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theater Previews begin Tuesday for the limited Broadway run of The Encounter at the Golden. Based on a true account by Petru Popescu of an American photojournalist who, in 1969, took a wrong turn in the Amazon and ended up spending time with the Mayoruna 'cat people'. It's a one-man show, written and performed by Simon McBurney, somewhat in the style of a radio play (audience members have earphones) and it was a big hit last year when it debuted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.

movie Seed: The Untold Story is a documentary about that most elemental life-giving object, now virtually controlled and seriously imperiled by the 10 agrochemical companies. March Against Monsanto leads the fight to dislodge the corporations. This week Bayer announced it was buying Monsanto for an estimated $66 billion.

science In 2D and in 3D, the Museum of Natural History screens Wonders of the Arctic by award-winning filmmaker David Lickley. Watch a preview here.

photography The S.S. United States made the fastest Atlantic crossing ever in 1952, taking fewer than four days to go from New York to Le Havre, France. It got docked in 1969 for its troubles. At the Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, Stephen Mallon gives us a sympathetic look at this once grande dame in a show called 47 Years in Waiting.

art Sara MacCulloch's evocative landscapes are presented at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts—each is a kind of harmonic convergence and they all reward a protracted gaze.

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 12-10pm: get buy-one-get-one-free ice cream at the grand opening of taiyaki nyc, a japanese ice cream shop offering soft serve ice cream served in adorable fish-shaped waffle cones. 119 baxter st (chinatown).

fri + sat 7pm: director robert kenner and author/producer eric schlosser (fast food nation) will be at screenings of their new documentary, command and control, that examines the flaws in the human and technological systems that have been put in place to prevent nuclear catastrophe. film forum (west village), $14.

sat 11:30am (thru 9/25): draken harald hårfagre, the largest viking ship built in modern times, sails into nyc today accompanied by a ceremony and nordic entertainment. you're welcome to come aboard for $10 deck tours starting sunday. north cove marina at brookfield place (fidi).

sat 12-3pm: the 59th annual german-american steuben parade celebrates german culture with floats, music and dance groups, traditional outfits, and more. fifth ave from 68th to 86th street. free.

sat 12-7pm: viva la comida! get a taste of queens at this fifth annual street festival featuring international cuisines, live music, dancing, kids activities and more. 82nd st. + roosevelt ave (jackson heights).

sun 10am-6pm: discover what binds us together at the 11th annual brooklyn book festival, a day where bibliophiles and casual readers can hear and meet 200 authors including margaret atwood, ralph nader, joyce carol oates, salman rushdie, touré, jacqueline woodson, and many more. brooklyn borough hall and surrounding area, free admission.

sun 11:30am-6pm: jousters, jesters, and jugglers bring the middle ages to life at the 32nd annual medieval festival. fort tryon park and the area surrounding the cloisters, free.

sun 12-5pm: the 15-block, multi-stage 92y annual street festival includes performances from six broadway musicals and international dance companies, plus raffles, fitness demos, free health screenings, kids activities, and more. lexington ave bet 79th + 94th sts, free admission.

thru sun: the school of visual arts' after school special 2016 alumni film and animation festival features a wide range of works, including a 25th anniversary screening of beauty and the beast on sunday. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp).

thru sun: the 11th annual ny art book fair, featuring over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries, returns to moma ps1 (lic). free. [Photo: Sadie Barnette]

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