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music The Nile Project, an extraordinary collaboration of musicians from Nile countries, plays Joe's Pub on April 29, showcasing their new album, Jinja.

book Out March 21, The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill, is set in 1970s NYC, wherein a young boy is enlisted into his father's passion: salvaging (stealing) architectural elements from the city's buildings. Mr. Gill will be at Greenlight Bookstore on Thursday, March 23, 7:30pm, with Times book critic Liesl Schillinger.

movie Uncertain is a documentary (winner of the Tribeca Film Festival's Best New Documentary Director) about Uncertain, Texas, population 94, and its troubled waters.

wine Any guesses what the picture above is? It's a winery situated on the volcanic ash of the Canary Islands—talk about a special terroir! Taste for yourself when Some Good Wine, 13 E. 8th [5th/Univ] 212.777.3151, pours over 35 wines from the Canaries on Friday, March 17, 5-8pm. Free but RSVP All of these wines are 15% off during the event.

exhibit From March 16 at the Museum at Eldridge Street, the Lost Synagogues of Europe: Postcards from the Collection of Frantisek Bányai, many of which were lost during Kristallnacht. That this is a timely exhibit is heartbreaking.

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 5-9pm: celebrate st. patrick's day a week early at brooklyn historical society's free friday 'irish brooklyn' edition, with a talks on irish new york history and whiskey wars (with tastings), a drink-n-draw session, and more. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free.

fri 7pm (+ sat 4pm): documentary filmmaker manfred kirchheimer does q+a following screenings of canners, his new film chronicling the people who collect bottles and cans on nyc's streets. the metrograph (les), $15.

sat 11am-8pm, 11am-7pm sun: cat camp, the first feline-focused symposium in nyc, features 60+ exhibitors, adoptions, and presentations + appearances by the likes of 'kitten lady' hannah shaw, 'cat daddy' jackson galaxy, kitty celeb lil bub, and more. don't bring your own puss, though… human attendees only. meow! metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20+.

thru sun: bibliophiles and collectors will have plenty to peruse at the annual new york antiquarian book fair (fri-sun, park avenue armory, $25 general, $10 students) and the new york city book and ephemera fair (fri 8am-7pm, church of st. ignatius loyola, $15. $5-10 off coupon here.).

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