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comedy A few of the headlines devised by Andy Borowitz in the past year for his New Yorker column:

Mexico Agrees to Pay for Trump's Psychiatric Care

Trump Offers Pelosi $130,000 to Keep Quiet

Americans Want Alert System Enabling Mueller To Text Them When This Emergency is Over

N.F.L. Adds First Amendment to List of Banned Substances

The author and comedian performs at BAM on Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm. Tickets start at 29.75.

tragedy Richard III always hogs the spotlight, but we prefer Shakespeare's Richard II, not least for his "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground/And tell sad stories of the death of kings" monologue that ends
For you have but mistook me all this while:
I live with bread like you, feel want,
Taste grief, need friends: subjected thus,
How can you say to me, I am a king?
Watch the tragedy unfold at Symphony Space, February 23, 8pm—a National Theatre Live screening of the play, starring Simon Russell Beale. Tickets start at $24

food Join sisters Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau, authors of the new book Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking, in conversation at the Museum of Food and Drink, Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm.

exhibit Opening March 1 at New-York Historical Society, Hudson Rising surveys "two centuries of ecological change, artistic imagination, and environmental thinking" regarding the mighty river.

movie A Venn diagram that shows the intersection of LGBT life and Ozarks Christianity is the subject of The Gospel of Eureka opening today at The Quad. At tonight's 7:15 showing, the first openly gay Bishop, V. Gene Robinson, will be on hand to moderate the discussion with the film's directors following the screening.

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 2/21: quad cinema pays tribute to jeff goldblum with a 16-film series including between the lines, earth girls are easy, invasion of the body snatchers, jurassic park, the big chill, the fly, and more. the quad (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors.

fri thru 4/20 (closed sundays + mondays): more than 80 fashionable looks from 33 previous exhibitions will be on display for the museum at fit's exhibitionism: 50 years of the museum at fit. free admission.

fri thru 5/12: frida kahlo: appearances can be deceiving, the largest u.s. exhibition in 10 years devoted to the art and life of frida kahlo, explores kahlo's creative vision and self-crafted identity through a presentation of paintings and drawings, clothing and other personal items, film and documentation, photographs, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors includes general museum admission.

fri 6-9pm: asia society's first friday leo bar happy hour celebrates the lunar new year with exhibition tours, music, tea tastings, food and drinks available for purchase, and more. asia society (ues), free admission.

sat 1-5pm: see glassblowing, flameworking, and neon tube bending demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the seasonal urbanglass open house. optional 30-minute hands-on lessons will be available all day for free-$65. urbanglass (fort greene), free admission.

sat 3-10:45pm: learn some moves at country dance new york's day of waltz + contra dance. church of the village (west village). $5 workshops, $9-15 open dance sessions with live music. the church of the village (greenwich village)

sun 1pm: theatrical harmonies abound at the broadway at 92y chorus concert, the only community chorus in nyc dedicated to classic musical theater tunes. 92y (ues), free (rsvp).

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