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art Opening November 8 at Gallery Henoch, Parallel Transformations, an exhibition by Kim Cogan. Much of his riveting work is about New York, or more precisely, the story of light in New York.

movie The Providers is a documentary by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin about three healthcare providers in remote northern New Mexico, waging a battle against opioids and much else. Rush tickets only for a screening at DOCNYC and advance tickets for a screening at IFC on November 12.

book A debut YA novel from Katrin van Dam, Come November, is the story of a girl whose family has bought into a doomsday cult (or, anyway, a group of people who plan to find another planet to live on because ours will be imminently uninhabitable) and has a date certain for Departure.

website Well worth subscribing to: the briefly, an aggregator of local news, delivered to your inbox.

tv The six-episode Bodyguard on Netflix mixes British politics, terrorism, and protection in utterly bingeable fashion.

food Farida serves fortifying and tasty food from Uzbekistan and other central Asian countries—think shashlik, dumplings, and oxtail stew. 498 9th [37th/38th] 646.863.2020.

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 thru sun: irish arts center's 10th annual poetryfest showcases poets from both sides of the atlantic over three days. friday's opening night includes readings by padma lakshmi, zadie smith, belinda mckeon, timothy donnelly, and dan halpern ($15-40); weekend readings are free (rsvp).

fri thru sun (ongoing): the smorgasburg food market moves indoors for the season, with a new night market fridays 6pm-late at villain in williamsburg (thru 12/21) and weekends at atlantic center in fort greene (sat 11am-8pm, sun 11am-5pm thru 3/31). free admission.

fri thru 11/11: get your buzz on at cider week events across the city. several are free-$10.

fri 12-7pm (+ sat 10am-5pm): 35-40 us and international postcard dealers gather for the bi-annual international postcard show. the watson hotel (midtown west), $7 general, free for students.

fri 4pm doors, 4:45pm show: the annual new york city marathon opening ceremony celebrates the diversity of sunday's race with a show, a parade of nations, and a fireworks display. enter at w 63rd st + central park west. free.

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: the happier hour: philosophy to make your life suck less, a monthly discussion series combining the perks of a bar happy hour with practical philosophy, takes on the topic of 'revelry' with guests that include: a philosophy professor with a penchant for dance, music, and sport; a data scientist who is reinventing cotton candy and also writes children's books; a burlesque teacher and performer who believes glamour should be for everyone. hosted by monica mccarthy. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code 'happierfriends' (reg. $15 adv, $20 door).

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