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the skint

event We suppose if you're going to program a week of 300 projects, installations, talks, and workshops under the rubric Reimagine End of Life, the end of October (October 27-November 3) is as good a time as any. Among many events, A Good Death: 19th Century Lessons in Dying Well, an exhibition at the Merchant's House Museum, which includes the opportunity to take a "pre-postmortem photograph" in a 19th century coffin. [Photo by Hal Hirshorn]

music She Remembers Everything is the great title of a great new album from the great singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash. On October 29, Ms. Cash will be at Pioneer Works performing An Evening of Literature and Song—along with poet Staceyann Chin, author A.M. Homes, and astrophysicist Janna Levin—reading works of Angela Davis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Toni Morrison and more, in celebration of the album's release on November 2.

cabaret We've loved Andrea Marcovicci ever since her performance as Nefertiti in 1977. She's celebrating her 70th birthday in the most bittersweet way imaginable: her final solo cabaret show. Well, two shows, on Saturday, November 17, at 54 Below, reminding us of all the wonderful performances and recordings by Ms. Marcovicci over these many years.

movie Playing Lee Israel, celebrity biographer turned literary forger, Melissa McCarthy, finally, has a juicy role and she runs with it in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

photography Published last month, Brooklyn Photographs Now by Marla Hamburg Kennedy, with contributions by Anne Pasternak and Philip Lopate, and 250 images of the borough by over 75 photographers. Celebrate the launch with a conversation between Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Lopate at WORD Bookstore on November 15, 7:30pm.

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 1-8pm, sat 11am-6pm: refresh your wardrobe and/or get halloween costume inspiration with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door.

fri thru sun: 350+ brooklyn artists will open their studio doors for the 22nd annual gowanus open studios. kickoff party friday 6-9pm at gowanus loft, open studios sat + sun 12-6pm. free admission.

sat 11am-4pm: feed your house envy at the 40th annual brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant self-guided house tour. $20 adv, $25 day of.

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the bitchcraft variety show returns with a sequin-filled, glitter-tastic evening of music, comedy, storytelling, and leotards with music by killy dwyer + tim girbach, characters from angel yau, and stand-up from bobby hankinson, frank liotti, tawanda gona, and katrin hier. hosted by selena coppock (red oaks) and lauren maul (brooklyn magazine's '50 funniest people in brooklyn'). sid gold's request room (chelsea), $5.

sat + sun: eat all the food at the malaysia food fest (sat + sun 12-5pm, confucius plaza in chinatown, free admission), the ninth annual court-smith street soup festival (sat 1-4pm, 5 tastings for $10 / 12 for $20), grand bazaar nyc's artisanal sweet treats bazaar (sun 10am-5:30pm, uws, free admission), and the casserole takedown (sun 12-2pm, royal palms shuffleboard club in gowanus, $25).

sat + sun 10am-5pm (+ 10/27-28): purchase the perfect pumpkin at pumpkin point, governors island's second annual pumpkin patch that will also include pumpkin painting, live music, a beer garden, food, and more. nolan park at governors island, free admission.

sun 12-3pm: creatively costumed canines compete at the annual halloween howl + healthy hound fair. free, carl schurz park.

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