10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Mardi Gras, Richard Hell, and Art Fairs Galore

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This week it's all about Mardi Gras madness, eating a ton pancakes, and art fairs. Plus, punk rock pioneer Richard Hell discusses his memoir with music critic Robert Christgau at PowerHouse Arena. So. without further delay ...

Tuesday, March 4

[Mardi Gras] You're not in the Big Easy for Mardi Gras, but you're still in New York City, and that counts for a lot. You can still celebrate right here! The W Hotel -- Downtown is throwing a huge party with muisc, Mardi Gras-themed drinks, and if you happen to find the hidden baby (toy), a Mardi Gras tradition, then you'll win a trip to New Orleans. At 6 p.m., W Hotel -- Downtown, free.

[Mardi Gras] "Brooklyn's own" Sugartone Brass Band serves some loud vibes at tonight's Mardi Gras Celebration. And our favorite DJ/producer Jason Kriv (JKriv), formerly of live-house act Tortured Soul, is on hand as well. Now that's a party. At 7:30 p.m., S.O.B.'s, $10.

[Lit] Punk pioneer Richard Hell discusses his autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, with music critic Robert Christgau. Expect the coolest conversation tonight involving all things New York, CBGBs, and Hell's band Television, one of the best rock groups ever. At 7 p.m., PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, free.

[Nightlife] DJ Kristina Tequila mixes rock 'n' roll, punk, and garage tunes all night, for Pizza Tuesdays, while you snack on pizza (duh) and free popcorn. Cheers to cheap drinks and pinball. At 9 p.m., Two Bit's Retro Arcade, free.

[Comedy] As much as we all loved Sex and the City for its content and characters, real sex stories are never that clean or fashionable. "Sexually awkward" Natalie Wall hosts Awkward Sex ... and the City tonight featuring stories by Adam Wade, Luke Ward, Ray Cordova, and Chris Griggs. These comedians spill the beans on what it's really like to have sex in the city. At 9:30 p.m., The Peoples Improv Theater, $8.

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