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tv The Times' television reviews the past few years have been so off so often that it's puzzling. Most recently, they dismissed HBO's Years and Years, but we think it's great: a beautifully acted (not least Emma Thompson) and directed family drama set in the near future, it captures today's anxieties and confusions ("I don't know what to worry about first" one of the characters says early on) as well as anything currently on television.

food Chef Kitty Thammasat has opened a satellite of her beloved Elmhurst Thai restaurant Ayada in Chelsea Market.

exhibit At Fort Gansevoort, A Look Back: 50 Years After Stonewall, a show of work from 1969 through the 1980s of LGBTQ artists (in current parlance).

shopping Jet Set Candy might be just the thing for a friend with wanderlust: travel-themed necklaces, rings, and charms.

book David Szalay, author of All That Man Is, has a new book of interconnected stories, this one, called Turbulence, about a dozen people who interact, in one manner or another, traveling around the world. Out on Tuesday.

music A gorgeous new song from Flyte, our favorite band. This one's called White Roses, a gorgeous reflection on what we can leave behind.

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 6:30pm-1am: prohibition productions presents casino savoy, a film-noir inspired speakeasy casino with live hot jazz bands, swing djs, burlesque, pro-dealers and tables (no cash gambling), and dancing. big deal casino (nomad), $20.

fri 8:20pm (+ 7/13 8:21pm): see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed when skies are clear from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts.

fri thru sun: star marc maron and director lynn shelton will do q+a with ira glass at select screenings of sword of trust at ifc center (greenwich village) and the landmark at 57 west (uws). $13-18.50.

sat 12-10pm: inspired by asian open air bazaars, the second annual happy family night market celebrates the asian diaspora through food, a marketplace, music performances, screenings, panel discussions, and more. abrons arts center (les), $15 admission includes a drink.

sat 1pm: encounter furry tails (and tales) when journalist peggy gavan reads from and discusses her book, the cat men of gotham: tales of feline friendships in old new york, followed by a chance to meet adoptable cats from astoria cat rescue. astoria bookshop, free admission.

sat 8:30pm: get a behind-the-scenes look at designer isaac mizrahi with a screening of 1995 documentary unzipped and in-person q+a with mizrahi and film forum repertory director bruce goldstein. following the event, mizrahi will sign copies of his memoir i.m., which will be available for sale. film forum (south village), $15 for the film and discussion.

sun: various times: celebrate all things french with food, wine, music, pétanque, and more at massive annual bastille day street fêtes held in the upper east side and boerum hill.

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