arts 06.9.11

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the skint

The garden at Studio Square in LIC is the site for a BBQ, hosted by chef David Burke and Samuel Adams brewery founder Jim Koch. Pig, beer. No further info needed except it takes place this Sunday, 1:30-6, $50.

Battle for Brooklyn, the story of the Atlantic Yards fight (and the use and abuse of eminent domain), is screened by Rooftop Films, tonight, 9pm, at Fort Greene Park.

Andrew Bird plays the Prospect Park Bandshell, tomorrow night, free. [Photo: Jesper Frisk]

food Herringmania: Russ & Daughters have their North Sea catch for sale. And there are still tickets left for their annual celebration of herring on June 28th at the Astor Center. Tickets are $75… Aquavit offers a wide selection of the fish at their annual Herring Festival, June 13th-17th and 20th-24th… At the Oyster Bar, the maatjes are in, through June 24th.

art Opening tonight at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery, 535 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.560.9075, Living and Working, an exhibition of work by MUG's own Jason Polan (Every Person in New York). Jason will be in the gallery for one month, creating drawings, paintings, sculptures, books in situ.

theater At Classic Stage Company starting June 15th, Unnatural Acts, a play about an incident that took place in 1920 at Harvard University. The president of the university at the time used a secret court of administrators to target, expose, and expel gay men from the school. Three of them committed suicide as a result. An appalling (but sadly not irrelevant) story, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale.

out of town If you're addicted to all things old, domestic and French, this shop on narrow rue St. Paul in Paris is the equivalent of mainlining your entire stash. Au Petit Bonheur La Chance specializes in the kinds of vintage (and vintage-inspired) finds that you'd squee over if you uncovered just one or two at a countryside flea market; here, there are thousands of them in a jumble. Continued

book America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops makes for delightful reading, tracing the bar from its British roots through all its American incarnations.

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: gov's island is overrun w. tons of participatory artwork and performances for figment. free.

sat 11am-4pm: free kayaking at brooklyn bridge's pier 1 opens.

in july, the met opera offers free performances every borough. tonight: central park summerstage.

sat-sun 11am-7pm: the 7th annual renegade craft fair features hundreds of indie vendors from around the country. bonus: free workshops! mccarren park, free.


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