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the skint

food Are we right in thinking that some comfort food is in order? Meatloaf gets the love from Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer in their forthcoming book A Meatloaf in Every Oven, with 50 recipes and an answer to the ketchup question. The launch takes place at powerHouse Arena, February 7, 7pm.

talk Good food and good talk guaranteed lunchtime tomorrow at Rotisserie Georgette when authors Adam Gopnik and Meg Wolitzer are on hand to talk books, food and more, part of the restaurant's Literary Lunches series. Tickets

art At Film Forum, Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray—a biopic of the late artist. The film's director, Kristi Zea, will be on hand for a Q & A tonight at the 7pm show.

photography Two fine street photographers, the late Sid Grossman and Sy Kattelson, one of his students, have exhibitions at Howard Greenberg Gallery.

urban planning If QueensWay proceeds, central Queens will have their own version of the High Line. In this case, the abandoned rail would be turned into a 3.5 mile linear park for walking, jogging and biking. There's a presentation on the project hosted by Open House New York on Tuesday, January 31, 7pm at SVA Theatre. Registration for the event is open now to OHNY members, on January 17 for the general public.

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 4pm: cast members of natasha, pierre and the great comet of 1812, including josh groban, denée benton, and creator dave malloy perform selections from the hit musical and sign copies of the new book/cd bundle. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, wristbands for entry will be given with proof of purchase at this location starting at 9am.

fri 6-8pm (thru 2/12): 'rejoice! our times are intolerable, an exhibition including more than 100 of artist jenny holzer's typographic street posters from 1977-1982, has its opening reception tonight. alden projects (les), free.

sat 10-6pm, sun 12-4pm: more than 1500 anonymously artist-designed postcards are for sale for $85 each at the 19th annual 'postcards from the edge' group art show to benefit visual aids. on sunday's closing day, purchase 2 and get one free. free admission ($5 suggested donation). metro pictures gallery (chelsea).

sun 12-3pm: more than 10 professional and amateur chefs compete at the ninth annual cassoulet cookoff, including at least one vegetarian entry of the meat and bean french casserole. jimmy's no. 43 (east village), $20 adv, $25 door, with a portion benefiting brooklyn rescue mission.

sun 2pm, 7pm (+ 1/18): catch a limited 65th anniversary screening of singin' in the rain, starring gene kelly, debbie reynolds and donald o'connor at their finest, at select movie theaters. $12.50.

thru sun: crafty folks can spin some yarns at the annual vogue knitting live! convention. new york marriott marquis hotel (theater district), $20-25 admission, classes + lectures extra.

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