arts 01.24.20

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the skint

movie Eighteen Shanghai residents recount their version of that city in I Wish I Knew, the excellent documentary from Jia Zhangke.

music The indie band Of Montreal (actually of Athens, Georgia) has a new album out, UR FUN, and they play Elsewhere in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 5.

book Nature's Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy makes the case for taking conservation into our own hands.

food Ernesto's, 259 E. Bway [Montgomery] 646.692.8300, offers delightful Basque cooking, courtesy of Ryan Bartlow. [Photo: Rachel Vanni]

art At David Zwirner, a new light installation by artist Doug Wheeler.

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 7:30pm (+ 1/27-31): juilliard's 36th annual focus! festival, trailblazers: pioneering women composers of the 20th century, presents six free concerts performed by the new juilliard ensemble and axiom ensemble that highlight works by more than 30 women composers. peter jay sharp theatre and alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (rsvp required).

fri thru 2/2: ice up your life at frostfest, bryant park's 10-day outdoor celebration filled with wintry entertainment and activities, including bumper cars on ice, a silent disco, an ice carving demo, a special olympics skating showcase, and more. bryant park (midtown west), various prices (many events are free).

fri thru 2/2: the winter show, an annual art, antiques, and design fair, returns for its 66th year with 70+ dealers. park avenue armory (ues), $30 admission benefits east side house settlement.

fri thru 2/2: the metrograph presents a retrospective of indie filmmaker hal hartley, including simple men, trust, amateur, faye grim and more, with hartley in person at select screenings. the metrograph (les), $16.

1/25 11am-7pm: the international center of photography opens its new home at essex crossing with four exhibitions and a free community day.

sat 11am-3:30pm: celebrate the year of the rat at the annual chinatown firecracker ceremony + cultural festival. sara d. roosevelt park at grand street, free.

sat 2:30pm: join author jim cullen for a talk based on his latest book, those were the days: why all in the family still matters. cullen will discuss the historical significance and continuing relevance of the queens-based ‘70s sitcom that addressed controversial subject matters. queens historical society (flushing), $5.

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