10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: "Framed!," Mini Record Fair, and The Beatles Invasion
At 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Brooklyn Flea (Winter), Brooklyn, free.
[Fair] Can you believe that once upon a time there was only one annual record fair in Williamsburg? Thankfully it wasn't long before the 'hood that harbors an equal affinity for music, shopping, and nostalgia demanded more. Nowadays Brooklyn Flea hosts two vinyl blowouts a year, with the Mini Record Fair premiering today at its indoor winter location. This "bonus" fair will feature the top 10 most popular vendors from its parent events, including favorite local labels like Cakeshop, Mexican Summer, and Other Music. Whether you're searching for some rare discs to add to a collection or just looking for a deal on some new apartment decor, you'll surely strike gold flipping through the crates. Special guest DJs provide the tunes, and partner market Smorgasburg serves some choice local fare. --HB
At 4 p.m., Videology, Brooklyn, free.
[Film] Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you lack skills in the romance department and are dreading how to woo the object of your affection, please, we're begging, just do everything that Ryan Gosling does in The Notebook, which is screening today. Yes, whatever he does in this movie (build a house, row a boat, sport an awesome beard), do it. Also, Brooklyn Charm makes thematically appropriate bracelets, and Mast Brothers serve chocolatey treats. Videology will raffle a copy of Danielle Henderson's Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) by Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. Take notes!
At noon, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, free.
[Art] "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!" examines the musical and cultural significance of the group's arrival in America 50 years ago, featuring more than 400 items from private collectors. In conjunction with this exhibition, The Library for the Performing Arts presents a variety of free programs and screenings further exploring The Beatles' enduring influence.
At 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Paley Center for Media, $10.
[Film] Following suit, the Paley Center also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in New York with screenings of two essential programs for the Beatles fan. Experience their debut as it happened by seeing the complete Ed Sullivan Show from February 9, 1964, including commercials; and see What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA, a documentary by filmmakers David and Albert Maysles.
At 2 and 7:30 p.m., Joyce Theater, tickets start at $10.
[Dance] LeeSaar the Company is the creation of Lee Sher and Saar Harari, two young, Israeli choreographers who also manage Gaga USA and whose work is rooted in this fascinating movement language. For its Joyce debut, the company performs Grass and Jackals, a dance piece and light spectacle that constantly pushes the physical and emotional boundaries of both the performers and the audience.
Find more to do in the Village Voice's NYC events calendar.