arts 01.17.20

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the skint

movies Black Women: Trailblazing African American Performers & Images, 1920 – 2001, is at the Film Forum today through February 13.

theater Previews begin February 25 at The Cort for Tracy Letts' new play The Minutes. It's Steppenwolf's production, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, featuring Mr. Letts, Blair Brown, Armie Hammer, and Jessie Mueller.

art Frozen Words, an installation by John Roach at Local Project, combines "16th century literature, the ancient pseudo-science of alchemy, and political hate speech" to timely effect.

comedy David Mills returns to Pangea for two additional performances of his much-lauded, sharply witty comedy show Bitter Endings on February 7 and 8.

food Bad weather will only improve the Brooklyn Cassoulet Cook Off, Saturday, January 25th, 1-4pm, $55.

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 1/19: gain a few purls of wisdom at vogue knitting live, a multi-day affair of classes, vendors, fashion shows, art, and more yarn-related fun. new york marriott marquis (theater district), $20+ (classes + lectures extra).

sat 7-10pm: nightclub at the museum: roaring '20s: the new york historical society museum + library (uws) takes you back to the jazz age at a themed dance party complete with live music, caricaturists, a magician, a photo booth, and an open bar. $25.

sat thru 7/19: envisioning stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey: the museum of the moving image (astoria) presents a major exhibition that explores the story, design, and visual effects of the 1968 landmark film, with original artifacts, a screening series, guest speakers, and themed workshops. $20 exhibition tickets include general museum admission.

sun 1pm, 4pm (+ 1/22 7pm): vincente minnelli's an american in paris (1951), starring gene kelly, leslie caron, and george and ira gershwin's music and lyrics, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices.

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