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movie Tonight at The Metropgraph, 7 and 10pm, two hours from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964, a film of The T.A.M.I Show (Teenage Awards Music International Show). Why should you care? Performances by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, and The Rolling Stones. Oh yeah, and James Brown at his very best.

music The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney have teamed up for a project of British folk music with a psychedelia lens called Offa Rex, out July 14. They'll be at Town Hall on July 26.

theater The annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom happens on Monday, July 17 at NYU's Skirball Center. This time out, a dozen songwriting teams have written songs about civil liberties. Performers include Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gavin Creel, and Chris Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington in Hamilton. Proceeds from the show benefit the NYCLU.

exhibit From Washington to Jefferson. See the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson's hand, which includes the condemnation of slavery, in a version deleted before ratification. It's at the NYPL's Gottesman Gallery in the main building through July 3.

event For the flush and patriotic, good food and good views of the fireworks at Riverpark's BBQ with doors opening on the 4th at 5:30pm. $275 per person and $50 for kids.

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, tue 6pm (tues-sat thru 7/15): dance to live music under the stars at lincoln center's annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance parties. dance lesson 6:30pm, live music 7:30pm. damrosch park (uws), $17 adv, $20 dos admission gets you entrance to the dance floor with the best view of the band, but there's usually a good amount of room to watch/dance from outside for free.

fri thru 10/9: new exhibition 'eloise at the museum' celebrates kay thompson and hilary knight's beloved children's books through original manuscripts, sketchbooks, dolls, and more. the new-york historical society, $20 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm.

sat 12-11pm, sun 12-10pm: buy-one-get-one free cones and ice cream sandwiches at the east village grand opening of eggloo, a instagram-ready hong kong-style waffle-cone ice cream shop.

sat 5pm: parisian and new york hot jazz, swing and ragtime meet up for an evening of live music by vince giordano and the nighthawks, tatiana eva-marie and the avalon jazz band, and aurora nealand and her royal roses. central park's rumsey playfield, free.

mon thru 7/16: go beyond baguettes during the annual french restaurant week, when nearly 40 restaurants will offer $17.89 and $38 prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

tues 10am-2pm: witness the spectacle that is the annual nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest in coney island. free.

tues 5:30-9pm: the blue note jazz festival presents an outdoor concert at the south street seaport with six-time grammy award winning saxophonist david sanborn, grammy award winning trumpeter maurice 'mobetta' brown, and hypnotic brass ensemble. free.

tues 9:25pm: the sky above the east river lights up for the 41st annual macy's fourth of july fireworks show, the largest display in over 10 years with 60,000 shells fired from five barges between e 24th + e 41st streets.

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