arts 05.18.18

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the skint

tv Based on Gillian Flynn's novel, HBO's Sharp Objects debuts June 7 with a cast including Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Eliza Scanlen. Those actors and Ms. Flynn will talk with Caryn James at 92Y on June 28 and you'll get to see the first episode.

book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York is Stacy Horn's new book on the history of Blackwell Island (now Roosevelt Island)— fascinating and horrifying in equal measure. The author will be at the Brooklyn Public Library on May 23 and Astoria Bookshop on May 26.

music The UK's singer-songwriter (also surfer dude) Ben Howard has already gathered a large fan base and that includes us. He's got a new album, Noonday Dream, out June 1 and he'll perform in NY but not until October 12 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Meanwhile, watch him sing Towing the Line on Jools Holland.

movies That Summer at IFC is Grey Gardens three years before Grey Gardens: assembled footage (by director Göran Hugo Olsson) of the mother and daughter from 1972. The director will be at IFC for tonight's 8pm show.

theater The Song Makes a Space is a concert of songs by the late composer Michael Friedman, marking the launch of the Michael Friedman Legacy Fund. Single tickets are $500.

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 various times: select museums offer free or discounted admission and special programming for the ninth annual art museum day, including the guggenheim (2-for-1 admission), the museum of arts and design (pay-what-you-wish), the noguchi museum (free), and more.

fri + sat 12:30pm, 7:30pm: this year's new york guitar festival returns with a program devoted entirely to classical and flamenco spanish guitar performed by marija temo, pepe romero, adam del monte, sharon isbin, and more. the winter garden at brookfield place (fidi), free.

fri thru sun: see the world at one or several of these food and cultural festivals: the 42nd annual saint george ukrainian festival (fri thru sun), the annual ninth avenue international food festival (sat + sun 10am-6pm), the 19th annual romania day festival (sun 10am-4pm), the nepal day parade (sun 11am-6pm).

fri thru 5/28: glassbarge: the corning museum of sails a 30' x 88' canal barge into town, offering free glassblowing demonstrations on the deck. brooklyn bridge park's pier 5, free (rsvp).

sat 1-3pm parade, 3-7pm festival: dancing in the streets! 10,000 dancers representing more than 80 styles dance up a storm at the 12th annual dance parade and festival. parade: broadway + w 21st street to astor place plaza; festival: tompkins square park. free.

sat 3pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm: symphony space marks the 40th year of its wall to wall series with an all-day leonard bernstein marathon featuring music, dance, conversation, and film. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws).

sat + sun 11am-6pm: see all the art at the annual industry city open studios (sat + sun 11am-6pm) and lic arts open festival (12-6pm). free.

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