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theater The musical 1776 (which opened on Broadway in 1969), was not groundbreaking to the extent that Hamilton is today, but it surely marched to the beat of its own fife and drum and remains a favorite of ours and many others who saw it. There is that score by Sherman Edwards—fresh, rousing, lyrical— and a sharp book by Peter Stone. The original cast featured William Daniels' performance as John Adams, one of the most goosebump-inducing musical theater turns of all time.

The show gets a seven-performance revival at City Center, March 30-April 3 and here is a conversation between William Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda about the show's legacy. Don't miss it! [Lin-Manuel Miranda photo: Josh Lehrer]

book New York Times Magazine contributor James Traub has a fine new book out next week called Militant Spirit, a biography of John Quincy Adams, a President who perhaps excelled at being an ex-President and who was a fierce and active opponent of slavery.

music Jazz-birthed Esperanza Spalding trades in some of the form's tools and affect for a new musical avatar called Emily, who fronts a progressive rock album (okay, prog rock with a jazz vibe) called Emily's D+Evolution. It's been burning up the wires this month. Ms. Spalding appears at the Apollo on Thursday, April 14, tickets from $38.

sales Now through March 21, it's 25% off Joie & Equipment, 114 Wooster [Prince/Spring], in-store and online… Shelly and Renee have a one-day 'super sale' this Sunday, 11-6, featuring couture and sportswear, plus accessories, from Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Alessandro dell Aqua and Fabiana Filippi. 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 9th floor.

documentary Everything is Copy, a documentary about the late Nora Ephron, is everything you'd want it to be (sharp and funny), with a cohort of Ephron's many friends and colleagues, most of whom are sharp and funny themselves, plus famous. It debuts on HBO Monday, March 21st, 9pm. The film is written and directed by Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein.

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.

opens fri: the metropolitan museum's new building, the met breuer, officially opens in the former whitney museum's marcel breuer-designed building (ues). suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students (includes admission to the met fifth avenue and the cloisters).

fri-sun: source your bling at the whole bead show, where 50 artisan vendors will hawk jewelry and jewelry-making materials. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon).

sat 2pm: authors roslyn bernstein and shael shapiro give a talk and slide presentation on their 2010 book illegal living: 80 wooster street and the evolution of soho, which revisits the history of the artist coop started by fluxus art movement founder george maciunas. nypl mulberry street, free.

sat-mon: your commute just got a lot more tolerable at the sixth annual bach in the subways performance series. [Photo: Daniela Sessa]

sun (various times): welcome spring with two free treats during the annual macaron day and rita's free italian ice day.

sun 12-2pm: more than 20 competitive cooks present their take on a classic at the brooklyn meatball takedown. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), $20.

thru 8/14: two new exhibitions open at the jewish museum: 'isaac mizrahi: an unruly history' and 'the television project: some of my best friends.' $15 general, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays.

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