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free tickets MUG has a pair of free tickets to see Gabriel Kahane at Littlefield on September 14th. He's playing with a full band a string quartet; Elizabeth & the Catapult open. To enter the contest, email us with the word 'Gabe' in the subject line (and include your name in the email) by 1pm today. {Today's winner is Wah-Ming Chang. Congratulations!}

indie rock Friday: !!! plays The Bell House. Go! It's !!! Saturday: Super synth instrumentalist Com Truise plays Brooklyn Bowl.

9/11 The Peace of Heart Choir, formed in response to the September 11th attacks, performs three free concerts: on Friday at Central Park's Merchant's Gate, 5:30-6pm; on Saturday at the Fire Museum, 278 Spring [Hudson/Varick], 1-2:30pm, and on 9/11, from 3-4pm, at Castle Clinton in Battery Park.

explore A new, fun way to discover things about the city: the WHAIWHAI book New York, The Pegleg, also available as an iPhone app. Timothy "Speed" Levitch spins the tale.

out of town Extend summer into the fall with this Cape May escape—at the Beach Shack Hotel, which has, per Travel + Leisure, one of the 10 best beach bars in the country. Rooms normally start at $300 a night; go Sunday through Thursday through mid-October and they start at $139. On some weekends, you can stay two nights for $318.

science Grassroots American innovation is the notion behind Maker Faire, the second annual interactive festival of art and science that takes place September 17-18 at the New York Hall of Science. Lots of DIY projects, inventions, exhibits, demonstrations, and general cool, geeky fun. Tickets are $25 for adults, $19 for 17 and under.

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.

thurs 7pm (doors): folks perform their talents on stage in front of judges and an audience at the skint's 'so-you-think-you've-got-talent idol with the stars'. with leo allen (comedy central's 'jon benjamin has a van', 'whiplash'), arden myrin ('madtv', 'chelsea lately', 'the party machine'), and brooke van poppelen (vh1, tlc's 'american chopper', 2-time ecny nominee for best female stand-up). the bell house, $8.

fri 6:30pm (runs thru 10/22): opening reception for exhibit 'rolling stone and the art of the record review', highlighting 30 years of work that's been published in the record review section of rolling stone magazine. society of illustrators, $15 sugg. don.

fri thru 9/29: the 7th annual new york gypsy festival features 15 international headliners from 'klezmer hip-hop to flamenco funk, balkan jazz + blues to indie-pop'. drom (85 ave a, bet 5th + 6th st), $10-15/show, $45 pass.

fri thru 9/26: 18 shows return for the sixth annual fringenyc encore series. the soho playhouse and the players theatre. $15.

sat + sun 12-6pm (weekends this month): a vintage 1920s subway train runs on the 2/3 line from times square to 96th street as part of a promotion for hbo's 'boardwalk empire'

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