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movie In 2014, we wrote on the publication of her book Seeds of Hope: "On the days we despair of our fellow human beings, we find it helpful to think of Jane Goodall." That admiration is reinforced exquisitely by director Brett Morgen in his new documentary Jane.

cabaret One night only: the much-loved actress and comedian Julie Halston plays Birdland on November 20, 7pm, $35.

art The Garment District Arts Festival, featuring dozens of artists' open studios and galleries, is underway at 315 W. 39th [8th/9th] tonight and tomorrow. The hours for many is tonight from 6-9pm and Saturday from 1-6pm, but you can check on individual artists here.

food "Author! Author!"—the popular 'wine-soaked' Saturday literary lunches at Rotisserie Georgette—features wine writers Peter Hellman and Mark Oldman on October 28; on November 4, 'Cork Dork' Bianca Bosker and food writer Karen Page.

book Rana Awdish goes from physician to dying patient in her seventh month of pregnancy, but the real story turns out to be the emotional care she failed to receive from the medical system of which she was a part. In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope is out on Tuesday.

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 6:30-9pm: what's the rumpus? it's new york rye week, and new york distilling company is hosting a wild rye rumpus, including tastings from 19 brands and light fare from union square cafe. new york distilling company (williamsburg), $25.

fri 7:30pm, 10pm: the found footage festival celebrates the best/weirdest/funniest vhs videos found at thrift stores and garage sales around the country with a new one-night only live show at anthology film archives (east village). $15.

sat 11am-3pm: chinatown and little italy's cultures meet at the ninth annual marco polo festival, taking over grand street with giant marionettes, traditional music, dance, and food. free admission.

sat 11am-4pm: visit the picturesque brownstones we dream to afford at the 39th annual brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant self-guided house tour. $20 adv, $25 day of.

sat 1-4pm: soup's on (smith street)! sample soups from local restaurants along brooklyn's smith street at the eighth annual smith street soup festival, a fundraiser for the culinary arts program at the high school for international studies. 5 tastings for $7, 12 for $15.

sat 7pm: what are the actual implications of gentrification? writer peter moskowitz discusses how to kill a city, his new book on the effects of gentrification in new york, san francisco, new orleans, and detroit, with housing justice advocate alicia boyd. mcnally jackson bookstore (soho), free.

sat + sun: pamper your pup at these annual canine-centric events:
my dog loves central park fair (sat 12-3pm, naumburg bandshell)

the tompkins square dog parade (sat 12-3pm, east village)

the sean casey animal rescue howl-o-ween bark block party (sun 12-5pm, prospect lefferts gardens).

sat + sun 12-6pm: stroll victorian flatbush while checking out the work of 29 contemporary artists at the annual flatbush studio tour/art walk. free.

sun 2pm (weekly thru 11/12): take in waterfront views while you go on a guided fall foliage walk of randall's island park. hot beverages provided. free admission.

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