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the skint

movie Eugenia Bone was the first to open our eyes to the 'weird world of mushrooms' in her book Mycophilia. Ms. Bone appears with longtime advocate of medicinal mushrooms Paul Stamets in Fantastic Fungi, a documentary screening at the Village East. Mr. Stamets edited the companion book Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet.

theater Bella Bella is the new Harvey Fierstein play, a hat-tip to the larger-than-life political pioneer Bella Abzug.

art Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates at The Shed is a retrospective of the conceptual artist's long career.

book André Aciman revisits the characters of Call Me By Your Name in Find Me, out October 29.

music The inestimable Dessoff Choirs launches its 95th season on Saturday, October 26, 4pm, at James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Bway [121st] with Fauré's sublime Requiem.

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: 70 contemporary dance companies from new york and around the world will perform over three days during the annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter (dumbo), $15.

sat 10am-5pm: oh, what a tangled web you'll weave at the kings county fiber festival, an annual gathering and marketplace for local crocheters, dyers, felters, and knitters. old stone house (park slope), free admission.

sat + sun 12-6pm: step inside studios and work spaces of artists and makers during the annual high line (12-6pm) and red hook (1-6pm) open studios. free admission.

sat 12-9pm: take a culinary trip of africa at the new york african restaurant week festival. mist harlem, $15+

sat 6-11pm: literature takes to the streets for lit crawl nyc, where you can catch themed readings, discussions, and trivia in bars, clothing shops, a bakery, an ice cream shop, and (of course) a bookstore along a stretch of cobble hill's smith street. free admission.

sat 8pm: new-music chamber ensemble tak presents its first concert of the season at dimenna center for classical music (midtown west). $10-20 suggested donation.

Crosby Street (from 2017)

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