arts 10.12.18

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music Burlington singer-songwriter Henry Jamison has a new song out, Gloria, that addresses masculinity (toxic and otherwise) in the most delicate way possible. It's a beauty, and so is his debut album from last year, The Wilds. He plays Bowery Ballroom on December 13 with Darlingside.

art Ego Obscura is the latest exhibit from Japan's Yasumasa Morimura, who transforms selfies into art.

theater "I can't go on. I'll go on." Waiting for Godot feels as timely as it ever has in the production of Beckett's play, produced by Ireland's Druid Theatre Company, part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, directed by Garry Hynes, November 2-13.

movie Liyana is documentary, partially animated, that tells the story of five orphans in Swaziland (now eSwatini), in which storytelling itself becomes a form of salvation.

book The Labyrinth of the Spirits is the fourth and final book in Carlos Ruiz Zafón's much-loved Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. Out now.

food The food of Native Americans is celebrated in Sean Sherman's new cookbook The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.

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: more than 250 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 16th annual open house new york weekend. 140 sites can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, while the remaining venues required $5 reservations and are sold out.

fri thru sun: 70 contemporary dance companies from new york and around the world will perform at the 18th annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter (dumbo), $15.

sat + sun 12-6pm: shop more than 70 vintage apparel and accessories retailers and private dealers at the a current affair pop-up vintage marketplace. industry city (sunset park), $12 adv, $15 door.

sun 12-5pm: get out of that pickle you're in and get thee to this year's lower east side pickle day, a three block fest filled with 50+ vendors serving up all things pickled. orchard street between east houston + delancey streets (les), free admission.

sat + sun: hear all the music at these season openings and fests:

sat 7:30pm (weekly thru 12/15): the peoples' symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $16.

sat thru 10/20: the bric jazzfest music marathon. bric house + the plaza at 300 ashland (fort greene), free-$30.

sun 2pm (monthly thru 4/28): the schneider concerts season at the new school (union square). $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 student standby tickets. [Photo: Alexander Popelier]

sun 3pm (various dates thru 5/19): greenwich village orchestra. all saints church (ues), suggested donation: $20 general, $10 students/seniors.

thru 10/28: the annual new york international fringe festival, now broken into fringenyc (in manhattan, thru 10/28) fringejr (for families, thru 10/28) and fringebyov (in the outer boroughs, thru 10/31), brings theatrical productions of all types to venues across the city. $22 general, $16 seniors.

thru 1/27: it's alive! frankenstein at 200: as mary shelley's creation turns the big 2-0-0, a new exhibition celebrates frankenstein’s legacy with excerpts of the original manuscript, historic scientific tools, film posters and memorabilia, comic books, art, and a companion screening series at moma. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm.

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