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MUG has a pair of free tickets to see Sallie Ford—who we think is great in an Ella-meets-rockabilly way (Ellabilly?). Email us with the word 'Sallie' in the subject line (and include your name in the email) by noon today. Today's winner for the show on Tuesday at Bowery Ballroom: Meredith Modzelewski. Congratulations!

Comedy Central Park brings Jim Gaffigan and John Pinette to SummerStage, June 29th, 7pm, free.

Join superb Italian chef Cesare Casella (Salumeria Rosi) for a food-themed trip to Sicily, 9/4-9/11.

The Spotted Pig hosts their third Gay Pride party on Sunday, 6/26, starting at 6pm.

A 100th birthday celebration of film composer Bernard Herrmann at the Greene Space, Wednesday, 6/29, 7pm, $20.

Doveman has his recurring monthly gig at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday, 7pm. We love this guy: real name Thomas Bartlett, ace keyboard player, writer and performer of gorgeous, autumnal songs, sung above a whisper but not by much.

Jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater tosses a gardenia bouquet To Billie With Love: A Celebration of Lady Day at Town Hall on Friday, 8pm, $45-$50.

movie Sunny days not for you? Check out Leap Year, by Australian playwright and director Michael Rowe. Rowe, who lives now in Mexico, sets his story in the capital city. The movie, a heartbreaking stew of loneliness, sex, and violence, won the Caméra d'Or at Cannes for best first feature. Opens tomorrow.

art At Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 W. 29th [10th/11th] 212.239.1181, opening tomorrow, Bolt Out of the Blue, an exhibition of works by two major Scandinavian artists, Birgir Andrésson and Poul Gernes. Most memorable may be Pantone colors that Andrésson made up, a key to the artwork as the work itself.

theater The 12th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival begins July 11th, providing a forum for emerging playwrights and musical creators to find their voice, and possibly an audience.

out of town Planning a trip to London and want to break out from the same-old same-old? London Shh leads you to a few of the city's extraordinary, if undersung, historic houses.

Some of today's images
courtesy of Shutterstock

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: recommended arrive @ 6am: florence + the machine perform at the good morning america summer concert series. central park's rumsey playfield, free.

fri: 7:30pm doors: free outdoor movie screenings on the flight deck of the intrepid continue with spider-man

sat 6pm-12am: indoor/outdoor video and performance art festival lumen takes place on staten island's waterfront, just 2 mins from the ferry terminal. [Photo: Melani Franklin Cohn]

sat-sun 11am-5pm: it's the roaring '20s at the bi-annual jazz age lawn party w/ michael arenella and his dreamland orchestra @ governors island, $7 adv, $10 door

sun 12pm: lgbt history of the east village: a walking tour makes stops at significant sites of pre-stonewall history. free (rsvp).

Grand Street (from 2009)

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