dorothea lange: words + pictures, the museum of modern art's first major exhibition of lange's work in 50 years, brings iconic images together with rarely seen works—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free fridays 5:30-9pm.