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MUG 25 Update: We're at $8,935 as of this morning and we're aiming to hit $10,000 by Monday. Can you help us get there?

movie Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, is a coming of age story set in Miami, about black man in three stages of his young life. Seemingly out of left field, one of the year's great movies.

theater In previews at the Public: Sweat by Lynn Nottage, who won the Pulitzer for Ruined. This one is about friends who work in a factory and what happens when layoffs begin.

TV The previous seasons of Black Mirror—perfect, poisonous harbingers of technology awry—have made us squirm more than any show in memory. More squirmy, appalling/compelling stories are now available on Netflix. You were warned!

book Want to get as far away as possible from this dispiriting election? Crossing the Horizon by Laurie Notaro should do the trick. Notaro tells the story of three real-life aviatrixes who vie to become the first woman to make a trans-Atlantic flight.

food There are different versions of Washington Cake, but how can you top this recipe: 'one pound of sugar, one of flour, half pound butter, four eggs, one pound of raisins, one of currants, one gill of brandy, tea cup of cream, spice to your taste'. On November 3, at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the Culinary Historians of New York host Emily Arendt, who will discuss the historical intersections of politics and food. Women couldn't vote, but they could, and did, make their feelings known by the cakes they baked. For real!

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 6-9pm (monthly thru 1/13): check out japan society's gallery happy hour while enjoying free sake and $3 wine and beer. free admission.

fri-sun: add to your wardrobe or halloween costume at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale, featuring 85 vintage clothing + textile dealers. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door.

sat 12:30-5:30pm: the new york city brewers guild's third annual blocktoberfest features 50 lines of beers from 20 breweries, plus live music, games, and food available for purchase. the well (bushwick), $10+.

sat 1-4pm: have a souper saturday at brooklyn's annual sidewalk smith street soup festival, where over a dozen local restaurants serve up soups for the tasting, and the judging. proceeds benefit the culinary arts program at the high school of international studies. $5 for 5 tastings, $10 for 12.

sat + sun various times: trick or (doggie) treat! annual halloween events for dogs return to manhattan and brooklyn: the tompkins square dog parade (sat 12-3pm, east village), the howl-a-ween dog costume festival (sat 12-3pm, irving square park, bushwick), and the sean casey animal rescue howl-o-ween bark block party (sun 12-5pm, williamsburg).

sun 12-4pm: 17 cider makers and apple growers from the finger lakes, hudson valley, western new york, and nyc pour samples and sell their wares alongside pay-as-you-go cider-friendly dishes from area restaurants and shops at the second annual lower east side cider fest. orchard street bet. houston and delancey, free admission.

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