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MUG has a pair of free tickets to see The Smithereens concert next Thursday, July 28th. But wait, there's more! The concert is on a boat that will make a sunset cruise around Manhattan as the band performs. To enter the contest, email us with the word 'Smithereens' in the subject line (and include your name in the email) by 1pm today. This spring, The Smithereens released their first album of original material in a dozen years and it's gotten excellent reviews. (You can stream the single here.) {The winner is: Ally Dommu. Congratulations!}

Dozen of the country's top chefs, an all-meat BBQ, music, and beer: Meatopia is at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, starting at 5:30pm. $85

At MCNY, a discussion of urban poverty on July 26th. $12

indie rock Friday: 8-bit heroes Anamanaguchi play MHOW. Saturday: Indie pop legends The Feelies play a FREE show in Prospect Park. Just Announced… 9/23: Wilco. 9/24: Yo La Tengo. 11/3: St. Vincent.

movies El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, a documentary about the legendary restaurant, opens at Film Forum on July 27th.

Life in a Day, a crowd-sourced video record of one day on earth—July 24th, 2010—has been turned into an unusual and memorable feature-length film. It plays on July 24th, 2011 at Village East Cinema, 7:30pm.

sales Want to stock up on film and accessories for your Polaroid? Now's the time: up to 75% off merch this weekend at The Impossible Project's Christmas-in-July sale, 425 Bway [Howard/Canal] 212.219.3254.

Starting today at Robert Marc eyewear shops, handcrafted frames are up to 50% off regular prices.

out of town A suggestion from a MUG reader: "Since you occasionally offer your readers' suggestions for vivid out of town experiences, I thought you might be interested to know about the Big Town Big Tent Festival, a delightful summer performing arts series in Rochester, Vermont. I first attended last year… and was completely taken with the experience of enjoying great performances beneath the starry skies of this lovely mountain town. There are many wonderful inns in the surrounding valley, including Rochester's own Huntington House, Warren's Pitcher Inn, Goshen's Blueberry Hill Inn, and Brandon's Brandon Inn." On now through July 31st. [Photo: Jamie Richardson]

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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.

fri dusk: free outdoor movies tonight: back to the future (the intrepid), the princess bride (pier 46), wall-e (bay ridge)

sat 11am: score a free kite and fly it at governors island

sat 12-5pm: free admission, tours and performances for all at the new museum block party

sat 8pm: tonight's 'if you build it' free comedy night at karma features janeane garofalo, sara schaefer, sean patton, more

sun 7pm (weekly thru 8/7): swing the night away at hudson river park's moondance. dance lesson @ 6:30pm. pier 84 @ w. 44th st., free.

Bensonhurst (from 2009)

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