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sci fi We'll refrain from referring to our current dystopia and simply point out that sci-fi is feeling less fi these days. Await Further Instructions is in the sci-fi/horror film genre, adding locked-door mystery and family drama to a squirmy 90 minutes.

At Ars Nova, which has launched Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 among many other shows of late, a "sci-fi folk concert" called Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future, created by Andrew R. Butler about Earth (and Mars) 250 years from now when the times are, surprise, grim.

photography Opening October 11th at Steven Kasher, Pete Souza: Throw Shade, Then Vote, images by Mr. Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer of the Obama administration, that have been paired with tweets, headlines, and quotes from the Trump era. The juxtapositions will make you angry and make you sigh.

The late Fred W. McDarrah was the point man, imagery-wise, of the Stonewall era and the years that followed, marking the public emergence of the gay community. His book from 25 years ago, Gay Pride: Photographs from Stonewall to Today, has been out of print for a long time. This Kickstarter project aims to bring the book back into print, adding a foreword by Hilton Als.

cabaret At the fourth annual Broadway's Got Guts, a benefit for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Monday, October 22, 6pm, at Bohemian National Hall, they'll be honoring the late and truly great singer Nancy LaMott. Tickets from $100.

book Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household by Adrian Tinniswood, is an enjoyable peek behind the curtain.

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 thru 10/21: the annual new york african restaurant week returns with 23 restaurants in manhattan + brooklyn offering three-course prix-fixe lunch + dinner menus, plus special events and a food festival in harlem on 10/13.

sat 10-5pm: shop all that's fit to knit at the 7th annual outdoor kings county fiber festival. old stone house (park slope), free.

sat 10am-5pm: celebrate korean culture at the 38th annual korean parade and k-town festival.

sat 12-6pm + sun 12-4pm: more than 20 pizza makers from the us and italy will be slinging dough at the inaugural new york city pizza festival, set to take place over two days at crescent avenue in the 'little italy of the bronx.' free admission, $25/3 slices, $35/6 slices.

sat 6-11pm: join other boozy bookish folks at the brooklyn lit crawl, where you can catch readings, discussions, and other literary fun + games at 10 venues including bars, cafes, and a frozen dessert shop throughout crown heights. free admission.

sun 12:30-7pm: the 31st annual celebration of deepavali takes over south street seaport with music, dance, food and vendors, plus a fireworks display at 7pm. free admission.

sun 1-5pm: the annual momo crawl returns to jackson heights with more than 20 eateries selling himalayan-style dumplings for $1 each. purchase a 'passport' book for $10 required to participate and supports students for a free tibet.


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