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art The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition has opened its 24th annual Pier Show, running through June 12, with work from nearly 400 artists, plus special events every day.

movies It doesn't get better for showcasing indie filmmaking than the BAMcinemaFest, coming up June 15-26. The opening night movie is Little Men, directed by Ira Sachs.

science From June 1-5, the World Science Festival—5 days, 50 events in 15 locations around the city, including a celebration of the life of Oliver Sacks; The Moth welcomes scientists in its storytelling format, and much more.

food Back Forty West, 70 Prince [Crosby] 212.219.8570, hosts its annual Calçotada (background here), in which barbecuing spring onions turns out to be a lot more fun (and tastier) than it might sound.

party It's the 11th annual and always irresistible Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, taking place on two occasions this summer: June 11-12 and August 13-14.

theater All of the original creators of A Chorus Line, that musical with a life-force like no other, have since died, and all too young. That includes the show's exceptionally gifted lyricist Ed Kleban, who gets a tribute on Sunday, May 15, 7pm, at 54 Below. The performers are an impressive group and include Baayork Lee, one of A Chorus Line's original cast members.

book Next Tuesday, May 17, 7pm, powerHouse Arena hosts Joshua D. Fischer, author of the new book Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love.

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 7-10pm: sketchbooks from artists from around the world are displayed and available for check out during the sketchbook project's stop at the brooklyn art library (williamsburg). launch party with free wine tonight. free admission.

fri 7:30pm + 9:30pm: adi meyerson quartet, saxophonist joel frahm and singer/guitarist camila meza perform two sets at the cave at st. george's church (gramercy). $10.

sat + sun (various times): street fair season is upon us, with several options this weekend that are a cut above the rest:

sat + sun 10am-6pm: the 9th avenue international food festival in hell's kitchen.

sat 11am-6pm (saturdays thru 10/29): the hester street fair in the les.

sat 12-5pm: lic springs! in long island city.

sat 12-6pm: positively 8th street in the village.

sun 12-6pm: the fabulous fifth avenue fair in park slope.

sat 10am: better late than never. baseball pioneer james whyte 'too late' davis gets the recognition he so dearly wanted when a new monument is unveiled at green-wood cemetery (free), followed by a trolley tour other of other early players buried there ($20).

sat 12-4pm: did you miss the cherry blossom festival at the brooklyn botanical garden earlier this month? randall's island has its own today (12-4pm), plus the opening of the outdoor flow art exhibit along the shoreline (10am-3pm). free admission.

sat + sun 1pm : filmmaker whit stillman (metropolitan, the last days of disco) brings his sense and sensibility to jane austen's novella lady susan in his new film, love + friendship. stillman will do q+a following the 1pm shows sat + sun. the paris theatre (midtown west), $14.50 general, $11.75 seniors.

sat 8:30pm: free outdoor movie: my big fat greek wedding. athens square park (astoria).

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