10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week
This whole blood moon brouhaha is throwing our mental state for a loop, so we're planning on taking it easy this week with some light social activities. You still with us? All right then! HousingWorks Bookstore celebrates first-time published female authors (including Voice alum Jen Doll) with a panel tonight and a poetry reading on Thursday. Tomorrow, Videology pays homage to Freaks and Geeks by screening two episodes and hosting a trivia night. You best start cramming now. This plus much more (nothing super intense, we promise).
Tuesday, April 15
[Film] This Is Not a Dream is a documentary about artists' D.I.Y. approach to moving image technology. Telling the story of playful and political uses of the camera -- from early portable video recorders to contemporary camera phones -- the film is accompanied by specially commissioned video works by acclaimed London drag star Dickie Beau. At 6 p.m., Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, free.
[Lit] Housing Works Bookstore celebrates six female writers who have all published their first book. The Debutantes: Six Women Writers Discuss First-Time Publishing welcomes former Voice writer Jen Doll (Save the Date), Kathleen Hale (No One Else Can Have You), Ariel Lawhon (The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress), Lindsey J. Palmer (Pretty in Ink), Susan Rieger (The Divorce Papers), and Helen Wan (The Partner Track). Liz Egan, Books Editor at Glamour, moderates. At 7, HousingWorks Bookstore, free.
[Talk] The Stoop Series program features discussions with three of Brooklyn's leading figures in hip-hop: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival producer Wes Jackson, solo artist and Black Star co-founder Talib Kweli, and author and filmmaker Nelson George. The trio discuss how the scene has developed and where it's headed. Immediately following, there will be a meet-and-greet with the panelists and a signing of George's The Hippest Trip in America, an authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show Soul Train. At 7 p.m., BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, free.
[Comedy] Jo Firestone hosts Bullsh*t History, a game show where you make up lies about little-known historical events, and audience members get to vote on whose lies they believe, even slightly. We can spot a good bullshitter miles away ... well, maybe. We'll find out tonight. At 9 p.m., Freddy's Bar & Backroom, Brooklyn, free.
Wednesday is on the next page.