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Free things to do in NYC this weekend
INTREPID SUMMER MOVIE SERIES How's this for a backdrop to an outdoor film: The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Two films remain in the free summer series, with “Jurassic Park” Friday and “The Goonies” Aug. 17. Seating is limited, and you'll want to bring a chair or blanket. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the film beginning at sunset. Check intrepidmuseum.org if the sky looks scary; the screening will be canceled if it rains.
KIMMO POHJONEN & HELSINKI NELSON: “ACCORDION WRESTLING”
Performance art filtered through a Finnish tradition of wrestling to accordion music: That's our best one-line summary of this dance-theater event set to the music of accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen. The mats are miked, too, so the sporting only adds to the soundtrack. It starts at 8:30 at Lincoln Center's outdoor Damrosch Park Bandshell. Info: lc.lincolncenter.org.
“THE POWER OF THE TRINITY” Learn some history while grooving to a live global soul- and R&B-based soundtrack. From late New York playwright Roland Wolf and with songs by Tomas Doncker, this musical centers around Haile Selassie and his struggles to protect his monarchy and Ethiopia from invaders in the mid-1900s. From 8 to 10 p.m. in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park. Info: tomasdoncker.net.
HECTOR DEL CURTO'S ETERNAL TANGO Everyone who has tango fever will want to head to Hudson River Park's Pier 84 for the band's hot-hot-hot performance at 7 p.m. And, this is extra cool: Dance Manhattan will be there at 6:30 to give free tango lessons. Muy caliente. Info: http://hectordelcurto.com
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