arts 05.6.16

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the skint

event Jane Jacobs was born May 4, 1916, and the centenary is ample reason for the Celebrating Jane Jacobs events taking place this month and beyond. On June 15, 6:30pm, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers—landscape designer, preservationist, and essential New Yorker—gives a talk on Jacobs' legacy at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

exhibit And in the spirit of Jane Jacobs… The Museum of City of NY has a new version of their Activist NY exhibit that explores how citizens have organized on issues ever since the founding of the city. One of the new highlights is the 10-minute documentary called City of Movement.

art At Edward Tyler Nahem, 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.517.2453, dozens of ribbon word drawings by Ed Ruscha, most of which were created between 1966-1973.

theater From Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of Passing Strange, a new show called The Total Bent about a gospel singer and his songwriting son. At the Public beginning May 10.

food Open-air market La Marqueta in East Harlem hosts—Sundays through October—Vendy Plaza, with enticements that include local food vendors, music and a beer garden.

book Parag Khanna's new book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, argues that global supply chains, more so than national borders, will be the way the world is organized.

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 7pm: visual artist, novelist and playwright rosalyn drexler launches her new visual memoir who does she think she is? with a conversation including author jonathan lethem (motherless brooklyn) and curator katy siegel. 192 books (chelsea), free.

fri-sun: the sixth annual jane's walk nyc: participate in one or several of more than 200 free guided walks in every borough, while commemorating the life and legacy of urban activist jane jacobs.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: the annual nyc vegetarian food festival returns to the metropolitan pavilion (chelsea) with 100+ vendors, presenters, demos and endless food samples. save 40% off $30 advance tickets with promo code 'vegansave' until midnight friday. $5 reduced end-of-day tickets will also be made available 4pm-5:30pm at the venue each day as space allows.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: america's cup makes waves as it returns to new york city for the first time since 1920, with various locations to take in the action over the course of the weekend.

sat 1pm: rally and march against gun violence along with moms, survivors, and supporters julianne moore and melissa joan hart at the fourth annual brooklyn bridge march for gun sense. cadman plaza and city hall park (brooklyn heights).

sat 4pm: rob spillman, gotham host and co-founding editor of tin house magazine, discusses his new memoir all tomorrow's parties with novelist colum mccann (transatlantic, let the great world spin). brooklyn central library, free (rsvp).

sun 8am run, 9:30am-4:30pm festival: immerse yourself in japanese culture with food, performers, a four-mile run, and more during the 10th annual japan day. central park's bandshell area and rumsey playfield, free admission.

sun 8:30pm (thru 5/15): the new york guitar festival kicks off with a free concert in honor of 'the godmother of rock + roll' sister rosetta tharpe, and continues through the 15th with concerts, master classes, and more. various locations.

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