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music A room, in your imagination, that contains nothing except a Victrola playing 78s, from which a woman's voice (plaintive, of course) sings of love found and lost. That's the best we can do to describe the sound and effect of the debut album You & I by London-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter It should be a campy mess with all those glissandos and Andy-Williams-backup-singer ooohs but there's some wonderful alchemy here. plays Rockwood on June 19th and Summerstage June 21st.

theater Imelda Staunton as Martha. That's all theater mavens need to know, but for the rest of you, that's Imelda Staunton, the great British actress, playing Martha—of George and Martha—in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? You can see her unforgettable performance courtesy of National Theatre Live at a Symphony Space screening on Thursday, June 15.

photography At Ubu Gallery, 416 E. 59th [1st/Sutton], Les Mysterès de la chambre noir, surrealist photos by 33 artists from 1920-1950. (Some images NSFW)

movies Through June 15, the 7th annual Lower East Side Festival, featuring indie filmmaking, live comedy with Sasheer Zamata, and shorts.

book The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin is a novel about the unstoppable force of public interest in a small-town murder and the unpredictable ripple effects. [Photo at top: Lisa Whiteman]

event Open House New York challenges you to a day-long, citywide Scavenger Hunt on June 17, in which your team's knowledge of NYC buildings, planning and development projects can lead you to victory.

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 1-3pm, 4-6pm: score some free van leeuwen ice cream, courtesy of the full moon music festival, outside of nolita's cafe select (1-3pm) and the williamsburg whole foods (4-6pm).

sat 11am-5pm: more than 45 vegan food vendors offer bite-size servings for $4 or less at the vegan street fair, popping up at grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission, pay-as-you-go.

sat 11am-6pm: the second annual school of visual arts makers market shows off alumni-made products such as furniture, housewares, apparel, accessories, stationery, self-published books, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free admission.

 sat-sun 11am-6pm: bring your appetite (and patience… the lines can get long!) to the big apple barbecue, the 15th annual giant cookout featuring 15 pitmasters at madison square park. free admission (pricey fastpasses are available), $12/plate.

sat 1-6pm (+ 6/17): local artists in west harlem, washington heights, and inwood open their professional and home studios for the annual uptown arts stroll open studios. free.

sat 5pm: take in the view of the manhattan skyline as participants (maybe you?) sound their own barbaric yawp during the 13th annual marathon reading of walt whitman's 'song of myself.' brooklyn bridge park's granite prospect, free.

6/10 5-8pm: dance up a storm with the harlem swing dance society and the harlem renaissance orchestra at marcus garvey park (east harlem). lesson at 5pm, band at 6pm. free.

sun 9am-11pm: pre-game for the 71st annual tony awards with a day of free movie musicals from 1982, followed by a live broadcast of the red carpet and awards show. sva theatre (chelsea), free.


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