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music We have quite enough reality tv right now, but, even so, could we turn your attention to The Voice finalist Wé McDonald, who performs at the Highline Ballroom on February 3, 7pm? Why Wé? She has a voice decades beyond her 17 years. Watch her audition here.

movie Midsummer in Newtown, about art, community and resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy—the Newtown of the title is that Newtown—this documentary is, in fact, uplifting.

theater Roughly, a Comic-Con for Broadway nerds, Broadwaycon features performances, singalongs, workshops and rubbing shoulders. Today through Sunday.

book Just published, Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli. His previous book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, showed him to be an exemplary guide to the subject, and this book is equally brain-scrambling and revelatory.

art Contemplations on the Universal is a retrospective of work by Theodoros Stamos at Hollis Taggart , 521 W. 26th [10th/11th] through March 4. Born in New York to Greek immigrants, Mr. Stamos was the youngest member of the first wave of Abstract Expressionists.

architecture NYC's first micro-unit apartment building, Carmel Place in Kips Bay, designed by nARCHITECTS, was modularly constructed. Twenty-two of the 55 apartments are in the affordable housing category, eight are designed and customized for formerly homeless veterans. The architects were recently recognized with an AIA Award for their design.

talk Tonight (7pm) at the Strand, Being One of Them and Being Who You Are—a discussion about 'the immigrant's search for an authentic self', using, among other examples, Star Trek Borgs.

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.

sat 11am-3pm: this year's family-friendly winter jam festival may be too warm for snow (fake or natural), but there'll still be plenty of outdoor activities like dodgeball, quidditch, ice bowling, arctic golf, live ice sculpting, workshops by r.e.i., and more. central park bandshell, free.

sat-sun 11am-3:30pm: ring in the new lunar year at the annual firecracker ceremony + cultural festival at sara d. roosevelt park (sat 11am-3:30pm) and east midtown's madison street to madison avenue (sun 11am-3pm).

sat-sun 12-5pm: the paley center for media (midtown west) hosts free screenings in honor of mary tyler moore, including the mary tyler moore show, the dick van dyke show, and more.

sat 3pm-10:45pm: learn some new moves at country dance new york's day of waltz + contra dance at church of the village. beginner and advanced workshops ($5), open dance sessions with live music ($9-11).

sat 7pm to 1/29 7am: ponder life's meaning at a night of philosophy and ideas, a 12-hour marathon of discussion panels, film screenings, performances, readings, virtual reality, and more. food and beverages will be available for purchase. the brooklyn public library, free admission.

thru 2/4: embrace winter at bryant park's third annual winter carnival, which expands from one weekend to nine days this year and features an ice castle, a silent disco, an ice ball, skating + curling lessons (skate rental extra), food and drink available for purchase, and more. friday's opening night showcase includes synchronized skaters and olympian johnny weir. free admission.


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