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the skint

music One-off musician Andrew Bird has a new album, Are You Serious, out April 1. He plays Kings Theatre on April 7 and and Terminal 5 the next night.

art Three films by video artist Omer Fast comprise the exhibition opening tonight at James Cohan, 433 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.714.9500, including 5,000 Feet is the Best, a fictionalized version of a real drone operator's description of his work and the effect it has had on him.

movie April and the Extraordinary World is a new steampunk-styled movie based on the graphic novel by Jacques Tardi, set in Paris, 1941—or at least a version of Paris. Full of pleasures large and small.

book Documentary photographer Michael Martin's latest book, Extreme Earth, is stunning in its beauty as well as the alarming implications of four climate zones in which extremes are the norm.

festival Founded in 1996 by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa, the annual MATA Festival is a reliably worthwhile weeklong festival of music by composers under 40.

food One of India's top and most inventive chefs, Manish Mehrotra, has opened a NY outpost of his Delhi hit Indian Accent at 123 W. 56th [6th/7th] 212.842.8070.

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: it's international waffle day! bring a hand-made rendition of the belgian flag and get a free waffle from wafels + dinges.

sat 11am (rescheduled from last weekend's snowstorm that wasn't): coney island's luna park opens for the season with the annual blessing of the rides and cyclone egg cream christening, plus free rides for the first 100 cyclone and 96 wonder wheel riders.

sat 12pm, sun 3pm: two ways to celebrate holi, the indian festival of colors, in queens: phagwah parade (richmond hill, sat 12pm) and the queens museum (flushing meadows, sun 3pm).

sun 10am-4pm: festive finery fills fifth avenue for the annual easter parade and easter bonnet festival. fifth avenue bet. 49th and 57th streets.

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