10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week
Our job, here, is to make your work week be less stressful and more enjoyable. A great way to start is by taking in some shows during this year's NYC Improv Festival, which features both local and international comedy groups. Also, House of Vans is hosting an open house that includes free indoor skating, pizza, and Pabst. This plus much more. See this week isn't so bad.
Gen X'ers and you Millenials have got options this week.
[Talk] Born This Way? The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality is a panel that includes Ralf Dose, the author of a newly translated biography about Hirschfeld, a German sexologist who founded the first homosexual rights organization almost 100 years ago. Former Voice writer Steven Thrasher will also be speaking on Hirschfeld's legacy that continued in the American LGBT rights movements, from the Mattachine Society to the Stonewall Riots. At 6:30 p.m., Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office, Suite 2114, Midtown, free.
Sharon Helgason Gallagher
[Lit] Sharon Helgason Gallagher of ARTBOOK | D.A.P. looks at the parallels between the joy of books and bikes from a functional design perspective and challenges digital forms of content publishing and information design to take the human body -- and its sense of pleasure -- into account. At 6:30 p.m., School of Visual Arts, Chelsea, free.
[Recreation] Reincarnation: The Soul's Eternal Voyage is part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality. In this free class you'll be asked to ponder questions such as: Is death the end?; What happens to us when we die?; and How does reincarnation work? While also learning how to meditate. At 7:30 p.m., PS 20 Anna Silver Auditorium, Lower East Side, free.
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