NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 4/19

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (4/19/13 to 4/21/13) in art, music, film, performance, architecture, photography, and more. Fun and interesting events all weekend long. Click through on images above for official event pages with more info or in the descriptions below.
1. MUSIC: All weekend – New York City Opera Moses in Egypt & La Perichole. $25 and up
2. ART/MUSIC:  Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20 through 5/25 – Running to Stand Still.  New works by Ken Solomon of 100 iPhone size watercolor paintings that form a close-up listen of one man’s self-deprecating portrait of white American man transitioning from vibrant, curious youth to mid-life. At Josee Bienvenu Gallery. 10am to 6pm. FREE
3. THEATER:  All weekend  – Mayday Mayday: A True Story by the Man Who Fell . “Laugh out loud funny and tear-inducingly moving.” 8pm.  3pm on Sunday.$25 to $35.
4. POETRY/PERFORMANCE:  Fri 4/19  – Strand Poetry Slam. 7 to 8pm $15.
5. MUSIC:  Fri 4/19 & Sat 4/20:  The Losers Lounge tribute to Elvis Costello. $25
6. FILM: All weekend and through 4/28 – Tribeca Film Festival. See schedule $8 to $16
7. READINGS/LECTURES: Fri 4/19 & Sat 4/20 – Shakespeare Week readings, lectures and poetry in the South Court Auditorium in  the NY Public Library. 1:15pm. See schedule
8. ART/TECH: Sat 4/20 & through 5/4 – A. Bill Miller’s Gridworks: 12 to 5pm FREE
9. THEATER/MULTIMEDIA/PERFORMANCE:  Sat 4/20 & Sun 4/21 – The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. A multimedia, one-man, micro-epic puppet show. “Akin to a theatrical Wall-E.” See showtimes. $30.
10. FILM/TALK:  Sat 4/20 – Hear the filmmakers of “The Pretty One” discuss their drama about a woman’s decision to assume her twin’s identity. 3pm Soho Apple Store. FREE
11. MUSIC:  Sat 4/20 – 7th Annual Record Store Day – venture into the doorway of your favorite local record shop this coming Saturday, for this year’s exclusive releases not available via download. Here are some releases and here is a map with events. FREE
12. PHOTOGRAPHY/MUSIC: All weekend – Madonna: Retrospective of never before seen photos at W Times Square. FREE
13. RIDE/MEMORIAL: Sun 4/21: 8th Annual Memorial Ride to remember pedestrians & cyclists killed in NYC over the past year. 12pm. See ride schedules. FREE.
14. ART/LITERATURE:   Sun 4/21 – Brooklyn Zine Fest. Flip through zines from more than 80 writers and artist. 11am to 6pm. FREE
15. ARCHITECTURE: All weekend & through 7/14 – The Woolworth Building@100 at the Skyscraper Museum. 12 to 6pm. $5.
MORE…
ART >> Fri 4/19 –Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store 
Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing. FREE Fridays from 4 to 8pm at MoMA.
ART/TECH >> Sat 4/20 – Rhizome Seven on Seven Conference pairs seven leading artists with seven technologists in teams of two challenging them to develop something new. 12 to 8pm. $39.50

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 4/12

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (4/12/13 to 4/14/13) from art exhibits, to music, multiple literature-related events, a Gif festival, theater, dance, talks and food! Fun and interesting events all weekend long. Click through on images above for official event pages with more info or in the descriptions below.
1. FOOD: Fri 4/12 Artisanal’s 3rd Annual Grilled Cheese Contest on National Grilled Cheese Day (who knew?) Taste and cast your vote. 3 to 5pm. $15. Tickets here.
2. MUSIC/ART:  All Weekend – 3rd Annual Brain-Cave Festival featuring more than 30 of Brooklyn’s most versatile underground and indie artists and musicians. $12 to $40. Tkts here
3. MUSIC:  Fri 4/12  –The Crystal Ark play their electronic dance music live. 7pm. FREE
4. ART/COMICS: Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13 & through 5/11 – The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist, writer, and founding editor and creator of MAD magazine. One of the most important figures in comic art. At the Society of Illustrators. 12pm to 5pm FREE
5. MUSIC:  Fri 4/12  – Stereo Total (love these guys!) witty alternative/indie/pop based in Berlin but drawing from musical influences across Europe. 7pm Doors $18
6. LITERATURE/TALK: Fri 4/12  – Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz talks with the New Yorker’s Hilton Als. 7pm. Purchase of his latest book or $20 gift card.
7. ART/OPENING: Fri 4/12 – Opening reception of Richard Hughes exhibit at Anton Kern where the artist turns the the gallery into a stage for a dance performed by lamp posts, walls, and statues. Fri 6 to 8pm and through 5/18 10am to 6pm. FREE.
8. ART/TECH: All Weekend – Moving the Still: A GIF Festival, every 15 minutes on the hour on the BAM sign at Lafayette and Flatbush Aves, SE corner. Through 6/30. FREE.
9. THEATER:  Fri 4/12 & Sat 4/13 – Exile by Nastaran Ahmadi An Iranian-American video game tester develops a game set in a post-nuclear-apocalypse Iran, even as her own relationship becomes a fallout zone.  7pm and also 3pm Sat, $19
10. ART:  Fri 4/12 & Sat 4/13 – Pratt MFA Open Studios – over 100 artists presented in all mediums.  Fri 5 to 9pm, Sat 12 to 6pm. FREE
11. DANCE: Fri 4/12 & Sat 4/13 – A House Made of Salt: Miriam Wolf’s evening length work is a dance for two performers dealing with some of the most fundamental rules that govern us as humans. $10 to $15
12. TRIBUTE/PERFORMANCE ART:  Fri 4/12 & Sat 4/13 – Avant-Gard-A-Rama: New Moon. A tribute to the late downtown mentor performance artist Tom Murrin. Hosts Dynasty Handbag and Jonathan Ames with Elevator Repair Service and many more. 8pm $15
13. ART: Sat 4/13 & Sun 4/14 –Black Power: featuring works by Ron Wimberly, Coby Kennedy, and Jorden Haley. 12pm to 5pm at Superchief Gallery at Culturefix. FREE.
14. TALK/PERFORMANCE/MUSIC:  Sat 4/13 – Ask Isaac: Isaac Mizrahi answers questions and murders some tunes with the Ben Waltzer Quintet. 7:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater $30 tickets.
15. READINGS/PARTY: Sun 4/14 – Inaugural Downtown Literary Festival. Daylong celebration of literary culture of NYC, readings, snacks and afte-party at Pravda with Russian Lit-themed cocktails. 10am to after 7pm.
16. ART/MUSIC/PERFORMANCE:  Sun 4/14 – Sister Spit: a literary performance cabaret featuring novelists, magic marker artists, poets, performance artists and more from the queer, feminist, POC underground. 3pm $10 to $12.
17. MUSIC: Sun 4/14 – Vensaire/The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!/Zula/MyBody. 8 to 11:45pm at the Silent Barn in Bushwick $7
18. ART/TECH: Next Sat 4/20 – Get tickets for Seven on Seven Conference. 12 to 6pm. 7 leading artists are paired with 7 game-changing technologists and challenged to develop something new over the course of the day. $39.50

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MUSIC >> Sat 4/13 – Project Bone Machine: an exciting bill of great bands perform Tom Waits’ 1992 album Bone Machine in tracklist order. Bushwick. 10pm $5.

FILM >> Sun 4/14 – Subway Series Films: Tunnel Stories & Spraymasters. Two films, one short, the other long, focus on the artists, taggers, and vandals, who make their mark underground in tunnels and on trains. 7:30pm. Suggested donation $9.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 4/5

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1. ART: All Weekend  – The Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. $15.
2. THEATER/FILM:  National Theater Live: People Alan Bennetts much anticipated sixth play premiering at London’s National Theater, screened live. 7pm $25
3. TALK:  All Weekend – The Talk Shop: Pop-Up Conversation Salon. 12 to 5pm FREE
4. FILM  – All Weekend – KinofestNYC: Ukrainian Film Festival $12 to $15.  See Schedule
5. ART/TECH:  Fri 4/5 & Sat 4/6 through 4/20 – F.A.T. GOLD at Eyebeam: (Free Art & Technology Lab) brings together an international group of 25 collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, and invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects. Fri – YouTube Open Mic Night and Sat – Your Art Party, both nights till 11pm and beyond. FREE
6. NATURE/WALK: All Weekend & through 4/22 – The Orchid Show at NY Botanical Gardens $20 to $25 (use discount code 9919 for 20% off)
7. FILM: Fri 3/29 –  All Weekend – Upstream Color an intriguing looking film that doesn’t follow a linear narrative. at IFC. $13.50
8. FOOD: Sat 4/6 & Sun 4/7  – Smorgasburg returns to Williamsburg on Saturdays, at the adjacent location at East River State Park, and Sundays in Dumbo. 10am to 6pm. FREE
9. BOOKS/READINGS:  Sat 4/6 & Sun 4/7 – Anarchist Book Fair with readings, workshops & films. LES. 10am to 9pm. FREE
10. FOOD:  Sat 4/6 – SoHA Square Grand Opening. South Harlem’s Neighborhood Market Place. 10am to 6pm. FREE
11. ART/PERFORMANCE:  Sat 4/6 – Swell Sound & Vison Festival: features digital projections, provocative performances and interactive installations offering multiple opportunities for audience participation. 8pm. Williamsburg. $10
12.THEATER:  All weekend – Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto. $25 and up.
13. CREATIVE THINKING/ART/FUN: Sat 4/6 – Load OUT A Reuse and Repurposing RIOT. an afternoon of repurposing and recycling activities that showcase creative thinking about sustainability and the arts! 12 to 3pm. $5.
14. ART/TALK/TOUR:  Sun 4/7 – Breakfast with artist Jon Kessler at Swiss Institute and tour “The Web” installation with him. 12pm. $7 with RSVP
15. ART/VIDEO/FUN: Sun 4/7 – Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event with DJ Tamaryn at MoMA. 8:30pm to 11:30pm.  $18
16. MUSIC:  Sun 4/7 – Bonjour: music that freely crosses the boundaries between pop, minimalist and contemporary. 2 to 3pm. Suggested donation $5
17. MUSIC: Sun 4/7 – Sophie Auster sings her moody jazz- and post-punk-informed songs. 7:30pm $12.
18. ART/PARTICIPATORY: Sun 4/7 – Anarko Art Festival on the LES. Live collaborative multimedia art experience, both immersive and participatory. 7 to 11:30 pm FREE
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>>MUSIC: Sun 4/7 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Xray Eyeballs at Webster Hall. 8pm $30 (Sold Out, but you never know if people are selling tickets…)
>>ART: Fri 4/5 – David Scanavino opening reception at Klaus Von Nichtessagend Gallery. 6 to 8pm. Exhibit up through 5/12. FREE
>>COMEDY: Wednesday 4/10 – Stef Comedy Jam at Launch Pad. Comedian Stephan Mark plus Free Beer and Pizza. 9pm to 4am

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 3/29

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (3/29/13 to 3/31/13) between bites of matzo or peeps, or neither. Events in art, music, theater, performance, dance, architecture, film, design and general fun. Click through to event pages for more info on images above or in the descriptions below.
1. ART: Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/30 through 4/6 – Daniel Rozin, Angles at Bitforms, cool interactive art. Love this guy’s work! FREE
2. DANCE/ART/PERFORMANCE:  All Weekend – HeardNY: artist Nick Cave transforms Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall into a pasture for a grazing herd of 30 fantastical life-size horses. Accompanied by the sounds of live harpist. Daily Crossings at 11am & 2pm. Tours daily at 3pm. FREE
3. PARTICIPATORY/FUN:  Fri 3/29  – Holi, Hindu Festival of Colors  Dress in white and expect to get colors thrown all over them and you. At Solar 1 on the East River near 22nd Street. 4:30 to 7:30pm. FREE.
4. TALK/BOOKS  – Fri 3/29 – Journalist Robert Caro talks to Frank Rich at the Strand. 7pm. Purchase of book or $20 gift card.
5. THEATER:  Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/30 matinee – West Side Story. Tisch New Theatre presents a fresh take on a timeless musical. $20 to $35.
6. ART/PARTICIPATORY: All Weekend – New Museum’s Recalling 1993: Call from any NYC pay phone to hear what every neighborhood was like 20 years ago. See map. FREE
7. TALK/BOOK: Fri 3/29 – “Reading Images: Time/Site/Agency” an event that brings scholars, architects, artists and critics to closely look into images and construct arguments, narratives and observations that produce incisive readings of form, politics, representation and the interpretation of “Instant Culture’s” value or devalue in contemporary urbanism today. 7pm FREE
8. MUSIC: Fri 3/29 – Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt discuss their album Night and perform at Soho Apple Store. 7pm
9. FILM:  Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/30 – Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, Williamsburg. $10 to $15 See schedule for films and times
10. MUSIC/PUPPETS/PERFORMANCE:  Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/30 – Abigail Washburn: Post-American Girl – the folk singer and banjoist has created a stage piece employing Chinese shadow puppetry and sacred harp singing to tell the story of a young woman coming of age in our swiftly changing global order. 7pm $15
11. SPORT/FUN: Sat 3/30 – The Red Hook Criterium an unsanctioned race series consisting of world class road racers, track specialists, bike messengers, and urban athletes competing around a short, technical circuit. 9pm FREE
12. MUSIC/PARTY/FUN:  Sat 3/30 – Red Hook Criterium After Party 10:30pm $10
13. COMEDY/PERFORMANCE/MUSIC: Sat 3/30 – Martin & Lawrence/Matt Thurber/The Canadian Romantic: An evening of random stuff with interesting people. Some comedy, some performance art, some dancing, some music, some tv, some juggling, some oil painting, some wrestling, some zumba…you get the picture. Bushwick. 8pm to 11:45pm. FREE
14. ART/TALK:  Sat 3/30 – MAAS Talks: Artist Richard Garet who interweaves moving image, sound and multimedia performance into his installations talks about his work with Seth Cluett 2pm FREE LIC
15. ART/CARTOONS/PARTY: Sat 3/30 Comiques: comics and drawings by Anne Emond Opening 7 to 10pm at CultureFix LES. FREE
16. FILM:  Sun 3/31 – distENDed cinema: temporal flow in the wake of sound: “Crucial Fictions” at Outpost Artist Resources in Queens. First in a series of live AV events organized by David Linton 7pm to midnight. $7
17. MUSIC: Sun 3/31 – RSVP Only with music by DJ Trauma, Frei Speech & Danny Ocean. Easter Sunday Brunch Edition. 3 to 9pm. FREE with rsvp
18. DANCE/VIDEO: All Weekend – Lace Gries: The FIFTY Project. For his 50th birthday Gries invited 50 dance colleagues to meet him in a studio for a 50-minute dance encounter. Video documents of these are shown Fri & Sat from 1 to 4:30pm, in a double duet image. Presentations also Fri, Sat 5pm & 8pm. Sun 2pm. FREE with reservation.
PLUS…
>>TV/EXHIBIT: All weekend – for you Games of Thrones fans, well, a Games of Thrones Exhibition! FREE
>>FUN/PARTICIPATORY: Sun 3/31 – Check out everyone’s bonnets from tame to wild at this year’s Easter Parade. 10am to 4pm along 5th Ave. FREE
>>DESIGN: All weekend – NY International Auto Show. $15

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 3/22

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1. ART: Fri 3/22 & Sat 3/23 through 4/20  – Sergie Tcherepnin: Ear Tone Box. Works at the intersections of sound, sculpture, and theater with objects taking on hybridized personalities, inviting play between things and bodies. At Murray Guy in Chelsea FREE
2. THEATER/DANCE:  Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23 – Breaking Surface: merges dance, acrobatics, flight, water, & poetic imagery in a watery adventure that defies expectation. 8pm. $25
3. BOOK/MUSIC/PARTY:  Fri 3/22 Celebrate Touré’s new book I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon with a dance party featuring a night of Prince music spun by Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest. 7pm. $5.
4. FILM: All Weekend  – New Directors New Films: $12 to $15. See schedule
5. ART:  Fri 3/22 – Anne Lilly: Temporal Tincture Beautiful and elegant interactive kinetic sculpture (one of my favorites at Scope). Noon to 5pm. Reception 5 to 8pm Galerie Swanström, 136 Sullivan St. FREE
6. MUSIC: All Weekend – Planetarium by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly at BAM. A few $25 seats left.
7. DANCE: All Weekend – DanceBrazil at the Joyce Theater. Tkts $10 and up.
8. FILM: All Weekend – The Films of Stanley Kubrick at IFC: $13.50
9. FOOD/DRINK/MUSIC/FUN:  Sat 3/23 & Sun 3/24 – The Big British Invite will take place from 12pm-6pm. Drinks, dance, express manicures. FREE
10. MUSIC/FOOD/FUN: All Weekend  – Freetown Produce Festival with Cajun Music and Cooking. Day Passes $30 to $37. See schedule
11. ART/TALK: Sat 3/23 –Artist Hans Haacke and Irving Sandler in Conversation on Haacke’s practice, including his contribution to the German Pavilion at the 1993 Venice Biennale. 3pm $8
12. MUSIC:  Sat 3/23 – Fredericks Brown & Jean Grae: a double bill of Soul and ground-breaking hip hop. 7:30pm $20
13. COMEDY/PERFORMANCE: Fri 3/22 & Sat 3/23 – NYC Improv Fest. See schedule for shows. $8ea/$40 for Fest Pass
14. FOOD: Sat 3/23 & Sun 3/24 – Big Cheesy Competition: Seven Grilled Cheese sandwiches from 7 chefs compete: $25 (This is apparently sold out.)
15. MUSIC:  Sun 3/24  – Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles at Mercury Lounge 7:30pm $10
16. ARCHITECTURE/WALK:  All Weekend – Go for a stroll on the brand-spanking new bouncy Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge with yet more spectacular views of the NYC skyline. FREE
17. FOOD/WALKING TOUR: Sun 3/24  – Big Onion Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour. Combines the history of the diverse LES with a series of small food sampling, or “noshing” stops from local shops. 1pm $25 with RSVP
18. TALK/ARCHITECTURE: Sun 3/24 – Surfrider Foundation: Mobilizing Grassroots Activists in Coastal Conservation at Beach 94 in the Rockaways. 1 to 3pm. FREE RSVP

Check last week’s COTC, or the week before, for some ongoing events. Enjoy!

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 3/15

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (3/15/13 to 3/17/13) in art, music, theater, performance, dance, architecture, film, design and general fun. Click through to event pages for more info, either on images above or in the descriptions below.
1. MUSIC/ART/PARTY: Fri 3/15  – Broken Angel Block Party: Fundraiser with music and art to help 82-year-old Arthur Wood find a new home. 4 to 8pm. Benefit after Party from 8pm to 1am $10.
2. ART:  Fri 3/15 & through 1/4 – Applied Design MoMA ranging from a mine detonator to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 videogames and more. FREE Fridays from 4 to 8pm.
3. ART: All weekend & through 4/28 – Jon Kessler: The Web – An immersive installation that addresses the significance of the internet & mobile devices in our lives. 12 to 6pm. FREE
4. FILM: All Weekend  – Philip Roth: Unmasked at FilmForum. FREE tkts available first-come, first served at box office day of show.
5. FILM: All weekend & through 4/25 –  Cinebeast’s Subway Series: subway-themed features, docs, and video ephemera at various theaters around the city, and even busking with short films underground. FREE to $12.
6. FUN/FOOD: Fri 3/15 – The Slush Pile: Friday Night Happy Hour. Bottles of wine for $15, buckets of beers from $12 to $24 grilled cheese and board games! 4 to 8pm
7. THEATER: Fri 3/15 & Sat 3/16 – RogerandTom: mind-bending, head-scratching, meta-meta-quasi-romanti-tragi-dramedy 7pm $15 to $18
8. FILM: All Weekend – Foxy: The Complete Pam Grier. $9 to $13
9. ART:  Sat 3/16 6 to 8pm & 3/17 to 3/31  – The Wonder Cabinet exhibit brings together an eclectic group of artists, sculptors, costumers, video artist, holographers and more to compose a narrative together in a walk-through cabinet of curiosities. FREE
10. FILM/FOOD/DRINK: Sat 3/16 & Sun 3/17  – Spoons Toons and Booze St. Patrick’s Day cartoon episodes, all you can eat ceral bar and White Russians
11. ART/DESIGN: All Weekend & through 8/4 – Sagmeister & Walsh: Six Things: known for their experimental typography and striking visual imagery $12 FREE on Saturdays.
ALSO: All Weekend – Barbara Bloom: So to Speak A museum collection. $12 or FREE on Saturdays.
12. FOOD:  Sat 3/16  – Fourth Annual Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition 2pm FREE
13. WALKING TOUR/ARCHITECTURE: Sat 3/16  – Remembering Ada Louise Huxtable in Midtown. 2nd of two architecture tours of modern architecture: 11am. $15 to $20
14. ART/DEMONSTRATION: Sat 3/16  – Katagami (a Japanese paper-stencil dying technique) will be demonstrated at Cooper-Hewitt. 10am to noon. FREE for members. $20 non-members.
15. MUSIC:  Sat 3/16  –  Vocal Electrofolk: Africa to NY – Helga Davis joins esteemed cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and Zimbabwean vocalist Netsayi joins the evening with Black Pressure 7pm. $15
16. MUSIC: Sun 3/17 – Genghis Hans at the Ace Hotel: mixture of indie rock, pop, and electro. 10pm FREE
17. WALKING TOUR: Sun 3/17 – Hell’s Kitchen: The Political History of the NY Irish, Walking tour. 1 to 4pm. $12.50
18. COMEDY: Sun 3/17 – Invitation to a Beheading St. Patrick’s Dy Edition. Stand-up. 8pm $15
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>>ART: All Weekend & through 8/4 – Monumental Works by El Anatsui $12.
>>ART: Fri 3/15 & Sat 3/16 through James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures. Pace 57th St. FREE
>>MUSIC/FUN/FILM: Sun 3/17 –50 Years of Cassettes showcasing music by primarily tape-based artists Aki Onda, G. Lucas Crane, Emmanual Ferrant, and Rinus Van Alebeek. In additionalso watch a series of experimental films shot on PixelVision by Sarah Halpern while eating tape-shaped snacks. Bushwick. 4pm. FREE RSVP>>FOOD: All Weekend & through 3/31 – Chinatown Restaurant Week: roughly 20 restaurants offering meals for $20.13.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 3/8

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (3/8/13 to 3/10/13) in art, music, theater, performance, dance, architecture, film, design and general fun. Click through to event pages for more info, either on images above or in the descriptions below.
1. THEATER: Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9 – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea: One-act play set in the Bronx where a man & woman emerge from their dark pasts into an empathetic embrace. 7pm FREE
2. ART: All Weekend – Spring/Break Art Show at the Old School in Nolita. 20 curators curate non-traditional art with theme of New Mysticism. Noon to 9pm.  $5
3. FILM/TALK: Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9 – Fusion Film Festival  NYU’s premiere film and tv festival celebrating women in film. FREE
4. DESIGN: Fri 3/8 & through 4/5 – We the Designers: Reframing Political Issues in the Obama Era  FREE
5. ART: All weekend – Independent Art Fair. Featuring over 40 international galleries representing fourteen countries. FREE
6. ART: All Weekend – VoltaNY Art Fair. (One of my favorites) This year in Chelsea. 11am to 8pm  Sun to 6pm $15. 82 Mercer.
7. ART: All Weekend – Fountain Art Fair  smaller independent galleries, collectives and artists who wish to gain access to a larger audience. $10
8. FILM/VIDEO: All Weekend – Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair takes place in a tunnel! 11am to 8pm through Sat. Sun 11am to 4pm FREE
9. FOOD:  Sat 3/9 – Vegan Spring Break Shop-Up: Vegan & gluten-free baked treats and more. 12 to 5pm FREE
10. ART/TALK: Sat 3/9 – Tumblr Art Symposium: part discussion and part exhibition, explores the fast-evolving artistic landscape of Tumblr, 6pm to 1am  FREE with RSVP
11. FILM: All Weekend – Queens World Film Festival 2013: $10
12. MUSIC: Sat 3/9  – Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Union Hall. Doors 8pm. $8
13. FOOD: Sun 3/10 – FSNYC’s 3rd Annual Duck-Off.  1pm to 3pm. $25
14. PERFORMANCE/ART: All Weekend & through 3/15. The Introducing Series at The Windows, Roger Smith Hotel: 13 artists, who represent a broad range of young makers and experienced performers, will exhibit their presence in this space for a full 12-hour day. FREE
15. ART: All Weekend – The (Un)Fair: Guerilla-style art show in a 19th Century Hell’s Kitchen building with almost 100 works. 11am to 8pm. FREE
16. ART/FOOD: Sun 3/10 – LES Gallery Stroll noon to 6pm and Brunch at various locations from 1 to 3:30pm. Brunch with RSVP FREE
17. ART: All Weekend – Nathan Sawaya & Dean West In Pieces; LEGO art and photography collaboration; 10am to 6pm through 3/17 FREE.
ALSO in LEGO: Fri 3/8 & weekdays through 3/20 –Piece by Piece Sean Kenney LEGO sculptures and artwork. FREE
18. MUSIC: Sun 3/10 – Organist, composer and friend Harold Stover plays works by Cesar Franck & Camille Saint-Saens. 5:15 at St. Thomas Church. FREE
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>>FILM/FUN: Fri 3/8 – Movieoke at Videology. Karaoke for movie geeks! 8pm. FREE
>>ART: All Weekend – New City Art Fair, Japanese Contemporary Art. In Chelsea. FREE
>>ART: Sat 3/9 – Bushwick Gallery Late Night. 6pm to 10pm. FREE
>>WALKING TOUR: Sun 3/10 – Exploring the Glamorous Afterlife at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx. 1pm to 3pm. $18.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 3/1

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Free & Cheap things to do this weekend in NYC (3/1/13 to 3/3/13) in art, music, theater, performance, dance, architecture, film, design and general fun. Click through to event pages for more info, either on above images or below descriptions.
1. ARCHITECTURE: Fri 3/1 – Great American City & the Future of Urban Studies Conference. 1 to 7pm. FREE
2. ARCHITECTURE: Fri 3/1 – Join TsAO & McKOWN at its office for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming architecture projects. 6:30 to 8pm. FREE
3. DANCE: All weekend & through 3/24 – Harkness Dance Festival at 92Y. Check schedule. $20
4. THEATER: All weekend – Guillermo Calderon’s Neva. The story of Anton Chekov’s widow and two actors waiting to rehearse The Cherry Orchard on Bloody Sunday. “Political and human” Use code WINTER2 for $36.50 tkts.
5. ART/TALK: Fri 3/1 – Stephan Pastis creator of the comic strip, “Pearls Before Swine,”discusses his book, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.”: 6pm FREE
6. ART: All Weekend & through 6/9 –No Limits: Alexandre Arrechea playfully reinterprets 10 iconic buildings such as Chrysler & Empire in large sculptures along Park Ave. from 54th to 67th Streets. Walking Tour with the artist Sat 3/2, 4pm to 5:30pm. Meet at 54th and Park. FREE. Update: As of 3/1 in the afternoon, only two sculptures were up. Seems like there’s a delay, and I’m not sure what the story is with the walking tour now…
7. ART/PERFORMANCE/FOOD/FILM: All Weekend and through 3/9 – Cold Castle at Family Business: small-scale life installation performance experience. Join them for tea on Sat 3/2 or brunch, a film screening or dinner on Sun 3/3. See schedule here. FREE
8. FOOD: Sat 3/2 & Sun 3/3 – NY Vegetarian Food Festival 10am to 5pm. $5 General Admission. $30 all day pass.
9. FILM/TALK:  Sat 3/2 – Nick Offerman from ‘Parks & Recreation’ discusses his film ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’. 3pm FREE
10. MUSIC: Sat 3/2  – Sasha Siem w/ Matt Siffert . Official Launch of her debut EP “So Polite. doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm $15 adv. $20 door.
11. ART/DESIGN/TECH: Sat 3/2 – Art Hack Day: God Mode: 60 artists and hackers explore the idea of God Mode and produce new, collaborative projects. Join the teams on Saturday starting at 7:00pm for an exhibition, live performances, and party. FREE
12. MUSIC: Sat 3/2  – Deer Tracks at Pianos 10pm $10.
13. FILM: All weekend – First Time Film Fest: A series of directorial debuts by big-names and newbies as well as panels and Q&As. $15
14. FILM: All weekend – CineKink 10th Anniversary of the Kinky Film Festival. most screenings $9 to $10. Check schedule.
15. FILM: All weekend & through 3/10: Globus Film Series: a retrospective of rarely shown films produced in the 50s and 60s from Japanese Film Studio Shintoho: $9 to $12
16. INTERACTIVE ART/TECH: All weekend & ongoing: DVD DeadDrop (see post) https://collabcubed.com/2013/02/27/aram-bartholl-dvd-dead-drop-more/ interactive art installation. Bring a blank dvd and take home some art. 24/7 FREE
17. FILM: Sun 3/3  – NYC Premiere of The Sapphires, distributed by The Weinstein Company, big hit in Australia: 7pm. $15
18. ART/SCIENCE/TALK: Sun 3/3 – The New Yorker Cartoonists, 3 cartoonists explore creative illusion with neuroscientist Richard Restak. With audience interactivity and a pre-ptrogarm allery tour. Tour 5:15. Talk 6pm $25
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>>Music –Fri 3/1 – Battle of the Boroughs Queens! Bands duke it out for the best in their borough and city. 7pm. $15 includes 1 glass beer/wine.
>>Architecture/Fun/Art – Sat 3/2  – Urban Factory Scavenger Hunt and Tour leads you through the industrial past & modern manufacturing present of LIC. Hunt 11am; Closing reception 5pm.
>>Art – Sat 3/2 – Headscapesa group of Brooklyn artists create installations showing what goes on in their heads, in an empty warehouse in Long Island City. Opening 2 to 9pm. FREE
>>Art – All weekend & through 4/5 – Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder’s Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation in Mad Sq. Pk.
>>Performance Art – Sun 3/3 & through 3/15 – The Introducing Series, Season 2, a 2-week occupation of The Window at 125, introducing 13 artists working in the field of performance. Different artist each day. See schedule. FREE
>>Music – Sun 3/3 – Thurston Moore performs with Chelsea Light Moving. 7:30pm. FREE

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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. THEATER/PERFORMANCE: All weekend & through 3/3– Frigid Festival – Fringy theater and performances. $12 to $15.
2. ART/TECH: Fri 2/22 & Sat 2/23 & through 3/2: Gimme More: Is Augmented Reality the Next Medium? Visitors explore the link between the physical and digital worlds via augmented reality-based immersive installations. 12 to 6pm FREE
3. ART/TECH/DESIGN: Sat 2/23 & Sat 2/24 – (though the poster & website say differently, we have been told by one of the panelist that the event is actually Sat & Sun) PlayThings a 2-day symposium and workshop exploring the concept of play in the fields of art, media, and technology. 11am to 5pm. FREE
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: Fri 2/22 and through 5/5 Roman Vishniac Rediscovered most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. FREE Fridays 5 to 8pm. All other times $14
5. ART: Fri 2/22 through 3/22 – Gathering Place: Selected artists fill the formerly-vacant 8th St. storefront with site-specific works exploring the street and neighborhood’s unique history of commerce and culture. Opening 7pm.
6. TALK/TECH: Fri 2/22 – Part of Social Media Week: Art Exploring Image Sharing Platforms: #selfieaffirmation Panel of internet energy healers and pioneers discuss the relevance of self portraiture and online avatars. 5 to 8pm. FREE
7. ART: All Weekend  – Moustache Man (aka Patrick Waldo) who penned his signature cursive “moustache” tag on thousands of subway ads has a solo gallery debut only through Sunday. FREE
8. MUSIC: Fri 2/22 – David Lynch presents Chrysta Bell w/ She Keeps Bees. 7:30pm $15 to $17.
9. ART/TECH:  All weekend: The Public Private exhibit that explores the impact of social media and new technologies on the relationship between the public and private realm. FREE
10. ART/TALK: Sat 2/23 – Do It: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation. 3pm $8
11. PERFORMANCE/ART/HAPPENING:  Sat 2/23 – E.S.P. Live From the Control Room repurposes the museum’s Open Studios into E.S.P. TV LAB hosting a variety of artists and performers. A happening-like environment: 7pm $5 to $7
12. ARCHITECTURE/FUN: Sat 2/23 – Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt. Discover little-known passageways, gourmet foods and much more in the terminal and its environs. 2pm $24.50
13. THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Fri 2/22 & Sat 2/23  Shakespeare Shakedown presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at a secret loft location. Immerse yourself as actors spin wildly through the party blending Shakepeare with improv. 7pm Use code G&SFRIENDS for $15 tkts.
14. FILM: Sat 2/23 – Premiere of Mostly Awake a micro-budget independent comedy filmed in Bushwick. 8pm FREE
15. THEATER: All weekend: Hit the Wall by Ike Holter previews. Ltd amount of $35 tkts remain: Use code HTWBST35
16. MUSIC/OPERA: Sun 2/24 & through 3/2 – The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten based on Henry James’ ghost story and conducted by Jayce Ogren. $25 and up. Use code 19286 for 20% off through 2/26.
17. PARTY/FILM: Sun 2/24  – OscarViewing Party at SideBar 6:30pm $10 general admission
18. MUSIC/DANCE/CIRCUS: Sun 2/24 – The Super Hot Cheap Fun Variety Show: an evening of Circus/Dance/Music and indescribable wonderment. Part of the Hot Cheap Living Festival. 7pm. $10
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>>Film –Fri 2/22  – The Throwaways Sneak Preview – Documentary about filmmaker and ex-felon Ira McKinley who struggles to turn his life around in inner-city Albany. 7:30pm  $10.
>>Theater – All Weekend – Big Flower Eater $12
>>Art – All weekend & through 4/28 – Marcel Proust and “Swann’s Way” at Morgan Library FREE Fridays 7 to 9pm.
>>Film – All Weekend – Red Flag a new film by Alex Karpovsky (of Girls) $8 to $10
>>Theater – Fri 2/22 & Sat 2/23 –Collected Stories by Donald Margulies performed in the Strand’s Rare Books Room. 7:30pm $20 or $15 with code bookworm.
>>Food/Fun – Sat 2/23 – Iron Chef Flux. Come watch our most talented Flux chefs compete head to head in an intense culinary battle. 6 to 8pm. FREE to watch; $5 to sample food.
>>Fun/Oscars: Sun 2/24 – Oscar Viewing Party at Eventi’s Big Screen Plaza. Kick off at 6pm. FREE. Drinks $3 to $6.
>>Fun/Oscars: Sun 2/24 – The Big Oscars Quiz Thing. 5 rounds of multi-media Trivia Quiz. Doors 5:30pm Quiz 6pm, with Awards Broadcast following. $15.
>>Fun/Oscars: Sun 2/24 – Alt. Oscars Awards Event – outlandish Awards Event & Dance Party with ongoing performances, interactive red carpet & dedicated Hollywood Oscar viewing area. 6pm. $5 presale. $10 at door

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 2/8

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This weekend’s picks for Free & Cheap things to do in NYC (2/8 to 2/10) in art, music, theater, film, performance, dance, architecture and general fun.

1. ART: All Weekend & through 2/16 – Pratt Senior design student Stephie Miller (and our good friend!) has her Chelsea debut as part of Sweet N Low along with Hannah Antalek & Kelly McNutt at Studio 7D. Thurs through Sundays; noon to 6pm. FREE
2. TALK/FILM: Fri 2/8 – A Conversation with Jessica Chastain at 3pm Tkts FREE at the box office 1 hour before, first-come first-served basis.
3. FILM: All Weekend – Athena Film Festival: highlights the diversity of women’s leadership in real life and fictional world. FREE to $12 see schedule
4. CONFERENCE: Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9 – Get Ready for the Marvelous: Black Surrealism in Dakar, Fort-de-France, Havana, Johannesburg, NYC, Paris, Port-au-Prince, 1932-2013 1 to 5:30pm FREE with RSVP
5. ART/ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING: All weekend & through 2/11 – Canstruction amazing structures created with cans that are donated to City Harvest. 10am to 6pm. FREE though a donation of a can of food per person is suggested.
6. MUSIC: Fri 2/8 – BadBadNotGood: jazzy electronic trio with hip hop breaks. 8:30pm $12.
7. FOOD: All weekend & through 2/28 – 21st Annual Hot Chocolate Festival
8. MUSIC: Fri 2/8 – Joseph Arthur and Martha Wainwright 6pm doors, 8pm show. $15 to $25
9. DESIGN/FASHION: All weekend & through 4/13 – Shoe Obsession: contemporary footwear designs. FREE
10. CONFERENCE/ARCHITECTURE: Sat 2/9 – Waterproofing New York 9am to 5pm all day confrence
11. ART/FOOD/MUSIC/FUN:  Sat 2/9 – Lunar New Year Celebration: food, mahjong and music with Confettisystem & Gather. 3 to 6pm $10
12. FILM: All weekend & through 3/14 – Film series Amos Vogel and his text Film as Subversive Art $10
13. ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN: Sat 2/9 – Modern Architecture & Design Scavenger Hunt 11am to 7pm $30 (Postponed due to storm till 3/9)
14. ART PRESENTATION/RECEPTION: Sat 2/9 & Sun 2/10 – Aliya Bonar: PowerSuit Camp – What would your most courageous self would do, say, and wear? Public Presentation and Reception Sat 6 to 9pm Open house; Discussion Sunday 2 to 5pm. FREE
15. MUSIC: Sat 2/9 – The Rolling Tones deliver a rocking performance of songs from the Rolling Stones. 11pm $10 to $12
16. ART/ARCHITECTURE/TOUR: Sun 2/10 – Art and Architecture of the Subway Tour; 2pm $20
17. THEATER/INTERACTIVE: Sat 2/9 & Sun 2/10 – Trade Practices an interactive live art event drops audiences into a living market in the trade of short serialized performances. 8:30pm $10 to $15.
18. MUSIC: Sun 2/10 – Truth or Truffles Concert. Music by Strauss and Hartmann’s different approaches to the devastation of WWI & WWII. Concert at 2pm, Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 1pm. $25 to $50; half price tkts through 2/9 available here.
Also:
Sun 2/10: 14th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival. 11am FREE
Fri 2/8 and all weekend – Blues for Smoke at the Whitney FREE Friday evenings 6 to 9pm. $18 adults all other times
All weekend & through 2/17: Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual art. Pay what you wish
All weekend: CoolNY Dance Festival
Sat 2/9:
High Line Snow Sculpt Off Registration 2:30, Judging 4pm. FREE
Sun 2/10: Slow Food NYC – Foodopoly. Author Wenonah Hauter reads & discusses her book. 4 to 6pm. FREE
Sun 2/10: Grammy Awards Screened with full concert sound. Doors 6pm/Show 8pm. FREE

Check our previous Culture on the Cheap posts for ongoing events and check back over the weekend for possible updates. Enjoy!

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 1/25

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This weekend’s picks for Free & Cheap things to do in NYC (1/25 to 1/27) in art, music, theater, film, performance, dance, architecture and general fun.

1. ART/FILM: 1/25 & 1/26 and through 2/9 – Francis Alÿs: Reel-Unreel. 20-minute film and new paintings FREE
2. CLASS: 1/25 – Intro to the NYC Startup Community. 5:30 to 6:30pm. FREE
3. ART: All Weekend – Drawing Surrealism: 60 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró. Free Fri 7 to 9pm. Rest of times $15
4. DANCE: 1/25 and 1/26 – FlicFest of Dance $25
5. MUSIC: 1/25 – Ecstatic Music Festival Kick-off – Shara Worden & Brooklyn Youth Chorus 7pm $15
6. GOOFY FUN: 1/26 – Idiotarod 2013: Annual Shopping cart race 12pm FREE
7. MUSIC: 1/26 – Zammuto w/Miracles of Modern Science doors 6:30; show 7:30pm. $13 to $15
8. ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN: All Weekend & through 9/15 – Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers $6 to $10
9. MUSIC: 1/26 – Les Nuits de Montreal showcasing musical talent from Montreal. 10pm $25
10. TALK/LECTURE: 1/27 – Paul Krugman speaks about his Economy Fixes. 8pm $29
11. ART/PHOTOGRAPHY:  All Weekend – Fire Escapes, Waterfronts & Rooftops as Urban Landscapes: Eugene Hyon Photography: 12 to 5pm FREE
12. THEATER: All weekend & through 2/10 – 20at20 $20 Off-Broadway Show tickets
13. ART/LIGHT: All Weekend – Light Cycles at World Financial Center light installation by artist Anne Militello of twinkling LED lights and mirrored discs in the Winter Garden FREE
14. THEATER/MUSIC: All weekend & through 2/2 – Can Themba’s The Suit directed by Peter Brook $25 and Up
15. FILM/PERFORMANCE: 1/27 – A Full Moon Afternoon: Bidoun Magazine’s afternoon of screenings & performance 4 to 6pm. $10.
16. WALKING TOUR: 1/27 – Walk: SoHo Then and Now: Recent Developments. 11am $20
17. ART INSTALLATION: All weekend Aude Moreau Sugar Carpet Installation through 2/24 FREE
18. PERFORMANCE/ART: 1/27 – Performance Heart: Mixed Potatoes Performance Art Show 7pm FREE

Check our previous Culture on the Cheap posts for ongoing events and check back over the weekend for possible updates. Enjoy!

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 1/18

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1. SPORTY FUN: All Weekend – J.P. Morgan Squash Tournament in Grand Central $5 and up.
2. MUSIC: 1/18 & 1/19 – Paris 1919 John Cale accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra to perform his 1973 pop-art landmark. 8pm $20 and up. Limited seats available
3. MUSIC: 1/18 – Rumours Live – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute with .357 Lover, Balthrop Alabama & Awkward Book Club. Doors 7pm Show 8pm $10.
4. MUSIC/MULTIMEDIA: 1/18 – The Naura Elegies w/ DJ Spooky performance/multimedia event 7pm
5. THEATER: 1/18 – Radiohole’s Inflatable Frankenstein, avant garde theater about the tragic life of Mary Shelley. Waitlist left. $20
6. ART/PRESENTATION: 1/18 – The Birth of a Scent: Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb; fully interactive presentation explaining the process behind the creation of this work by olfactory artist Carlos Benaim. 7:30pm. $15.
7. ART/THEATER: 1/18 & 1/19 through 2/3 – Flint and Tinder presents: Loss Machine by Kyle Loven. Part installation, part image-driven theater, intimate in scale, this wistful one-man show combines puppets, objects, sound, and original music, in a visual exploration of loss and discovery. 7pm $15
8. ART: 1/19 – Frozen Lakes Exhibit Opening at Artist Space 6 to 8pm. FREE
9. ART/TECH: 1/19 – Eyebeam Chats: Artists in Conversation 12 to 6pm FREE
10. ART/FUN: 1/19 – Ice Festival at Belvedere Castle 12 to 3pm FREE
11. MUSIC: 1/19 – Elysian Fields w/Marissa Nadler & Ramona Lisa. Doors 6:30pm Show 7pm $15
12. COMEDY: 1/19 – Greg Proops The Smartest Man in the World: 8:30pm $15
13. ART/FILM: 1/18 & 1/19 through 2/9 – Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Film of Peter Mangone FREE
14. ART/PERFORMANCE: 1/20 – Aki Sasamoto: Talking in Circles in Talking 7pm at Soloway FREE
15. THEATER: All weekend & through 2/17 – The Vandal by Hamish Linklater $45 Sat Mat. All other perfs: $50
16. ART/PRESENTATION: 1/20 – Taisha Paggett Hands On Blindfold Challenge 2 to 4pm (create art blindfolded) FREE
17. READINGS/DISCUSSION: 1/20 – A. Peter Bailey’s play “Malcolm, Martin and Medgar,” an imagined reunion of the slain civil rights icons, with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer & journalist Farai Chidaya. 3 to 5pm. FREE with reservation.
18. FILM: 1/20 – This is Not a Film: Documentary smuggled out of Iran in a flash drive in a cake. 3 to 5pm $12
MORE EVENTS & LAST CALLS
Last weekend to see Christian Marclay’s The Clock at MoMA. Also check out The Caravan Project “a museum by delivery” installation & performance by Eiko & Koma. Both FREE on Friday from 4 to 8pm
Last weekend to see Picasso Black and White at Guggenheim. Pay-what-you-wish Sat 5:45 to 7:45pm.
1/18 Discussion: Artist Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy New Museum 7pm $8
1/20 Architecture Workshop: Environmental Resiliency WorkshopUrban Ecology in the Face of Natural Disasters 1 to 3pm. FREE
All weekend in Dance: American Realness Festival at Abrons Arts Center. Various performances and showtimes. $20

Check our previous Culture on the Cheap posts for ongoing events and check back over the weekend for possible updates. Enjoy!

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 1/11

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This This weekend’s picks for Free & Cheap things to do in NYC (1/11 to 1/13) in art, music, theater, film, performance, comedy, architecture and general fun. Click through on the images above for the corresponding event page and details, or use the links below.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM (numbers will be added to photos next week, promise. This week I was struggling with iffy internet..)
1. TALK: Deborah Eisenberg and George Saunders Short Story Writers. Purchase of book or $10 gift card. 7 to 8pm
2. MUSIC/HUMOR: No Place to Go; Ethan Lipton & Orchestra 9:30pm $15
3. COMEDY: Funny Sh#t Comedy Fest. 8pm $10
4. TOUR/CONFERENCE: Charting the Road to Resilience. Site visits and conference to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. FREE
5. MUSIC: Dirty Projectors and Andrew Bird at 8pm. $30 and up.
6. THEATER: Kristen Kosmas – “There There” Critically acclaimed play. $20
7. MUSIC/THEATER: Prototype Opera-Theater Fest, through 1/18. $15 to $20.
8. THEATER: The Improvised Shakespeare. 7:30pm $27.50
9. MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE: Emily Johnson/Catalyst Niicugni. $20
10. THEATER: Under the Radar Festival
11. STREET ART/FILM: NYC Street Pop. Opening reception film, photos and more by Ken Brown. Sat. 1 to 3pm. FREE
12. ART: Haroshi Virtual Reality, opening Sat 7 to 9pm.
13. ART: Aakash Nihalani – Portal. Opening Sat 7 to 9pm.
14. PERFORMANCE: New York City Pod Fest – Improv $8 for one $45 festival pass
15. THEATER: Urinetown the Musical $18.
16. FILM: Chasing Ice – Photographer James Balog captures images to show the Earth’s climate change in this stunning documentary. 6pm. $14 adults.
17. TOUR: Yale University Gallery & George Nelson Exhibit Tour: 11:30 am to 5pm $5 students $35 adults
18. MUSIC: Gregg Kallor Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert. 7:30pm $20
MORE:
Fri 1/11 & Sat 1/12 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase including Anarchy Dance Theater’s Seventh Sense (see post). 7:30pm. $28
Sat 1/12 Family Day: BankInk! 75-minute demo Sumi-e class. 1 to 2:15 pm. FREE
Sat 1/12, Documentary – The Atomic States of America at 7 pm. $10.
Sun 1/13 Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway RideFREE
Sun 1/13 Comedy/Music – Reggie Watts performs at 8:30. $10
Starting Monday – NYC Restaurant Week 2013. $25 Lunch; $38 Dinner

Sat 1/12 The All-Day Sandy Benefit with readings by Nick Flynn, Jonathan Ames, Emma Straub and more.
Sat 1/12 & Sun 1/13  Film: Clandestine Childhood (Infancia Clandestina) Argentine film with filmmaker Q&A’s.

Check back for possible updates throughout the weekend and peruse previous Culture on the Cheap posts for ongoing events.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 1/4

How Much Do I Owe You, No Longer Empty Art InstallationsMichael Apted's Documentary 56Up, FilmScreening of The Terminator
50 First Jokes at the Bell House 7:30pm doors 8pm showCOIL Festival of Contemporary Performance, Dance and TheaterChristian Marclay's The Clock at MoMA, Free Fridays from 4 to 8pm FILM, ARTMuseum of the Moving Image's First Look Film FestivalArt Opening Martin Soto Climent, contemporary art and sculpture, FREEBound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, Chinese Contemporary Art, FREE on Friday EveningsJob in theater by Thomas Bradshaw with Tarantino-esque style violence and humor, Off-Broadway TheaterTarget First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum, Lez Zeppelen, Das Racist and more Music, Art, Dance: FREENoche Flamenca, Spanihs Flamenco Dance Performance

Graphic Design exhibit of Fifty posters with Fifty State Mottos by different designersChefs of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) compete in citywide competition from 2 to 4pm FREEArt and Video installation titled Impersonal by Frank Yefeng Wang FREETarget Free Sunday at Studio Museum of Harlem, Gallery Tour at 1pmSunday Night Fiction: Readings by Alexandra Chasin, Dawn Raffel, John Dermot Woods and Halvor Aakhus. 7 to 9pm FREEPaint the World Project 3 to 9pm over 20 artists will be creating multiple large scale canvases

This weekend’s picks for Free & Cheap things to do in NYC (1/4 to 1/6.) Click through on the images above for the corresponding event page and details, or use the links below.

From left to right, top to bottom:
1. ART: How Much Do I Owe You?: Sound installations, projections, immersive installations in the iconic former Bank of Manhattan in LIC.
2. FILM: 56Up – Michael Apted’s documentary following a group of people every 7 years. Should be excellent.
3. FILM/LECTURE: Ethics in Film – The Terminator.
4. COMEDY: 7th Annual 50 First Jokes – $10 advance. $12 door
5. THEATER/DANCE: COIL 2013 Performance Festival.
6. FILM/ART: Christian Marclay’s The Clock. FREE Fridays 4 to 8pm.
7. FILM: First Look Film Series $12 adults/$9 students
8. ART: Martin Soto Climent, Contemporary Sculpture. 5pm Sat Opening, FREE
9. ART: Lin Tianmiao: Bound Unbound, Chinese Contemporary Art. FREE Fri 6 to 9pm. Other times $10.
10. THEATER: Job by Thomas Bradshaw. A Tarantino-esque tale. $20 to $25
11. MUSIC/DANCE/ART: Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum w/ Lez Zeppelin, Heems from Das Racist and Occupy Wall Street writers. FREE
12. DANCE: Noche Flamenca. $35
13. GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project. 50 posters by 50 designers depicting each state’s motto, graphically. FREE
14. FOOD: The Great CSA Smackdown. Citywide cooking competition. Sat 2 to 4pm. FREE
15. ART: Franck Yefeng Wang’s installation titled Impersonal. FREE
16. ART: Target Free Sundays at the Studio Museum of Harlem. Gallery Tour at 1pm. FREE
17. READINGS: Sunday Night Fiction – Readings by Alexandra Chasin, Dawn Raffel, John Dermot Woods and Halvor Aakhus. Sunday; 7 to 9pm FREE
18. ART: Paint the World Project – Over 20 artists will be creating multiple large scale canvases. FREE

Check back for possible updates throughout the weekend, and check out previous Culture on the Cheap posts for ongoing events.

UPDATES:
Fri 1/4: Altnerative Histories: NY Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010, book launch & reception. 6 to 8pm. FREE
Sat 1/5: Hit and Run Shakespeare: “Twelfth Night” 7 to 8pm $10 to $20.
Sat 1/5: MUSIC – Bridges and Powerlines/Fan Tans/Crazy Pills: 8pm doors 9pm show. $8 to $10.
Sun 1/6: ART – Closing reception for Mike Rader ‘Below See Level’ 4 to 6pm & Man vs. Ultraman extended. FREE.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 12/21

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This weekend’s picks for free and cheap things to do (12/21 to 12/23) in NYC. Holiday-themed as well as end-of-the-world ones too. Cultural events in art, music, film, dance, theater, design, walking, food, and general fun!

1. Fri 12/21 in Music/Participatory/Fun The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk. 3 to 4:30pm. Turn your footsteps into sound. Just one of the many Make Music Winter Events this Friday. See other events here. FREE

2. All weekend in Film/Art Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Through 1/21/13. FREE Fridays from 4 to 8pm.

3. Fri 12/21 in Art/Film/Music/Magic/Comedy The End of the World Party. 7pm to midnight. FREE (RSVP here)

4. Fri 12/21 in Comedy/Performance — The Afterlife Comedy Show at 8:30pm: Emily Heller, George Gordon, Erin Judge and more.$8

5. All weekend in Art George Bellows Paintings through 2/18/13. Pay what you wish.

6. Fri 12/21 & Sat 12/22 in Music  Sō Percussion: Where (we) Live: crafting sonic landscapes from found objects, Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion explores the idea of home with a bold experiment in collaborative art-making. At 7:30pm. $16 to $40

7. All weekend in Dance/Acrobatics STREB- Forces! The Movical. Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action Company a theater of flight with big hardware and big muscles. Good for the whole family. $25 Adults $15 kids Check site for showtimes.

8. Fri 12/21 in Music/Participatory Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace: Come together and sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the very moment Yoko Ono’s new video IMAGINE PEACE lights up sixteen Times Square billboards at 11:57pm. Meet 11:45pm at Times Square. Part of Make Music Winter. FREE

9. All weekend in Dance/Music/Light  iLuminate Artist of Light: extraordinary effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves. You can see them in action here. $49.50 adults $30 Students Check site for numerous showtimes through 1/5/12.

10. Fri 12/21 in Music – JD Samson and MEN at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. 6pm to midnight. FREE

11. Sat 12/22 in Walking/Fun The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt: fast-paced team event that is part scavenger hunt and part obstacle course. 12:30pm $17.50 Holiday Edition is $35.

12. All weekend in Dance/Performance The Butt-Cracker Suite: A Trailer Park Ballet, a funny and irreverent adaptation of The Nutcracker. Enter promo code flamingo for $25 tickets. 8:30pm.

13. All weekend in Theater/Multimedia Reid Farrington’s A Christmas Carol. an imaginative and ghostly multimedia re-telling of Dickens’ seasonal tale. Fri 12/21 & Sat 12/22 at 8pm. Sun 12/23 at 3pm. $25

14. Sat 12/22 in Music  Everett Bradley’s Holidelic: this holiday funk-tacular blends the influences of P-Funk, Sly Stone and other 1970’s and ‘80’s funk and soul bands into original songs that celebrate diversity, mild familial seasonal dysfunction, individuality, and holiday booty shaking. 8pm $20 advance $25 at door

15. Sat 12/22 in Music  The Cecilia Chorus of NY: Mangia! Holiday Music with the Flavor of Italy. 8pm Tkts $25 and up.

16. Sat 12/22 in Music David Johansen with Romans. 7pm $23 advance; $25 door

17. All weekend in Dance/Comedy/Performance The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked: a comic/subversive, neo-vaudeville version of The Nutcracker.  7:30pm $24 in advance $30 day of

18. Sun 12/23 in Film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. 2pm and 6pm. $14

Also in Film all weekend – Zero Dark Thirty: The new Kathryn Bigelow film about the manhunt for Bin Laden. $13

UPDATES:
All weekend in Graphic DesignThe Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project at the Ace Hotel Gallery. FREE
Sat 12/22 in Music/Participatory/Holiday – Greenwich Village Caroling Walk at 4pm. FREE
Sat 12/22 in Performance/Improv – The Tarantino: Improvisers performing an improvised Quentin Tarantino movie before your eyes. At 10pm $5.
Sun 12/23 in Film/Holiday – It’s a Wonderful Life at 2pm. $10 tkts

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 12/14

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This weekend’s picks for free and cheap things to do (12/14 to 12/16) in NYC. Cultural events in art, architecture, music, film, dance, theater, design, walking tours, food, and fun!

1. Art Henry Moore: Late Large Forms. Simply spectacular! Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15 and through 1/19. 10am to 6pm. FREE

Also in Art – Ed Ruscha Bookworks (see post) Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15 and through 1/12. 10am to 6pm. FREE

Also also in Art – Masterpieces: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book. Professional artists of various disciplines, as well as creative nonprofessionals, were recruited to reinterpret the book’s 60 pages, each depicting a famous work of art. Fri 12/14 at 8pm. FREE

2. Graphic Design  The Lustigs: A cover story an exhibit including 500 book, magazine and catalog covers designed by Alvin and Elaine Lustig. Fri 12/14 and through 2/15/13.11am to 5pm FREE

3. Food/Tour – Crosstown Pizza Walk, Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15 at 11am. 3 hrs $35

4. Design/Talk — 3DEA Pop Up: Artist’s Talk. Artists speak about their 3D printed works. Fri 12/14 at 7:30pm FREE

5. Film/Talk A Conversation with Ewan McGregor interviewed by NYTimes’ Melena Ryzik. Fri 12/14, 6:30 to 8pm. $35.

6. Music  Antibalas with special guests Red Baraat, Fri 12/14 at 8pm $25

7. Art/Internet/Talks & Multiple Events#NYANCATCITY a good-humored, creatively diverse 4-day series of events that celebrates creativity and the influence of Internet culture—and cats. All weekend. FREE

8. Music The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Fri 12/14.

9. Food Free Momofuku Milk Bar cookies from the roaming Holiday Cookie Truck and pastry chef Christina Tosi w/her mom. Sat 12/15 from 11am to 5:30pm. See locations.

10. Peformance/Art/Theater – What the Dickens Third Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon. Sat 12/15 at 1pm FREE

11. Fun/Goofiness SantaCon. Put on your Santa suit and roam (and drink) with hundreds of others, hopefully bringing good cheer to all and not trouble. Sat 12/15 at 10am. Follow @SantaCon on Twitter for locations.

Alternatively in mellower Santa-ness: Santa Claus Association—the subject of the City Reliquary’s current exhibit. This group began in NYC in 1913,  diverting children’s letters to Santa from the postal service’s “Dead Letter Office” and matching them with donors who could fill their requests. All weekend. $5

12. Music/Participatory Performance Art Unsilent NightEach participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Sat 12/15 at 7pm. Washington Sq. Park FREE

13. Dance  ABT’s The Nutcracker. There are $25 to $35 tickets available (and up, of course) at BAM. See showtimes and tickets here. All weekend.

14. Music Medeski Martin & Wood. All weekend at the Blue Note. $30 tickets at the bar. Check showtimes.

15. Readings/Party/Music  Gigantic Magazine Launch Party with music, readings, booze and more: Sat 12/15 at 8:30pm. $10 in advance $12 door

16. Walking Tour Chinatown: Culture and Change Walking Tour. Sun 12/16 at 1pm $20

17. Art/Multimedia Performances Sunday Sessions Pier Paolo Pasolini: Intellecttuale, Sun 12/16, 12 to 6pm. $10.

18. Music John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders. Fountains of Wayne, Ron Sexsmith and many more. A few bar stools left. $25. Sun 12/16 6pm doors; 8pm show

Additional ongoing events to keep in mind:
Ann Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread participatory installation all weekend. $12.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar continues every Friday and Saturday through 12/22. FREE
11th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central. All weekend. FREE
Holiday Nostalgia Train: Ride a Vintage Subway. Sundays through 12/30. $2.50

UPDATES:
The Museum of Mathematics opens Sat 12/15. $20 wkd $15 wkday
The Degenerate Crafts Fair: Featuring affordable wares from 50+ artists & designers. Sat 12/15 & Sun 12/16.FREE

Be sure to check back for updates and peruse previous COTC posts for some additional ongoing events.

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 12/7

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Free and cheap things to do (12/7 to 12/9) in NYC. Cultural events in art, music, film, dance, theater, design, architecture, walking tours, food, and cool fun! Plus a smattering of holiday festivities.

1. Design – Art of the Book exhibit. Fri 12/7 & Sat 12/8. 11am to 6pm FREE

2. Music/Fun – Losers Lounge pay tribute to Stevie Wonder 7pm and 9:30pm Fri 12/7. $25.

3. Art/Music/Drinks/Holiday – Asia Society Holiday Celebration. Museum tours, Leotinis, Tea Tasting. Fri 12/7; 6 to 8pm. FREE

4. Music/Art/Drink/Holiday — Brooklyn Magazine Design Launch Holiday Party. Fri 12/7. 8 to 11pm. FREE

5. Film –TropFest Roughcut Film Symposium: the world’s largest short film festival. Fri 12/7. 10am to 4:30pm. $35.

6. Film – Screening of Amos Poe’s Alphabet City (1984): (whatever happened to the cute Vincent Spano?) Fri 12/7 at 7pm $8,

7. Tour/ArchitectureGrand Central Tour, Sat 12/8 at 11am $20.

8. Dance – Movement Research Festival Fall 2012. Fri 12/7 & Sat 12/8 at 8pm. $12.

9. Art/Installation – the event of a thread by Ann Hamilton (see post). All weekend 12 to 7pm; Sat 12/8 FREE, other days $12.

10. Film & Festivities – Griswold Family Christmas: screenings of Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Gremlins plus festivities: Fri 12/7 & Sat 12/8 $25 check here for tickets and showtimes.

11. Art/Music/Food – Gowanus Nite Market, Artists, Music, Food. Sat 12/8, 7pm to midnight FREE

12. Art/Talk – African-American Artists and Conceptualism: Panel discussion with Naima Keith and Fred Wilson. Sat 12/8 at 2pm Pay what you wish

13. Art – Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos at the New Museum. All Weekend. $14 Thursday nights FREE

14. Comedy/Performance – Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out. Sun 12/9 at 10pm. $15

15. Theater – Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell. “Where one story ends, another begins. The same events are retold from different perspectives. Characters reappear, others disappear.” Fri 12/7 & Sat 12/8 at 8pm. Sun 12/9 at 2pm. $18

Check back for updates throughout the weekend. Enjoy!

UPDATES:

Music – Fri 12/7: Join Real Estate, RCRD LBL and MINI USA at a secret location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 5:30. FREE

Film – Fri 12/7: Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival screening Brooklyn documentaries. 6:45. FREE
Music – Sun 12/9: 39th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas – hundreds of tuba players play holiday favorites. 3:30pm FREE

NYC Culture on the Cheap: Weekend 11/30

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This weekend’s picks for free and cheap things to do (11/30 to 12/2) in NYC. Cultural events in art, architecture, music, film, dance, theater, design, walking tours, food, and fun!

1. Art Egon Schiele’s Women. Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1 and through 12/28. 11am to 5pm. FREE

Also in Art – Lee Friedlander: Mannequin at Pace/MacGill Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1 through 12/22. FREE

2. Design/Learn/Shop 3DEA is a Pop-Up with 3D printing classes, demonstrations, and shop. Make it or buy it, either way sounds like fun. All weekend and through 12/27. 11am to 6pm. FREE

3. Art Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde at MoMA through 2/25. Fridays 4 to 8pm are FREE.

4. Art/Shop — Art in Boxes 2012: a large group exhibition which shows/sells one of a kind artwork – an idea for unique holiday gifts at affordable prices. All weekend and through 1/27/13 at AG Gallery. Noon to 9ish. FREE

5. Dance Lucy Guerin’s Untrained: Four dancers (two trained, two untrained), a square taped to the floor, and instructions on stage for them to follow as best they can. Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1 at 7:30pm. Post-show artist talk on Friday. $20.

6. Film  ADC Butter: Night of Pop Culture and Popcorn – This month they’re screening two short films that have graced quite a few international audiences. Plus, a surprise or two. Fri 11/30 at 7pm. $10 advance, $15 at door

7. Film Drivers Wanted a documentary about taxi drivers directed by Joshua Weinstein. All weekend. Friday’s screening followed by panel discussion with director. $10. Showtimes and tickets here.

8. Music Men without Hats. SSSS…AAAA…You can Dance! Fri 11/30, doors at 6pm; show 8pm. $10.

9. Dance Portraits in Time: Amy Kail & Lesya Popil dance highly original movements with humor and pathos. Fri 11/30 at 7:30pm. $15

10. Music The Sweetback Sisters/Hadley: part country, part B52s. Fri 11/30 at 9pm. $10.

11. Peformance/Art/Theater – Aki Sasamoto – Centripetal Run the sculptural arrangement is a theatrical cosmology, and the performer unfolds, negotiates, and psychologically challenges its matter of factness. Fri 11/30 & Sat 12/1 at 8pm. $15.

12. Art Transmission of Thought | works by Ivan Rickenmann Amazingly realistic paintings of electrical outlets and cables by the Colombian artist. All weekend. FREE

13. Talk/Lecture  Space to Create: Panel discussion on topic of temporary usage models for nontraditional commercial space in arts programming. Sat 12/1 from 2 to 4pm. FREE

14. Theater  We are Proud to Present… a critically acclaimed and unique play. All weekend but some shows sold out. At the time of this post there were still tickets available for Sat 12/1 matinee.

15. Walking Tour Flatiron Walking Tour Sun 12/2 (and all Sundays) at 11am. 23rd St. and Broadway. FREE

16. Fun/Transportation/History Vintage Subway Train Rides, Sun 12/2 (and all Sundays) from 10am to 4pm through 12/30. $2.50

17. Music Francois 5+1: François Houle is a virtuosic and original avant-jazzimproviser and a notable composer as well as one of Canada’s premier clarinetists. Sun 12/2 at 9:30pm. $10 advance; $15 door

18. Art/Installation/Fun OPENS MIDWEEK – Ann Hamilton: The Event of a Thread – A multisensory installation, that draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of swings inviting visitors to connect to the action of each other and the work itself. Opens Wed 12/5 through 1/6/13. Tues – Sundays 12-6pm. $12. Next Sat 12/8 will be FREE.

Additional events to keep in mind:  Brooklyn Night Bazaar continues every Friday and Saturday until 12/22.

Discovering Columbus ends this weekend, so if you haven’t been, this is your last chance! All weekend.

Be sure to check back for updates and peruse previous COTC posts for some additional ongoing events.

UPDATES:

Art/Performance/Music – Emergency Cheesecake: an evening of performance featuring young, New York City–based artists. Fri 11/30, 6 to 9pm. Pay-what-you-wish.
Art – NYU MFA Student Open Studios. Sat 12/1, 6 to 10pm. FREE
Music/Art – Sunday Sessions to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts presented by Pitchfork and MoMA PS1. An afternoon of multimedia performances. Sun 12/2 from 4 to 7pm. $12