10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Idiotarod NYC, Folk Couture, and Red Hook Live
A mass of freakazoids are taking over the streets of New York for the 10th anniversary of the Idiotarod race, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it so you might as well join in on the fun. Also, the American Folk Art Museum opens "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," their first fashion exhibition. Plus, there's a ton more stuff going on this weekend -- all for under 10 bucks.
[Lit] For the next three days Triple Canopy will host its third annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein's enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress. New York-based artists, writers, publishers, scholars, and other collaborators will gather to perform the entirety of Stein's text in a continuous read-in. There will be coffee and donuts during the dawn, and snacks from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook reimagined by artists and writers, as well as a musical intermission by Bill Orcutt.
At 5 p.m., Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Greenpoint, free.
[Music/Art] The Cinesthesia Soundpainting Orchestra is a 7-piece ensemble working in a form of live-composing/conducted improv called "soundpainting". It's a great mixture of visuals and live music interacting with each other.
At 8 p.m., LaunchPad Art Space, Brooklyn, $5.
[Party] Tonight's first Vs. themed party of 2014 brings together the music of Justin Timberlake and The Dream. Join hosts Judnikki and Kalani along with Four Color Zack and special guest DJ Treats upstairs at Santos Party House.
At 10 p.m., Santos Party House, TriBeCa, $10.
[Art] Luhring Augustine is hosting Visual AIDS "Postcards From the Edge", a benefit that provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each. Each fall Visual AIDS calls on artists from around the world to donate a 4 x 6 inch piece of original artwork. Some of the artists participating this year includes Catherine Opie, Fred Wilson, Penelope Umbrico, Lawrence Weiner, among others. Admission to the Benefit Sale is first-come, first-served with the suggested donation of $5 on Saturday and Sunday.
At 10 a.m., Luhring Augustine, Chelsea, $5.