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movie Bathtubs Over Broadway is the high-kicking story of 'industrials', which, decades ago, employed Broadway gypsies, writers and directors in service of various American corporations. Directed by Dava Whisenant, the movie developed from Late Show with David Letterman writer Steve Young's obsession with this vanished world.

theater Nassim Soleimanpour, who wrote the hit White Rabbit Red Rabbit, returns with Nassim, at City Center, starting December 5. It's a play about the power of language that unfolds this way: "No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. Oh, and some surprises."

art Hitchcock's Vertigo, which premiered 60 years ago, gets a cross-medium tribute in the form of prints by Jean Curran in a show called The Vertigo Project, opening December 13 at Danziger Gallery.

book The Dakota has had star turns in Rosemary's Baby and Time and Again, and gets yet another in Tom Barbash's novel The Dakota Winters, out next week, set in 1979.

music The venerable Dessoff Choirs, founded in 1924, got a shot of youthful energy when they appointed Malcolm J. Merriweather as the group's ninth music director. Catch the spirit of the holiday season when Merriweather conducts three concerts, December 7, 8, and 9 (three locations).

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: there'll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight's theme revolves around 19th-century botanist and photography pioneer anna atkins, and includes an illustration workshop, curator + artist talks, 16mm film screenings, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm.

sat 7pm-midnight: express yourself at the people's ball, 'a party celebrating imagination, style and freedom' with a red carpet and catwalk open to all, plus shout outs on the power of self-expression. brooklyn central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp).

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: jeffrey wright (westworld), brian lehrer (wnyc), and wyatt cenac (the daily show), discuss their callings at the employee of the month talk show, hosted by catie lazarus. the bell house (gowanus). $20 with promo code 'eotm' (reg. $25).

sun 4pm doors, 4:30pm show (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens frank capra's 1946 christmas classic it's a wonderful life, with an in-person introduction by mary owen, star donna reed's daughter. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors.

sun 4pm: sing 'hallelujah!' at west village chorale's annual 'messiah' open sing. scores provided, and light refreshments will be served at intermission. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students.

sun 6pm: united states olympians melissa gregory and denis petukhov are joined by other skaters and musicians for the fourth annual stars united ice show at the rink brookfield place (fidi). free.

sun 9:45pm: filmmaker whit stillman will do q+a before a screening of his 1990 indie hit metropolitan. the metrograph (les), $15.

sat thru 12/8 11:30am-8pm: a pop-up carnegie deli returns to nyc, courtesy of the marvelous mrs. maisel, with 1950s decor and prices including 99¢ sandwiches. 201 lafayette street (nolita).

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