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the skint

music Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, the first album in six years from Bombay Bicycle Club, is out next week…Electronic music producer and songwriter, Mura Masa, has released Teenage Headache Dreams from his new album R.Y.C, out next week. He plays Brooklyn Steel on May 8.

book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, out January 21, has more buzz and raving blurbs than we've seen for a novel in a long while.

theater The inimitable Charles Busch has a new play at the Cherry Lane, starting previews tomorrow night, titled The Confessions of Lily Dare. It's the story of "one woman's tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels," which should be the synopsis to any and all stories.

movie The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is a documentary about Anne Innis Dagg's 1956 expedition to study giraffes in the wild, playing at the Quad. Ms. Dagg and filmmaker Alison Reid will be on hand at six different screenings this weekend.

food On Thursday, January 23, 7pm, at the Museum of Food and Drink, Melissa Clark leads a conversation called Empty Waters: The Future of Seafood in America with oyster expert Julie Qiu, Sea to Table founder Sean Dimin, and food writer Charity Robey.

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 10:30pm: celebrate the musical legacy of david bowie at the skint's annual loving the alien: a david bowie tribute dance party, with dj steve reynolds (party like it's 1999) spinning the hits and deep cuts from the thin white duke's 50-year career, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 door.

sat thru 2/5: it's all about dapper dames at 'the tuxedo redefined: formality, fluidity, and femininity,' an exhibition exploring how the staple of men's formalwear has made its way into women's fashion. curated by nyu steinhardt costume studies m.a. program students under the guidance of the met costume institute's mellissa huber. opening reception saturday 5-7pm, symposium 2/2 11:30am. project space at 80wse gallery (greenwich village), free.

sat 1pm: museum of the moving image (astoria) pays tribute to caroll spinney, the man who gave life to big bird and oscar the grouch on sesame street, with a screening of the documentary i am big bird: the caroll spinney story, followed by a talkback with director dave lamattina and jim henson foundation president cheryl henson. $11-15 tickets include same-day museum admission and access to the jim henson exhibition.

sun 3pm: underwear? under where? if you have a metro card and a good poker face, you can take to the underground in your undies alongside the pranksters of improv everywhere during their 19th annual no pants subway ride. meet at foley square. $15 afterparty at bar 13 (union square).


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