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theater A celebration of the Prince of Broadway, Hal Prince, and the many musicals he helped bring to life, including Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Previews begin next Thursday, August 3rd at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Mr. Prince directed with Susan Stroman, who also choreographed the production. [Photo: Elisabeth Novick / ArenaPAL]

music Brooklyn indie rockers Grizzly Bear release Painted Ruins, their fifth album, on August 18. They're heading out on tour this fall, playing Brooklyn Steel on November 2 and 3. The latter date is sold out but there are tickets for 11/2.

talk Presented by Open House New York, the Conversations on the City series continues through September. On August 24, Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement at the Queens museum, talks about that work in the most diverse locale in the country. Reservations accepted for the talk as of August 10.

movie Director Mickey Lemle gives us a personal portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama in his documentary The Last Dalai Lama?, opening tomorrow at IFC. The director will be on hand at the 7:25pm shows on Friday and Saturday.

book The HMS Jersey, the infamous prison ship moored off Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War, was filled with American soldiers and sailors captured by the British—held in horrific conditions. The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution by Robert P. Watson, out August 15, tells the untold.

food Nikkei cuisine was created as a result of transplanted Japanese immigrants to Peru in the 19th century. With fish as a central element, the cultures fuse deliciously. Sen Sakana, 28 W. 44th [5th/6th] 212.221.9560, a major new midtown restaurant serving Nikkei dishes, has just opened, helmed by Mina Newman and Taku Nagai.

# 072817 the skint

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 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: andrew bird and esperanza spalding play a bric celebrate brooklyn! festival show at prospect park bandshell. early arrival recommended. free ($5 suggested donation).

fri+sat 7:30pm: the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues with the paul taylor dance company performing to live music by vocal trio duchess (fri), singer-songwriter rumer performing songs by burt bacharach and hal david with a special guest set by dionne warwick (sat), and more. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park, free.

sat 11am-6pm: see who truly has the coolest of brews at hester street fair's iced coffee competition, where you and your taste buds decide which of nine local blends is best. $10.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: word up. the annual new york city poetry festival returns to governors island with 75 poetry organizations, 250 poets, booksellers, a beer + wine garden, and headliners including sapphire, deborah landau, aja monet and patrick phillips. governors island's nolan park, free.

sun 10am-7pm: it's a piece of cake to get something sweet on the cheap on national cheesecake day: save 50% on all cheesecakes at eileen's special cheesecake shop in nolita all day.


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