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food/book What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women & The Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro, out on Tuesday, delivers what the subtitle promises. The women are Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William Wordsworth and an author in her own right; Rosa Lewis, Edwardian era star chef; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; Barbara Pym, the late British novelist (author of Quartet in Autumn, among others); and Helen Gurley Brown. When we're finally able to time travel, these six would make a dinner party for the ages. In the meantime, Ms. Shapiro has conjured the next best thing.

music Check out the many retro vibes (including Dusty Springfield) on Goodnight Rhonda Lee, Nicole Atkins' album released today. Hear her radiant voice live at Mercury Lounge on September 9.

movie At some point you'll be able to watch Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, the movie of the summer, on TV at home. But this one is best in an actual movie theater.

art großer Lauscher (Big Eavesdropper) opens tomorrow at Knockdown Center in Maspeth. It's a sound installation by Alyssa Miserendino that's complicated to explain. Just know that it involves Ovid's Metamorphoses and was recorded in a West Berlin Cold War listening station. Got it?

food Settle into Kurt Gutenbrunner's Upholstery Store for a summer treat: seafood, Austrian wines, and quirky charm.

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.

now open (ongoing, closed mondays + tuesdays): the jim henson exhibition, a permanent exhibition devoted to the work of the film, tv, and puppetry innovator with more than 300 objects and 47 puppets, opens at the museum of the moving image with a week of special screenings and family programs. $15 general, $11 students/seniors, free fridays 4-8pm.

fri at sunset: nothing tastes better than the original. willy wonka and the chocolate factory (1971) screens at hudson river park's pier 46 (greenwich village) and hunters point south park (lic) tonight.

fri thru mon: browse bling from more than 100 dealers at the annual new york antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission.

sat: take a field trip to the hudson valley for the first brooklyn based total beacon immersion, and experience the area's restaurants, watering holes, shops, and galleries. a $15 ticket gets you four brooklyn beers and access to deals, a $25 ticket includes beers, access to deals, and lunch. (save $5 on advance tickets with promo code 'fiver')

sat-sun 12-6pm (thru 7/26): here's a novel art show: pay-what-you-wish for used books at pushcart books, a pop-up bookstore/installation at gitler & ____ gallery (hamilton heights). free admission.

sun 12-2pm: who's the coolest ice cream maker in town? find out at the annual brooklyn ice cream takedown, pitting 15-20 home made frozen treat makers against each other, and you're the judge. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), $20.

sun 12-9pm: get your bubble tea fix x 2 at the grand opening of bar pa tea. the nolita location will be offering buy-one-get-one bubble tea all day today.

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