10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

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Robert Sietsema

It's Good Friday/Great Weekend! But it's good every day, isn't it? (Don't hate on our happiness.) Especially this weekend; aside from Record Store Day happening Saturday, it's Easter weekend, which means you're highly encouraged to go out parading in your weirdest outfits -- topped with the most glorious hat -- you can imagine for Sunday's Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. You might want to pace yourself for the weekend, so for today, maybe just check out some "Nude Dudes" and call it a night.

Friday, April 18

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Rene Smith

[TV] How are you planning to honor the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? Spend it by watching your favorite family sitcoms of yesteryear. Back in the day we had a little thing called TGIF, which was the most incredible night of televised shows. Tonight, Videology hosts TV Happy Hour: Thank God It's Friday featuring screenings of as many family sitcoms as you can bear. How many hours of the laugh track can you handle? At 5 p.m., Videology, Brooklyn, free.

[Art] Artist René Smith's new series, "Nude Dudes," opens tonight and features, well, portraits of nude dudes, but it's not what you think. This exhibition is a "sincere ode to longing and the beauty of men's bodies," and describes the paintings as feminist. Cheers to that! At 6 p.m., Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, free.

[Poetry] Titillating Tongues: NYC Erotica in Poetry & Prose features a 20-slot open mic (six minutes each) open to all types of artists, where you can bring your own heat to the party. Hosted by fiery redhead poet Aimee Herman. Come on, give it a shot! At 7 p.m., (Le) Poisson Rouge, free.

[Film] We know you're dying to at attend at least one Tribeca Film Festival event, but some of these screenings sell out so fast. However, tonight, that won't be the case. TFF shows Splash for free as part of the Tribeca Drive-In series (no car needed). Also enjoy Tails of Glory, the award-winning dancers from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and their homage to cinema. Food trucks are parked nearby, for those who want to feast. At 8 p.m., Brookfield Place Plaza, free.

Saturday is on the next page.

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