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the skint

THE MORNING LINE Crazy world, eh? Think of MUG as a tiny island of sanity in our juddering country and support that little island today.

theater The hit West End production of Gypsy with Imelda Staunton has been filmed and is available for viewing from Broadway HD ($7.99, 48 hours of access). Staunton's performance is towering, yet folds in on itself into the gnarly depths of a wounded child.

art At Castor Gallery, 254 Broome [Orchard/Ludlow] 212.321.0223, new paintings by Gregory Thielker in a show titled Between Here and Now. The eight works are variously abstracted and distorted views from the car—melancholy, rain-splattered meditations on the lonesome American road.

movie Trapped is an affecting documentary by Dawn Porter about the fight to save abortion clinics across America, particularly in the South, from TRAP laws—Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers.

music New York based Nada Surf is releasing its 8th album, You Know Who You Are today. The alt-rock band formed in the 90s, but at this late date they sound better than ever.

book Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli writes in his new book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, that Einstein's general theory of relativity "describes a colorful and amazing world where universes explode, space collapses into bottomless holes, time sags and slows near a planet, and the unbounded extensions of interstellar space ripple and sway like the surface of the sea." You had us at 'universes explode.' This brief book, "written for those who know little or nothing about modern science," wants to blow your mind, and succeeds.

event Starting tomorrow, 92Y's essential 'global conversation' 7 Days of Genius, an almost overwhelming amount of programming (for us non-geniuses) at the Y, on MSNBC, and around the world.

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.

soho's beloved pearl river mart is slated to close on sunday, so get your kimonos, paper lanterns, tea sets, and little buddhas while you can.

metrograph, a newly-opened arthouse theater and restaurant with two bars, kicks off its premiere weekend with a 'surrender to the screen' series that includes the purple rose of cairo, taxi driver, the long day closes, the last picture show, the last dragon, and more. 7 ludlow street (les), $12-15.

fri 6pm doors, 7-10pm show: how well do you know new york city? prove it at the ninth annual panorama challenge, where participants compete in city trivia while quizmasters give hints on a large-scale panorama of the city. queens museum (flushing meadows), $15.

sat+sun 12-6pm: at the self-guided high line open studios tour, 40+ artists open their chelsea workspaces to visitors and the chance to purchase artwork directly. free.

sun 11am-5pm (sundays thru 3/20): learn how to decorate a pysanka (traditional ukrainian easter egg) during a 2-hour workshop at the ukrainian museum (east village). $15 general, $10 students/seniors (pre-registration required).

thru 4/16: take a walk through 'eighteen stations,' an art exhibition of musician and artist patti smith's photographs after her 2015 novel m train. smith will read from her book at the gallery throughout the run of the exhibition, and on saturday she'll discuss her work with the museum of contemporary art in chicago's omar kholeif. robert miller gallery (chelsea), free.


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