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tv We really didn't want to see The Keepers (Netflix) since, sadly, we've seen too much church sex scandal as it is. And indeed the seven episodes contain the expected miasmic web of sexual abuse and corruption, and in this case, murder. Yet it is also storytelling of high order, with some deeply sympathetic and courageous human beings at the ramparts trying to restore moral order and—at last, at least—the possibility of healing.

art Ghost Ship at Clamp Art is a show of large-scale prints by Brian Buckley, using the cyanotype printing process (invented in 1842), to accentuate his maritime themes.

wine/food Wine world iconoclast Randall Grahm, who established the idiosyncratic Bonny Doon Vineyard in 1983, is at City Winery on June 8, for a seminar and tasting that will include Le Cigare Volant ('flying cigar' but meaning flying saucer), his Rhone-style wine that refers to an actual 1954 Châteauneuf-du-Pape law prohibiting flying saucers from the airspace over its vineyards.

movie A genuine one-off. The place: Yukon Territory. The year: 1978. Found: 500 films lost from the 1910s and 1920s. That is an elevator pitch. In the hands of Bill Morrison, it's a fascinating, moody documentary. Dawson City: Frozen Time opens June 9 at IFC.

community The Times has a dispiriting look at Bleecker Street. But for a restorative dose of classic West Village vibe, check out tomorrow's 19th annual Jane Street Sale, supporting the block association, with clothing, jewelry, crafts and more for sale. Tomorrow (Saturday), 11-5, Jane St. [8th/Hudson]

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 1pm: stars from more than 20 broadway musicals perform at the annual 'stars in the alley' outdoor concert, celebrating the end of the 2016-2017 broadway season. tituss burgess (unbreakable kimmy schmidt) and brandon uranowitz (falsettos) host. rain or shine. shubert alley (west of seventh ave, bet. 44th + 45th sts), free.

sat-sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 6/18): shop thousands of lps, cds, posters, books, and more for cheap at the archive of contemporary music's semi-annual record + cd sale. arc headquarters (tribeca), free admission.

sat 12pm-9pm, sun 10am-7pm (+ 6/10-11): the 41st annual outdoor american crafts festival returns to hearst plaza at lincoln center (uws) with 260 crafty vendors. free admission.

sat 1-4pm: take a short tour of the 40-foot-tall jeffrey's hook lighthouse, aka 'the little red lighthouse', open to the public only a few times a year. fort washington park, underneath the george washington bridge. free.

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show: fierce soul and gospel singer mavis staples and folk-rock artist toshi reagon + big lovely perform the opening night of city park's summerstage, a series of more than 100 shows in 16 neighborhood parks across the boroughs. rumsey playfield in central park, free.

sat 6:30pm: the new-york historical society (uws) screens the 'battle of the sexes' episode of cnn's soundtracks: songs that defined history, followed by a conversation with dr. amy bass, professor of history at college of new rochelle, and kathy sledge, founding member and lead singer for sister sledge, moderated by cnn anchor kate bolduan. free (rsvp required).

thru sun: 400 local artists will open their workspaces to the public at the annual greenpoint open studios (sat-sun), launching friday night with a party at java studios featuring free locally-brewed beer, bands, and installations. free admission.

thru 6/8: media critic matt zoller-seitz curates the inaugural split screens television festival, a screening series showcasing new tv and web series, including premieres, panel discussions, and in-person appearances by the likes of hank azaria, maggie gyllenhaal, julie klausner, michael mckean, asia kate dillon, and more. ifc center (west village), $12-19 reg, $30 for opening night.


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