movie ‣ Safe bet that you've had it up to here with, how shall we say, current events. Even so, it's worth paying attention to the new documentary Dark Money, which looks at one of the most pernicious causes of our many civic woes—the effects of Citizens United on elections—using Montana as a case in point.
exhibition ‣ At the Society of Illustrators, an exhibit of decades of original artwork from the Marvel Universe, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and the Hulk.
photography ‣ Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography by Paul Martineau is a new book of 300+ photographs featuring everyone from Steichen to Inez & Vinoodh, in conjunction with the current show at the Getty in L.A.
music ‣ Ace Canadian indie-folkers Wild Rivers have released a new EP, Eighty-Eight, and will perform in support of same on August 8th at Mercury Lounge.
beer ‣ The 8th annual NYC Brewer's Choice takes place next Wednesday, July 18, at The Well in Brooklyn, with over 20 breweries represented. Tickets are $65.
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 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm: see and hear hundreds of tapping feet at the annual tap it out, the annual tap city festival's closing performance. father duffy square (times square), free.
fri + sat 7:30pm: free outdoor movies (weather permitting): moonstruck (fri) and lady and the tramp (sat) at oculus plaza. rsvp required.
fri thru sun: film society of lincoln center presents a complete retrospective of cinema's dancing duo, fred astaire and ginger rogers. presented chronologically in 16mm and 35mm, the 10-film series includes shall we dance, the story of vernon and irene castle, the barkleys of broadway, and more. film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors, free friday at 12:30pm.
sat 3-6:30pm: 80 broadway stars are set to join hello, dolly! co-stars bernadette peters and victor garber for the 20th annual broadway cares/equity fights aids broadway barks dog and cat adoption event and fundraiser. shubert alley (bet. w 44th + w 45th sts and broadway + 8th ave), free admission.
sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by kronos quartet and trio da kali. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). [Photo: Lenny Gonzalez]
sun various times: 30 places to watch the world cup final!
sun various times: celebrate all things french with food, wine, music, dancing, pétanque, and more at bastille day street fêtes held in the upper east side, harlem, and boerum hill.
sun various times: eat all the ice cream with these national ice cream day deals and events:
16 handles (all locations): free fro-yo (app download required)
baskin-robbins (at participating locations): bogo cones (app download required)
godiva (at participating locations): bogo 50% off
grand bazaar nyc (uws): third annual ice cream blizzard pop-up event
polosud (little italy): bogo small cone
tayaki (chinatown + williamsburg): bogo cups
wowfulls (les): $1 wowfuls for the first 50 customers, $5 for the rest of the day