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art Marlborough Chelsea's exhibition Poor Souls showcases the work of Werner Büttner, the highly-regarded German artist whose paintings often puncture solemn contexts with unpredictable injections of humor, irony or mischief. In this exhibition, he seems to be in an especially antic mood.

movie Jim Jarmusch has a new documentary about The Stooges—fans of Iggy and company should put Gimme Danger at the top of their list this weekend. [Photo: Byron Newman]

event Tonight, one night only, at Symphony Space: actors, singers, and musicians bring portions of the book The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, by Ned and Constance Sublette, to life. Music will be by the great New Orleans jazz saxophone player Donald Harrison, with Jonathan Demme, Nona Hendryx, Carl Hancock Rux, Kandia Crazy Horse, and Lezlie Harrison reading from the book.

intersection Women Take the Stage: George Bernard Shaw and Women's Rights examines the many places where suffrage and Shavian wit overlap. Monday, November 7, 6pm at the NYPLJulie Scelfo's new book, The Women Who Made New York, features an amazing crew: Lady Deborah Moody (1583-1659), Emily Warren Roebling, Clara Hale, Audra Lorde, Diana Vreeland, Grace Jones, among many.

food As we wrote back in 2013, Lior Lev Sercarz is the sage of spice in this city, and La Boîte, his deeply fragrant, small emporium at 724 11th Ave. [51st/52nd] 212.247.4407, is one of the city's great culinary destinations. Mr. Sercarz has a new book out next week, The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

walks/talks Artist Matthew Jensen leads the second of his Three Wonder Walks, tomorrow, 2pm, at Barren Island, Floyd Bennett Field. Free but register… Quo vadis, Penn Station? Hear the conversation on its future, Tuesday, November 2, 7pm, Cooper Union.

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 + sat 12-7pm: experience mars at a national geographic installation promoting their docudrama on the red planet. experience 38% gravity, check out space suits and models of nasa's mars rovers, and more across four pop-up domes. canal and varick streets (soho / hudson square), free.

sat + sun various times: trick or (doggie) treat! annual halloween events for dogs return to manhattan and brooklyn: the 15th annual battery park city puppy parade (sat 12pm), the 18th annual great pupkin dog costume contest + halloween festival (sat 11:30am, fort greene park), and howl-o-ween (sun 12pm, van cortlandt park).

sat 10am + 2pm (thru 11/12: saturdays 10am + 2pm, thursdays 11am): get some color at a guided randall's island foliage walk along the waterfront. hot beverages provided. free.

sat 12pm: join cider makers, industry insiders and restaurant pros for talks and sampling at the second annual cider salon. jimmy's no. 43 (east village), $15.

sun 1-7pm: cozy up to fall at the greenpointers annual fall market urban spookfest, which features more than 50 local crafters, artists, and makers, plus plenty of food and beverages to warm you up before your halloween festivities. greenpoint loft, free admission.

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