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Sharpen your kitchen knife skills with a 4-hour class at Astor Center on Sunday, noon-4pm.

In Tabloid, Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War) tells the hilarious, crazy, true story of a one-time Miss Wyoming, Joyce McKinney. Opens tomorrow at IFC.

On Sunday, 4pm, at the Bell House, The Ice Cream Takedown—two dozen or so entrants with sweet wares for you to taste.

indie rock Friday: Comedian Reggie Watts does a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at Public Assembly. Saturday: Swedish poppers The Radio Dept. plays a FREE show at South Street Seaport. Just Announced… 7/25: Jane's Addiction. 9/22: Wilco.

art It's generally the doldrums in the art world, but at Williamsburg's Devotion Gallery, 54 Maujer [Lorimer/Leonard] 718.576.1107, a rare, interesting summer show. Detroit-based artist Bethany Shorb takes provocative, anatomizing look at cars and car culture in the show Supplemental Restraint System.

movie/theater Twenty-fours can go so fast… That's all the time the creators and cast have to come up with four short musicals, documented in One Night Stand. Performers include Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel Dratch, and Capathia Jenkins. The movie's world premiere is at the LGBT New Fest on July 24th, 8:15pm.

music Folk supergroup Red HorseLucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, and Eliza Gilkyson—perform a free concert in Madison Square Park on July 20th, 7pm.

out of town We've written before about They Draw & Cook, a website of recipes illustrated by artists. The clever brother-and-sister team that created it, Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, have now launched They Draw & Travelillustrated maps from artists around the world, filled with local favorites and heaps of charm.

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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 thru 1/16: jim henson's fantastic world exhibition features 120+ puppets (miss piggy + kermit!), drawings, storyboards, props and films spanning the career of the iconic puppeteer. mmi, $10. [Photo: John E. Barrett]

sat 10am-4pm: city of water day festival: celebrate our waterfront with free sailing lessons, kayaking, rowing, fishing, family events, food, more. governors island, liberty state park, other locations.

sat 2-6pm: the skint's first annual brooklyn bastille day bash: live hot jazz, burlesque, hot mimes, more! free bulldog gin cocktails 2-3pm ($5 after), $3 brooklyn brewery beer all day. littlefield, just $2 (or $1 with a total 4th avenue immersion card)!

sun 7:10 + 9:30pm: director michael rappaport appears at screenings of his doc. beats, rhymes + life: the travels of a tribe called quest. landmark sunshine, $13.

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