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movie Variety calls Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon in Lost in Paris "the two funniest clowns working in cinema today." And by clowns, they mean comic actors who are brilliant at physical comedy. There's also a wonderful performance by Emmanuelle Riva, who passed away in January. The very funny and very sweet Lost in Paris opens today. Watch the trailer here.

music Wilsen, the performance moniker of Tamsin Wilson (yes, Wilson not Wilsen), released the album I Go Missing In My Sleep back in April and we still can't shake it. We also can't quite put our finger on it. There's lots of reverb-y beauty, songs that are both gently melodic and off-kilter. Call them dreams that could, at any moment, turn. Wilsen performs on Tuesday, June 20 at The Standard penthouse (free but reserve) and on July 19 at Baby's All Right.

design "What would The Eldorado on CPW look like if it was designed today?" That's the question posed by design firm Hollwich Kushner, a thought/design experiment they call New(er) York, one which reimagines the city's Art Deco landmarks using 'contemporary techniques and materials'. We're not convinced any of the buildings has actually been improved—and that's not the stated intention. In any case, an interesting exercise. See the results here.

sports "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," said Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium. He died of the disease that now bears his name two years later. In 1942, Samuel Goldwyn released The Pride of the Yankees, a biopic of Gehrig's life. Just out: The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic by Richard Sandomir. Mr. Sandomir will be at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse on Thursday, June 22, 7pm. Free but reserve.

food Indian food with a cross-cultural lens—in terms of both techniques and ingredients—is the calling card of newly-opened aRoqa, 206 9th [22nd/23rd] 646.678.5471, from Gaurav Anand and Monica Saxena. Cocktails by mixologist Stephen Thomas.

event On Wednesday, June 21, the nonprofit Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) throws a party—JUSTice SOULstice— at the DiMenna Center. RAP works to 'build youth leaders in the fight against poverty.' Tickets are $100.

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-sun 11am-7pm: interact with the best of the worst 140-character statements at the donald j. trump presidential twitter library, presented by the daily show with trevor noah. 3 w 57th street (around the corner from trump tower), free admission.

fri 6pm (fridays thru 7/14): a changing lineup of several contemporary dance companies perform outdoors at bryant park each friday for five weeks. free.

fri 8pm: the annual new york philharmonic concerts in the parks series returns for a 52nd season with free performances in each borough followed by a fireworks display. new this year: a dvořák pre-show performance by you, the audience. tonight: prospect park's long meadow ballfields, brooklyn.

fri thru 6/25: nyc's annual lgbtq pride week returns with 10 days of rallies (friday), movies, parties, the march and festival (sunday), and much more. various locations + prices, many free.

sat-sun 11am-4pm: take a short ride back to long ago on vintage subway cars dating from the early 1900s, put in service by the new york transit museum for this weekend only. board at the brighton beach station platform and take a round trip ride to ocean parkway or kings highway for the low price of a regular subway ride.

sat 11:30-5pm: get your fill of fiddle at the annual porch stomp, an outdoor festival celebrating american folk music with over 60 performers, a banjo parade, square dancing, music jams, and more. governors island's nolan park, free.

sat-sun 12-6pm: take a self-guided walk through 34 private art work spaces in 11 buildings at the annual west chelsea gallery district artists' open studios tour. free.

sun 10am-6pm: warning: graphic content. browse and shop rare and contemporary titles on typography, lettering, and graphic design from eight booksellers at the second annual typographics book fair. the cooper union's 41 cooper square (east village), free admission.

sun 11am-5pm: more than 25 food purveyors put their own ethnic spins on traditional jewish foods at the fourth annual taste of jewish culture street festival, an outdoor fest that includes family-friendly activities, live music by golem and frank london's klezmer brass all stars, plus free egg creams or pickle pops for dads in honor of father's day. 6th avenue between 48th + 49th sts (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go).

sun 12-4pm: the museum at eldridge street's 17th annual egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas festival takes over eldridge street between canal and division streets with traditional chinese, jewish, and puerto rican foods, music performances and crafts. free admission (pay-as-you-go).

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