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the skint

movie Honeyland may be the worse elevator pitch ever—a documentary about a beekeeper in an isolated Balkans village—but it turns out to be quite an affecting movie.

music The great jazz pianist Fred Hersch is at the Village Vanguard through the weekend in trio incarnation, with John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. [Photo: John Rogers]

art Illustrator, fashion designer, author, and our old friend Chesley McLaren (she did many of the distinctive black and white illustrations in the paper days of MUG), has created a series of limited edition prints for sale at the Austerlitz Historical Society, which is in the eastern part of Columbia County in the Hudson Valley. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

book From preeminent marine archaeologist James Delgado, War at Sea: A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, is out August 1. He'll be speaking at the National Lighthouse Museum on August 3, 2pm. Register here, $20.

food Join chef Robert Rosenthal on Thursday, August 15, 7-9pm, at the JCC, for a hands-on cooking class called 10 Herbs and Spices That Will Change Your Life.

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 6pm: in honor of folk singer pete seeger's 100th birthday, joe's pub and the public theater host an outdoor cabaret at astor place featuring toshi reagon. free.

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

fri thru 8/11: the 49th annual lincoln center out of doors festival presents free music, dance, film, and more to damrosch park (uws). fri: jeff tweedy and helen gillet; sat: la casita, look at my soul: the latin shade of texas soul, and lee fields + the expressions; sun: made in nyc 2.0: next generation traditions, la casita at teatro pregones, and las caras lindas de mi gente negra. arrive early if you'd like to secure a seat in the main area.

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-5pm: let the words wash over you at the annual new york city poetry festival, returning to governors island with readings by 250 poets across five stages. free.

sat 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm: the second annual 92y mobile dance film festival features dance films from around the world that have been shot entirely on mobile devices. 92y (ues), $10.

sun 2-4pm: determine which homemade frozen treat is the most scream-worthy at the annual brooklyn ice cream takedown. lot 45 (bushwick), $25.

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