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drawings Water Towers are the subject of Paul Shore's new exhibit at C. G. Boerner, 526 W. 26th [10th/11th].

event Excerpts from Rikers: An American Jail, a documentary by Bill Moyers and a conversation about the future of the city's justice system, are part of Open House New York's Spaces of Justice series, Wednesday, June 27th, 7pm. Tickets are $10 (free for OHNY members).

public art Cross-discipline artist Tauba Auerbach debuts Flow Separation on July 1st, in which the John J. Harvey fireboat gets painted in a dazzle camouflage pattern, presented by the Public Art Fund and a Kickstarter campaign.

movie The tagline for Three Identical Strangers—'the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told'—is a tad over the top. But the story of triplets separated at birth is jaw-dropping. Opens June 29.

restaurant Among the many pleasures of Saar, 241 W. 51st [Bway/8th], the new Indian restaurant from chefs Hemant Mathur and Surbhi Sahni, are lively food, cheery decor, and, starting next Thursday, lunch, too.

music The young electronic music producer Petit Biscuit, aka Mehdi Benjelloun, whose debut album Presence could make a convert out of electronica haters, plays Terminal 5 on October 26. Pre-sale starts this Monday, June 18. [Photo: Jonathan Bertin]

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: free outdoor movies (weather permitting): moonstruck at hunter's point south park (lic) and the rules of the game at washington square park (greenwich village).

fri 8pm: the annual new york philharmonic concerts in the parks series returns for a 53rd season with free performances in each borough followed by a fireworks display. tonight: brooklyn's prospect park.

sat + sun 11am-4pm: vintage subway cars are returning this weekend, and you can take a ride on them! ride the rails on seven different types of vintage train cars, put back in service by the new york transit museum for two days only. board at brighton beach station and take a short round-trip ride to ocean parkway or kings highway with the swipe of your metrocard.

sat 1pm: hightail it to coney island for the 36th annual mermaid parade. the nation's largest art parade will be presided over by musician amanda palmer and author neil gaiman this year.

sat 1-6pm: 29 local artists open their professional or home studios for the annual uptown arts stroll open studios, set for west harlem and washington heights today. free.

sat 6:30pm (thru 9/3): baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season kicks off today! special promo events this year include post-game fireworks, swag giveaways and running the bases, and theme nights include the sandlot, seinfeld, star wars, and harry potter. $10-19.

sun 10am-6pm: find your type at the third annual typographics book fair, featuring rare and contemporary titles on lettering and design from eight booksellers. the cooper union's 41 cooper square (east village), free admission.

sun 11am-6pm: celebrate the culinary contributions made by immigrants at the annual taste of jewish culture street festival, which will include more than 25 food vendors plus music and dance performances on 6th avenue between 48th + 49th sts (midtown west). free admission (pay-as-you-go).

sun 12-4pm: you don't have to choose just one at the egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festival, an annual street fair celebrating the lower east side's chinese, jewish, and puerto rican communities through performances, family-friendly activities, and of course, food. museum at eldridge street (les), free admission (pay-as-you-go).

sun 1-4pm: this year's rubin museum block party fills west 17th street street with performances, participatory activities, a travel trailer-turned healing garden, and food trucks. bonus: feel free to head inside for free museum admission all day. rubin museum of art (chelsea), free.

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