arts 09.22.17

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the skint

movie It may not be taut storytelling, but Loving Vincent is worth seeing for its brushstrokes. It's the first fully-painted animated movie, immersing you into Van Gogh's life through his own canvases brought to life. At Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

events A great new addition to the LES, Caveat, 21a Clinton [Houston/Stanton] 212.228.2100, wants to 'redefine the boundary between intellect and entertainment' with 'oddball programming' for people who 'love learning, playing and getting tipsy'. So you'll find a wide range of smart talks and events that might include music and comedy. This coming Monday, September 25th, for instance, the inestimable Metropolis Ensemble (new wave classical music) presents Nabokov's 1938 drama The Waltz Invention about a demagogue holding the world hostage, set to live incidental music. Tickets are $20, but Metropolis Ensemble is offering 50% off for MUG readers with the discount code WALTZVIP. Tickets

art Drawn Home, an exhibit of works by Paul Shore at C. G. Boerner, 526 W. 26th [10th/11th] includes 787 drawings, 13 prints and 13 sculptures—every object in the artist's home. It took four years to complete. Inspired by Audubon's The Birds of America, Mr. Shore says that what began as a still-life process deepened as he found himself "digging around in hidden places, uncovering forgotten memories."

music Jane Birkin, with a symphony orchestra, performs Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique, a tribute to her late husband Serge Gainsbourg at Carnegie Hall on February 1. Why are we telling you about this now? Tickets are on sale today as of 11am.

book In Stacey Lender's debut novel City Mouse, some of it takes place on the UWS, and some of it takes place in the 'burbs. And for a young mom used to the former, there's the rub.

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 5-10pm: hoedown in midtown! swing your partner round and round at the annual bryant park square dance, a countrified evening of live music, trick-roping lessons, cornholing, a mechanical bull, and more. food + drink will be available for purchase. bonus: free cowboy hats (while supplies last). free admission. [Photo: Jane Kratochvil]

fri thru sun: printed matter's 12th annual ny art book fair, featuring over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 28 countries, kicks off with an opening night preview/party friday 6-9pm with live performances by hot chip's alexis taylor, upstate music, and blondes. moma ps1 (lic), $10 for the opening party, free for the rest of the fair.

fri thru sun: the second annual independent art book fair brings work by 60 artists, galleries, and independent publishers to greenpoint terminal warehouse. free admission.

fri 7:30pm (+ sat 2:15-10:45pm): country dance new york and brooklyn contra team up for 'contrashock!,' two days of contra dancing and live music from three bands. camp friendship (fri) and ps3 (sat), $20+.

fri thru sun: 50 world touring bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to two outdoor and five indoor stages in dumbo and red hook for the third annual brooklyn americana music festival. free.

sat: smithsonian magazine's museum day live! returns with free admission to 24 nyc museums, including cooper hewitt, intrepid sea, air + space museum, museum of arts and design, society of illustrators, the morgan library + museum, the rubin museum of art, and more. register for free tickets here (one ticket admits two). note: several of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days.

sat 2pm: feminist icon gloria steinem joins prison baby author deborah jiang-stein for a discussion on the effects of and potential alternatives to mass incarceration of women in america. brooklyn museum, 250 free tickets to the event will be available at the admissions desk starting at 11am with regular museum admission (suggested: $16 general,$10 seniors/students).

sat 8pm: a procession of giant lanterns designed and built by the community will illuminate morningside park for the annual morningside lights, making its way through the park to columbia university's miller theater. free. [Photo: Karli Cadel]

sun 10am-7pm: meet broadway stars and purchase theatre memorabilia for a good cause at the annual broadway flea market + grand auction, raising funds for broadway cares/equity fights aids for its 31st year with 50 tables of merch and an autograph table + photo booth with 70 performers including michael cerveris, andrew keenan-bolger, eva noblezada, laura osnes, bernadette peters, alice ripley, and many more. autographs tables + photo booth will be open 11am-3pm ($20-30). shubert alley (bet. 44th + 45th sts and broadway + 8th ave), free admission.

sun 2-4pm: pig out at the brooklyn bacon takedown, an annual cooking competition featuring unique recipes from 15 sizzling amateur and pro chefs. arrogant swine (bushwick), $20 adv, $25 door.


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