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photography The International Center of Photography, 250 Bowery [Houston/Prince] 212.857.0003, opened brand-new digs yesterday. The first exhibit—Public, Private, Secret—is, as you might guess, about what privacy means in today's world.

music This Monday, 8pm at le poisson rouge is a concert called Broadway Up, Guns Down to benefit the Zebra Coalition. Zebra works with LGBTQ youth in Orlando. In addition to helping a good cause, you'll get to hear Jessie Mueller sing.

movie Eat That Question is a well-made
and entertaining documentary about Frank Zappa.

book Author James Howard Kunstler's 2008 novel World Made by Hand is not about some Brooklyn idea of utopia—quite the opposite. It's about an upstate town grappling with a post-apocalyptic world. Two sequels have followed: The Witch of Hebron and A History of the Future. Out July 5th, the fourth in the series, titled The Harrows of Spring.

event Open House NY and the Museum of the City of NY sponsor a citywide scavenger hunt with a theme: zoning. It happens Saturday, July 9, 10am-7:30pm, which should be enough time to solve the 60 or so clues. Tickets are $30.

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 5-8pm: everybody's swedish at the annual swedish midsummer festival, featuring traditional music and games, flower wreath making, and authentic food and drink for purchase. robert f. wagner park + pier a plaza (battery park), free admission.

fri 7pm: colorful characters make their way from tompkins square park to the stonewall inn for the annual new york city drag march. free.

fri 7pm (+ 7/7, 7/9, 7/11, 7/13): arias and duets fill the air at the metropolitan opera's summer recital series, with free outdoor performances in parks in each borough. tonight: brooklyn bridge park's pier 1.

fri-sun: it's lgbtq pride week in nyc, so there'll be no shortage of goings-on, including friday's rally at pier 26 in tribeca, sunday's annual pride march and festival, family-oriented events, and plenty of dance parties. various prices, many free.

sat 2-7pm: the new york hot jazz festival brings butler, bernstein + the hot 9, hot jazz ensemble the hot sardines, and trumpeter/vocalist bria skonberg with the new york hot jazz festival all stars to central park's summerstage. free.

sat 7pm-midnight: everything is illuminated at the seventh annual lumen video and performance art festival, where 35 visual and performance art installations take over atlantic salt company's waterfront industrial warehouse and dock in staten island. the location is a 15-minute walk from the staten island ferry, and a free shuttle is also available. $10 admission.

sun 11am-6pm: nosh on bagels, knishes, macaroons, and more at the annual taste of jewish culture street fair, plus music, dancing, comedy, and more. sixth avenue between 48th + 49th sts.


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