arts 10.27.17

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the skint

theater OK, we have absolutely no idea what playwright Rajiv Joseph is up to in his new play, Describe the Night, starting previews at the Atlantic on November 10: 'In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk.' But Mr. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) is a voice worth hearing, so we'll be listening.

movie Come for the scenery, stay for the love story: God's Own Country is, loosely, Brokeback Mountain Yorkshire, but the film very much stands on its own.

painting At Invisible-Exports, 89 Eldridge [Grand/Hester], an exhibition of new works by figurative painter Duncan Hannah opens tonight, 6pm.

book A place you've never been: Rocaterrania. That's the imaginary country fully imagined over decades by outsider artist Renaldo Kuhler. Tomorrow night at Anthology Film Archives, a screening of the documentary Rocaterrania by Brett Ingram who is also the author of a new monograph on Kuhler's work, The Secret World of Renaldo Kuhler.

art Limited editions from Artware Editions of the three skateboards decks by Ai Weiwei that comprise White House and No Future by Shepard Fairey are $666 and $450 respectively. Even though the image for White House was created in 2000, it has a certain fingerspitzengefuhl for 2017.

shopping A sample sale of lighting and furniture up to 70% off from David Weeks and Moroso David Weeks Studio, 38 Walker [Church/Bway], today 12-7 and tomorrow 12-5.

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.

from devilish dancing and haunted houses to costumed canines and macabre movies, here are the best halloween-themed events in nyc for $35 and under.

thru sun: browse prints, multiples, and artists' books from more than 40 exhibitors from the us and europe at the 19th annual editions/artists' books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission.

thru sun: 80 dealers and publishers showcase original prints spanning all periods at the 26th annual international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), $20 general, $10 seniors/students.

sat 6-9pm: see for yourself just how well chocolate, cider, and cheese go together at a tasting from makers raaka, graft and saxelby. raaka chocolate's factory (red hook), $10.

sun 1:30pm: floyd norman, the first african-american animator to be hired by disney studios and went on to work on films from sleeping beauty to toy story 2, will be joined by directors michael fiore and erik sharkey for a discussion following a screening of their new documentary about his career. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum.

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