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photography At Fridman Gallery, Light Shop, an exhibition of works by Jan Tichy, a study of light in the remains of the Bowery lighting district.

From Joe Holmes, Streethearts, a book of photographs that's a valentine to NYC streets.

movie Not many movies come with their own NY Times op-ed, but Incitement, the story of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, also frames the larger issue of zealotry.

theater Donna McKechnie performs a musical memoir, My Musical Comedy Life, at The Green Room 42, March 19-21.

tv While the story of coronavirus unfolds, Netflix premieres Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak.

tribute Harry Belafonte will get a lot of love on his 93rd birthday at an Apollo Theatre bash, presented by City Winery, on March 1. Info and tickets.

support The Museum of Chinese in America suffered a serious fire last Thursday. They've set up a GoFundMe page to aid in their recovery.

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: the ski's the limit at the nyc parks department's annual winter jam, an afternoon of winter sports fun with a mini mountain of snow brought in just for the occasion. activities include sledding, ice bowling, curling, snowshoeing, and more. central park's rumsey playfield (enter at 72nd street), free.

sat 11am-7pm: enjoy free admission during poster house's community day, which will also offer a variety of programming throughout the day. poster house (chelsea), regularly $12 general, $8 students/seniors.

sat 1-6pm: kick off black history month with the apollo theater's annual open house. this year's 'celebration of cool' theme features live music, multimedia presentations on the apollo’s history, and an advance screening of the documentary american masters—miles davis: birth of the cool. the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director stanley nelson, music producer james mtume, jazz trumpeters keyon harrold and angeleisha 'trumptess' rogers, and miles davis’s nephew, vince wilburn. apollo theater (harlem), free (rsvp).

sat 7pm to sun 7am: an all-nighter at the library? we kant even. burn the midnight oil at the annual a night of philosophy and ideas, a 12-hour marathon of philosophical debates, talks, readings, screenings, and performances at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). free.

sat thru 2/9: the oscars skipped them, but you don't have to. celebrate films by six female directors that the oscars overlooked this year at nitehawk's congratulations to those men screening series, with introductions by refinery29 senior entertainment writer + film critic anne cohen. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $15 (a portion of ticket sales will go towards the future of film is female).

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