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the skint

Paul Grieco, co-owner and sommelier of Hearth and Terroir, dubs this the Summer of Riesling, in a class on 7/12 at ICE, $80.

It's the David to local Goliath fests, but starting 7/22, Manhattan Film Festival, loads its slingshot with over 100 films, many of which are screened at Symphony Space.

Were we missing Cibo Matto? We were! And they're back, performing at Bowery Ballroom on 7/18, 8pm, $20.

A little over five ounces of pesto for $18.25 sounds crazy, but Roberto Panizza makes a compelling case.

indie rock Friday: Slow jammers Pure X play 285 Kent Avenue. Friday: Noise rockers Weekend play a free show @ South Street Seaport. Just Announced… 9/21 & 9/22: Beirut. 10/12 & 10/13: Iron and Wine. 10/27: Pixies.

food We'd trust Molly O'Neill on any food matter, so if she spent ten years and "traveled 500,000 miles" researching the best burgers in the land ("The meat! The heat! The recipes!"), we want the benefit of that hard-earned wisdom. It's available so far only as an ibook called This American Burger, $4.99.

movie It seemed like a good idea at the time: raise a chimp like a human and prove whether it could communicate with language skills. The 1970s project of a behavioral psychologist, the story of Nim Chimpsky and his many trainers became a far more complicated saga than anyone could have imagined. Project Nim, a new documentary opening tomorrow, directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire), captures the endearing essence of Nim as it tracks his fraught, often heartbreaking, experience of the world.

walks Next week sees a new book of old NY: Andy Warhol's New York City by Thomas Kiedrowski. Via four walks, the author highlights the many hangouts, restaurants, museums, and homes associated with the artist. The book includes photographs as well as illustrations by Vito Giallo, Warhol's studio assistant. There's a book launch and signing at Clic Bookstore & Gallery, 255 Centre [Broome] 212.966.2766, on July 13th, 6-8pm.

out of town So you're bashing about Havana, and you get a sudden craving for a mojito. (It happens.) You could hit Hemingway's old haunts, like the Hotel Ambos Mundos, and gaze out at the town from the rooftop bar. Or the patina-rich but heavily tourist-trafficked La Bodeguita del Medio. Still, some say the best mint-muddling in town happens in the Edificio Bacardi… [Continued]

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 + sat 8pm: drama desk-nominated radiotheatre put on a ghastly good time at their 2nd h.p. lovecraft festival, featuring 40 of lovecraft's stories told with an elaborate soundscape and original orchestral score. under st. marks theater, $15-18.

fri-sun: new york classical theatre's free outdoor production of shakespeare's henry v takes you from battery park's castle clinton to governors island. part of the river to river festival. ferry wristbands avail starting at 5pm.

sun 12-5pm: vive la france! celebrate bastille day on manhattan's 60th street and brooklyn's smith street with other francophiles

sun 7pm (weekly thru 8/7): swing the night away at hudson river park's moondance. dance lesson @ 6:30pm. pier 84 @ w. 44th st., free.

sun 8pm: the trinity wall street chorus perform new music by missy mazzoli, nico muhly, and paola prestini. st. paul's chapel, free.

AMNH (from 2009)

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