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the skint

movie A decade ago, WFMU radio host Clay Pigeon talked with New Yorkers about their relationship to NYC. Those conversations are the basis for the wonderful documentary One October, directed by Rachel Shuman.

music The Stereo Hideout Orchestra performs Brahms V. Radiohead, a mashup of Brahms 1st Symphony and Radiohead's OK Computer, with the help of three vocalists. What will this hybrid sound like? Find out May 19th at Kings Theatre.

art At the Bruce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.243.8830, Conjugated Gradients, a show of illuminated, dynamic color by Yorgo Alexopoulos.

cabaret Frances Ruffelle, she of the singular voice and conquering persona, is at The Green Room 42, May 20th, 7pm. When she hits you with a hot note, it's a kill shot.

food Even if he's not old enough to drink in the state of New York, when Flynn McGarry cooks, he's an old pro. Check out his restaurant and cafe, Gem, 116 Forsyth [Delancey/Broome].

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.

sat +sun : five markets for you to browse + shop this weekend:

sat 11am-6pm: knitty city's moms and makers market. w83 ministry center (uws), free admission.

sat 11am-7pm: bust craftacular at industry city. free admission to the market, $15+ for classes.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: the lic flea + food market's opening weekend. free admission.

sat + sun 12-6pm: a current affair pop-up vintage marketplace. industry city (sunset park), $12 adv, $15 door.

sun 12-5pm (monthly): the vegan shop-up pop-up market at pine box rock shop (bushwick). free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian).

sat 12-7pm: nyc bhangra presents the holi hai indian festival of colors, an annual all-day celebration of spring with live music, dance, food, and more. rain or shine. the play lawn at governors island, free admission (color packs extra).

sat 11am-3pm: the art students league of new york celebrates the 125th anniversary of its american fine arts building with an open house and open studio where anyone can make art. $15.

sat 3-8pm: swing out at a dance party with music by charles turner + uptown swing and dj nessdigital. dance lessons will occur throughout the event. harlem stage gatehouse, $10.

sun 8am run, 9:30am-4pm festival: celebrate japanese culture at the 12th annual japan day, an outdoor festival with traditional and contemporary performances, family-friendly activities, food, and a four-mile run to kick things off. the bandshell area at central park, free admission.

sun 12-10pm: the annual bang on a can marathon returns with 10 hours of live multi-genre music performed by bang on a can all-stars, maya baiser, vicky chow, stephin merritt, terry riley, xenia rubinos, and more. nyu skirball center (greenwich village), free.

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