theater ‣ Isak Dinesen's story Babette's Feast became an international film hit in 1987 and has now been turned into a play starring Michelle Hurst (Orange Is the New Black). Performances begin at Theatre at St. Clement's on March 14.
art ‣ Opening February 28 at Lévy Gorvy, an exhibition of work by Martial Raysse, whose work in the late 1950s is seen as precursor to pop art.
movie ‣ You can't call yourself a hardcore film buff if you're not familiar with the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the late German filmmaker about whom John Waters said, "Seeing a Fassbinder retrospective is better than drugs, liquor and sex put together." The British Film Institute has put together this helpful guide Where to begin with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The big news, though, is Film Forum's screening of the epic Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, a 1972 mini-series previously unreleased in the U.S. In the cast, among the Fassbinder regulars, is the essential Hanna Schygulla.
music ‣ If Dutch pianist and composer Joep Beving didn't exist, we'd have to invent him. He's a one-man antidote to nerves jangled by a world gone mad. [Photo: Rahi Rezvani]
book ‣ A book for binge-reading: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by the late Michelle McNamara. On Tuesday, February 27, Patton Oswalt, Ms. McNamara's husband, will be at the NYPL discussing his wife's compelling journey on the trail of a serial killer.
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 6pm-10pm: the rubin museum of art celebrates its new exhibitions with an evening of free admission, tours, and a happy hour. rubin museum of art (chelsea), free.
fri thru sun: refill your bookshelf with some help from park slope united methodist church's 25th annual book sale, where you'll find new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and records for just $1-$2 each. $5 admission fri, free admission sat + sun.
fri thru 3/4: film fans can get their fill at these five film fests:
fri thru 2/25: the eighth annual athena film festival. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$20.
fri thru 2/25: the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival. village east cinema and museum of the moving image, $15-20.
fri thru 2/27: the 18th film comment selects. walter reade theater at lincoln center, $15 general, $12 students/seniors.
fri thru 3/3: the seventh annual winter film awards international film festival. cinema village and anthology film archives, free-$15.
fri thru 3/3: the 2018 best picture film festival. regal cinemas and amc theatres, various prices.
sat 10am-4pm: see what's bubbling at the second annual nyc fermentation festival, a gathering of 40+ exhibitors offering samples and sales, plus demos, a kimchi and sauerkraut making station, activities for kids, and adult beverages for sale. part of new york city beer week. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $20 admission.
sat + sun 8pm doors, 9pm show: fall into a burning ring of fire at the annual johnny cash birthday bash, celebrating the 50th anniversary of at folsom prison with live music by alex battles + the whisky rebellion with miss linda hill and dj general buell. littlefield (gowanus), $10.
sun 1pm: ring in the year of the dog at the 19th annual new york city lunar new year parade + festival in chinatown. free.
sun 2-4pm: see who is the grate-est at the annual mac and cheese takedown, where you get to taste all of the samples and decide who the big cheese is. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $25.