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the skint

tv Philip Roth's alternate history The Plot Against America imagines a world in which Charles Lindbergh beats FDR in the 1940 election and leads the country toward fascism. The story gets the HBO treatment premiering March 16. Tonight at 92Y, you can watch the first episode with cast and crew members.

movie Extra Ordinary is an entertaining story of a woman with supernatural abilities that she's not so thrilled having.

classical Metropolis meets Metropolis. Fritz Lang's classic movie gets a score by Ricardo Romaneiro performed by the Metropolis Ensemble. It takes place at National Sawdust on Tuesday, March 10, 8pm.

theater Waterwell's The Courtroom at Symphony Space on Monday, March 9, 7pm, is a reenactment of a deportment case from court transcripts. Patrick Wilson and Jayne Houdyshell headline the cast of this absorbing evening of theater.

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 10:30pm: in honor of international women's day, dance it out at ladies first: a dance party celebrating badass women of music, with tunes spun by dj colleen crumbcake, a photo booth by nikki, letters to your teenage self, watercolor portraits by jane beaird of quiet creature ($10), and themed drink specials. presented by elizabeth bougerol (the hot sardines) and the skint. 100% of profits will go to planned parenthood. littlefield (gowanus), $10.

fri thru sun: four days of bibliophilia: the 60th annual new york international antiquarian book fair (fri thru sun, park avenue armory, $25 general/$10 students) and the annual new york city book and ephemera fair (fri + sat, church of st. ignatius loyola, $5-10).

fri thru sun: the annual armory arts week brings big art shows with hundreds of galleries to new york, including the armory show, art on paper, clio, independent new york, nada, salon zürcher, scope, spring/break, and volta. various locations and prices. hyperallergic rounds them up with other exhibitions here.

fri thru 3/15: get your fill of film with these film fests and series:

➤ fri thru sun: the booksellers. quad cinemas (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors.

➤ fri thru 3/12: rise up!: portraits of resistance. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene), $16.

➤ fri thru 3/15: rendez-vous with french cinema. film at lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25).

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