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music Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, two fine singer-songwriters on their own, join together for a whole that's greater than the sum of their parts. The chemistry is self-evident: they're now a duo offstage, too. Their new album, For Keeps has just been released and they play Rockwood, 8:30pm, tomorrow night.

movie A film of version of the John Le Carré thriller, A Most Wanted Man, opens tomorrow with a cast including Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. The star, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, turns in another first-rate performance, one more reminder of how much was lost by his untimely death.

book The Magician's Land, the third book in Lev Grossman's Magician's trilogy is out August 5. Start, though, with The Magicians, followed by The Magician King.

art Sleepy time in the art world but for the Chelsea Art Walk—with over 100 galleries and artists' studios hosting events—happening tonight, 5-8pm. Also, the 5th annual David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore is open through August 1 at 525 West 19th [10th/11th], 10-6 (tonight open until 8pm).

out of town The annual Pig Mountain fest, which has grown from 400 people to 2800 last year, turns up on Narrowsburg's Main Street, August 23rd, with 17 chefs, 17 roasted pigs and plenty of veggies for vegetarians. It takes place from 5-9pm, costs $35 for all you can eat. Pig Mountain was started in 2011 by chef Heather Carlucci and artist Matt Solomon. As they do every year, a portion of the proceeds from the event go to a farm-based organization—this time The Center for Discovery, an organic farm that works with nutrition for people with autism and other disabilities.

parody Earlier this month we wrote about Best Made, the unlikely Tribeca shop purveying axes and other Paul Bunyan accoutrements. We enjoyed this Best Made parody by Rebekah Modrak called Re Made with video.

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.

free outdoor movies this weekend include fantastic mr. fox, fight club, from russia with love, and many more.

fri 7-9pm (fridays thru 8/29): the 13th annual seaport music festival continues with torres and high highs. fulton and water streets, free.

fri-mon: the new york antique jewelry + watch show includes 100+ dealers showcasing cameos, bracelets, rings, necklaces, timepieces, and more. metropolitan pavilion, $20 includes admission all four days.

sat 7:30pm: the mostly mozart festival kicks off with a free preview concert at lincoln center's avery fisher hall featuring selections by mozart, gluck and berlioz. free tickets (two per person) will be distributed at the box office starting at 10am, but lines may form earlier.

sat-sun 11am-6pm: the fourth annual new york city poetry festival at governor's island features 250 poets on 3 stages, book vendors, a beer garden, more. free.

sat thru 3/1: moma's henri de toulouse-lautrec exhibition includes over 100 examples of the late 19th-century french artist's posters, prints, illustrated books, and more. $25 general admission, $14 students, $18 seniors (free fridays 4-8pm).

the vegan cook-off brings 12-15 amateur chefs together 8/3 at littlefield. submit your best recipe to compete ($250 cash for first place!), or get your tickets here.

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