arts 03.16.18

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the skint

movie 12 Days, a documentary by Raymond Depardon, is a riveting examination of the process in France by which people in that country (92,000 a year) are adjudicated mentally ill and placed under mandatory psychiatric care.

music Folk singer Sam Amidon never stays in a narrow lane, so you're as likely to find jazz inflections in a given song as a banjo strum. Hear him on March 28 at le poisson rouge.

art The Ribbons That Tie Us is an exhibit of quietly revelatory portraits by Per Adolfson at 532 Gallery, 532 W. 25th [10th/11th].

tv There's buzz for the new drama on Netflix, debuting March 23rd, called The Mechanism about a corruption scandal in Brazil, inspired by real events.

classical Enough Vivaldi for one lifetime? Not so fast. Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana's new album, Through the Lens of Time, includes Max Richter's "recomposed" Four Seasons and it's a joy.

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 9am until they run out: #getlit with free books written by irish, caribbean, and american authors being distributed at a dozen pop-up stands across the five boroughs, courtesy of the irish art center's eighth annual book day.

sun 7:30am: cheer on the more than 20,000 runners at the united airlines nyc half marathon, starting in brooklyn's grand army plaza and ending in central park.

thru sun: make a bead-line to the biannual new york whole bead show, featuring more than 40 bead, chain and jewelry component dealers. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon).

thru 3/24: exhibits, talks, auctions, and other special events celebrating asian art await during the annual asia week, taking place in more than 60 institutions throughout nyc. various locations and prices.


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