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music Dawn Landes, a member of Sufjan Stevens' band, and who has worked with Nico Muhly and Norah Jones, among others, has a Nashville-tinged album out August 10 called Meet Me at the River. She plays Joe's Pub on August 8. Watch the video of Traveling from the album.

movie 93 Queen is a documentary about the taboo-shattering efforts of Ruchie Freier, a Hasidic woman, to create NYC's first female, all-volunteer EMT corps. Directed by Paula Eiselt.

photography The gap in Mind the Gap, the new show by Joshua Lutz at Clamp Art is a sense of being unsettled and each photograph is discomfiting and disconcerting in its own way.

book Keith Gessen (brother of Masha) has a new novel titled A Terrible Country, a beautifully told story (sometimes very funny) about a man who must return to Moscow to care for his ailing grandmother.

tv Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, the true story of the first British pol to be tried for conspiracy to murder.

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 thru sun: browse unique antique and estate pieces from the renaissance to art deco eras at the annual new york antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission.

fri thru sun: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. friday: hal willner's amarcord nino rota; sat: family day and faramarz aslani; sun: jonathan wilson and lucy dacus. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free.

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-5pm: the eighth annual new york city poetry festival takes over governors island with readings by 250 poets across 5 stages, plus food and drink vendors, booksellers, and more. free.

sun 2pm doors, 3pm show: afrobeat master femi kuti and his band the positive force headline today's summerstage concert at central park, with openers jupiter + okwess and dj geko jones. free.

five film series for the season:

animation block party: the largest animation fest on the east coast. bam cinématek, $15. (thru sun)

the future of film is female: contemporary films directed by women early in their careers. the museum of modern art, $8-12. (thru 8/2)

asian american international film festival: the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about asians and asian americans. various locations, $12-16. (thru 8/4)

the female gaze: 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers. film society of lincoln center, $12-15. (thru 8/9)

see it big! 70mm: 2001: a space odyssey, the sound of music, west side story, and more. the museum of the moving image, $15-20. (thru 9/9)

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