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

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Araceli Cruz
Work by Jacky Tsai, Gambling Skull (Queen of Diamonds), 2014
There's a ton to see this week, so keep your eyes on the prize. The Affordable Art Fair is underway, and for a couple hours tonight, you can get in for free! Also, Columbia University hosts a special one-day exhibition on Andy Warhol's iconic "15 Minutes" Polaroids. Other weekend highlights include Brooklyn Poets reading series in DUMBO, Gemini & Scorpio's Swing House party, and Pillow Fight Day! Happy swinging!

Friday, April 4

Araceli Cruz
Work by Craig Mooney, Solitude

[Art] Are you ready for you 15 minutes of fame? This evening Columbia University, in conjunction with the Brant Foundation, celebrates Andy Warhol and his legacy with a day-long exhibition of his photography and a public program. This event showcases the University's collection of Polaroids and black-and-white prints donated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. At Schermerhorn Hall, (1198 Amsterdam Ave.). At 4:30 p.m., Columbia University, free.

[Art] After the slew of art fairs that zipped by a couple of weeks ago, it's safe to say we're ready to buy some art -- at a good price. This week's Affordable Art Fair has plenty of options to make owning an incredible piece of art a bit easier. Some of the highlights includes work by Arizona-based fine art photographer Brooke Shaden, digital artist Kate Gibb (who made a vibrant screen print of a young Mick Jagger), and stunning oil paintings by U.K. artist Garry Pereira. Go tonight between 6 and 8, and you'll get in for free. At 6 p.m., Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion, free (only tonight).

[Art] WULUN, a New York-based global online art and design, presents Pop-up New Media Art Party featuring the work of a new generation of Chinese artists and designers. Artists featured tonight include Miao Jing, Liu Chang and Yu-ting Feng. These young artists are pioneers in new territories in contemporary art by forging their aesthetic concepts into new media. Attendees meet these talents onsite and interact with several conceptual new media art works. At 6:30 p.m., New School, Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, free.

[Poetry] As we told you earlier this week, it's National Poetry Month! And we'll be celebrating all month long. Tonight the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series features poets Kamilah Aisha Moon, Roger Reeves and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang. Enjoy wine, beer, and light refreshments, plus dance party afterwards! At 7:30 p.m., Dumbo Sky, DUMBO, free.

Saturday is on the next page.

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