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music Marietta, Georgia-born Kareen Lomax may bring Tracy Chapman to mind but from repeated listenings, you hear an artist in her own right emerging. Listen here.

It's been 15 years since Nada Surf's great album Let Go and to celebrate, the band has put together Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf's Let Go, with over a dozen recording artists, including Manchester Orchestra, Holly Miranda, Aimee Mann and Rogue Wave, covering the songs. Nada Surf will performs at Brooklyn Steel on March 8, 9pm, $27.50.

Vermont folk singer Henry Jamison, whose album The Wilds was released to acclaim this past fall, performs on March 6 at the Murmurr Theater with Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief)/Nick Hakim.

movie Oscar-nominated for best foreign film, The Square is a Swedish satirical comedy (!) about a museum curator.

book Out February 6, How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, author of The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive. This one is a time-travel tale, with a 41-year-old man protagonist who has actually been alive for centuries.

photography Striking aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein at Benrubi Gallery, 521 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.888.6007, in a show called Leaning Out.

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 + sat 8pm: short attention spans will be rewarded at the fourth new york city indie theatre one minute play festival, where 80 playwrights will present 80 new plays, each no longer than 60 seconds long. new ohio theatre (west village), $20.

fri thru sun: save up to 75% on display and slightly damaged books at the taschen sale (soho).

fri thru 2/4: revel in winter at bryant park's fourth annual winter carnival, a 10-day celebration of the season including a silent disco (1/28), an ice ball (2/1), broomball (1/31 + 2/1), curling (various dates), photo ops at an ice castle, and more. friday's opening night showcase includes synchronized skaters and two-time olympian johnny weir. food and drink will be available for purchase. free admission, $20 skate rental or byo.

fri thru 3/11: jean-michel basquiat's untitled (1982), which sold for a record $110.5 million last year, will be on loan to the brooklyn museum from purchaser yusaku maezawa as part of the 'one basquiat' exhibition. brooklyn museum, suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors.

sat 11am-3pm: the snow may have melted for now, but the annual winter jam festival will bring skiing, sledding, arctic golf, live ice sculpting, and more frozen fun to central park's bandshell area, which will be filled with snow for the occasion. free.

sat 7pm to sun 7am: spend 12 thinking hours at the return of a night of philosophy and ideas, an all-night marathon of more than 100 discussions, screenings, performances, music, yoga, and more. the brooklyn public library (prospect heights), free admission.

sun 12:30pm doors, 1pm show: test your knowledge and learn how to spot some of the most common fallacies used in politics, journalism, science, social media and more at fallacy bingo. presented by colab futures and hosted by karen ingram + wieke betten. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 dos.


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