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theater Alanis Morissette's Grammy Award-winning album becomes Broadway's Jagged Little Pill, with a book by Diablo Cody, directed by Diane Paulus. The show's initial run at Paulus' A.R.T. drew raves; expect the same when it opens at the Broadhurst. Previews begin November 3.

movie Athena is the 50-year-old matriarch chronicled in Victoria Stone and Mark Dreeble's extraordinary documentary The Elephant Queen. At Village East.

book From the author of Three Strong Women, Marie NDiaye's new book, The Cheffe: A Cook's Novel, is about a highly-lauded female French chef and the ways in which she was formidable. Out October 29.

food John DeLucie (Waverly Inn) returns in no small way with Ainslie, a 10,000 square-foot Italian restaurant in Williamsburg, with a garden, lounge, and rooftop.

photography Opening October 24 at Yancey Richardson, Reading in Color, an exhibition of works by Mary Ellen Bartley, looks at pulp fiction in a whole new way.

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 7pm: tartan talk: join jeffrey banks, co-author of tartan: romancing the plaid, and fashion designer michael kaye for a presentation tracing tartan's humble beginnings to current fashion statements. the national arts club (gramercy), free (rsvp).

fri thru sun: more than 300 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 17th annual open house new york weekend. half of the sites can be visited free-of-charge and without reservations, while the others require $5 reservations and are mostly sold out.

fri thru 10/27: go out of your gourd at night of 1000 jack o' lanterns, an immersive display of 1,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o' lanterns on governors island. $26 (10-50% discounts are available on the website for select dates/times).

sat 11am-4pm: take a peek inside local neighborhood homes at the 41st annual self-guided brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant house tour. $25 adv, $30 day of.

sat + sun: canines can get cute and creepy at these dog-themed halloween events: dog day halloween costume party and parade in washington square park (sat 11am, free), bushwick bark's halloween doggy costume contest fundraiser at the footlight in ridgewood (sat 3pm, $20 suggested donation), halloween howl + healthy hound fair at carl schurz park (sun 12pm, free), and the 29th annual tompkins square halloween dog parade in east river park (sun 12pm, free).

get your fill of film at these film fests:

thru sun: margaret mead film festival. the museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors.

thru sun: nordic international film festival. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12.

thru 10/24: brooklyn horror film festival. various locations, $16-18.

thru 10/25: imagine science film festival. various locations + prices.

thru 10/25: wildlife conservation film festival. cinema village theater (greenwich village), $15 adv, $20 door.

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