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This weekend’s picks for Free & Cheap things to do in NYC (2/15 to 2/17) in art, music, theater, performance, dance, architecture and general fun.
1. ART: Fri 2/15 & Sat 2/16 and through 3/30 – Articulate, an eclectic new show of photography and drawing where images articulate the subject in a crystalline manner at Janet Borden Gallery. FREE
2. ART/DANCE: All weekend & through 2/17 – Faile’s installation at NYC Ballet. Les Ballets de Faile. Check schedule for times. FREE
3. ART: Fri 2/15 & Sat 2/16 through 4/6 – Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery 10am to 6pm. FREE
4. ART/DANCE PARTY: Fri 2/15 Beat Nite Bushwick art walkabout with dance party. 6 to 10pm. FREE
5. TALK/LECTURE: Fri 2/15 –German Author, Singer, and DJ Thomas Meinecke in Conversation on His Novels Tomboy and Pale Blue with His First Critic Christoph Bartmann at 6:30 pm FREE with RSVP
6. MUSIC/OPERA: Fri 2/15 & Sun 2/17 – New York City Opera’s Powder Her Face: inspired by the real-life sex scandal in Britain in the early 60s. A modern opera that integrates technology and physicality. Some balcony seats available at $25
7. MUSIC/DANCING/DRINKS: Fri 2/15 – One Step Beyond DJ’s, Dancing & Drinks in the Rose Center with Foster the People. 9pm $25
8. ARCHITECTURE/TALK: Sat 2/16 – Definition Series: Museum [Culture Sheds and Shoulds] 5 to 7pm a conversation among architects, critics and scholars that include Liz Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Keller Easterling and others. FREE
9. MUSIC: Sat 2/16 at Noon tickets go on sale for a newly added 2nd Postal Service show on June 16th. $35 and up.
10. ART/SEX: All Weekend – $3 off entry to Mosex exhibit at Museum of Sex. $14.50 with discount
11. PERFORMANCE/PUPPETRY: All Weekend– Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man. Check schedule for times. $20
12. ART/PERFORMANCE: Sat 2/16 – Artist Christopher Knowles performs at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. 4 to 6pm. FREE
13. ART/PANEL DISCUSSION: Sun 2/17 – The Legacy of the 1913 Armory Show & Perception and Art in the Digital Age. 4 to 6pm FREE followed by opening reception of Decenter exhibit
14. ART/MUSIC/COMEDY: Sun 2/17 – The Andy Kaufman Effect: Comedy in the Expanded Field and postponed Lunar Fest too! 12 to 6pm $10
15. FUN/FESTIVAL: Sun 2/17 – 14th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival 1pm. FREE