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performance art At Fergus McCaffrey, 514 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.988.2200 through August 11th, a rotation of intriguing site-specific performances, installations, and sounds.

visual art A subscriber tipped us to the El Museo retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón. If you're unfamiliar with her work, which uses the technique of collagraphy, you will find great power and beauty. Her completely unexpected death at age 32, by suicide, was a great loss to the art world.

tv Needing a binge? Say hello to Ozark on Netflix, starting July 21. Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, it's the story of
a financial advisor (Bateman) and his family who have to get out of Dodge (in this case, Chicago) and move to the Ozarks to escape the repercussions of his work for a drug kingpin. Variety calls it "one of the most compulsively watchable debuts of the year."

movie Almost Sunrise is a documentary about two Iraq veterans, bedeviled by depression, who decide to take a walk—a 2700-mile walk from Wisconsin to California. At IFC.

music Manchester Orchestra have a new album out July 28 called A Black Mile to the Surface. They play Terminal 5 on September 29. Catch the video for their new single The Gold here.

book Griffin Hansbury, better known as Jeremiah Moss, has been a longtime crusader against the gentrifying denaturing of New York's character—on his blog and now in the new book Vanishing New York. There's a launch party at Housing Works on July 27 and powerHouse Arena on August 3. Details

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 2:30pm: broadway's patti lupone and christine ebersole discuss their tony-nominated performances in war paint with composer scott frankel at a cd release/signing of the original broadway cast recording. barnes + noble 86th + lexington ave, priority seating with purchase of the cd.

sat 10am-4pm: the family-oriented city of water day, now in its 10th year, celebrates our local waterfront with a day of free rowing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding, free boat tours on tall ships and tugboats, and many more activities at governors island and dozens of neighborhood locations in ny + nj.

sat 4pm: basquiat and noho: a panel of experts discusses artist jean-michel basquiat's impact on the noho neighborhood and where such a cultural incubator might exist in the city today. la mama la galleria (noho/east village), free (rsvp).

sun 12-6pm: check out a spot that's normally closed to the public. the historic new york city marble cemetery in the east village will be open for visitors to explore today. 52-74 e 2nd st, between second and first aves, free.

sun 12-10pm: missed last weekend's bastille day block party in manhattan? don't fret, there's another fête! brooklyn's smith street and the area surrounding bar tabac on dean street will be taken over by pétanque courts, live music, can-can dancers, wine, food, and thousands for the annual outdoor celebration. free admission, pay-as-you-go.

sun 1-4pm: make some noise with sound-based art and activities at the rubin museum of art's annual block party. inspired by the current exhibition, 'the world is sound,' the indoor and outdoor fest includes hands-on activities, performances, meditation, a silent disco, and free museum admission all day. rubin museum of art (chelsea), free. [Photo: Filip Wolak]

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