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

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Bob Gruen
"Debbie Harry, Coney Island New York, 1977." Meet the photographer this week and buy a print -- although it will cost you more than $10.
Disclaimer: Everything in this post is not some bogus attempt at making an April Fools' joke, that's not how we roll. We don't mess around when it comes to social activities. Spend this evening with real comedians including Janeane Garofalo at Union Hall, and Colin Quinn at Housing Works Bookstore, in SoHo. Also, it's National Poetry Month (!), so celebrate this week with the sixth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival. We're off to a good start, people!

Tuesday, April 1

Ernie Gehr
Still from Serene Velocity (1970)

[Comedy] Housing Works Bookstore is hosting Comedy Notebook for April Fools', because, of course! Check out established comedians trying out new material. Catch sets by Colin Quinn, yes, the Colin Quinn, "TV's Frank" Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and musical guest Nancy Brown. Hosted by comedian Rob Paravonian. At 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore, SoHo, free.

[Art/Talk] The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium welcomes filmmaker Ernie Gehr who will present and discuss a selection of his films emphasizing the animation of the moving image. Gehr began his film-making career in 1967, transitioned into digital media in 1999, and has created about 70 works, ranging in duration from 3 to 74 minutes. At 7, Parsons The New School for Design, Union Square, free.

[Comedy] Tonight's Geeking Out comedy night features Janeane Garofalo, (again, this is not an April Fools' joke, she will really be there, omg!), Adam Wade (18-time StorySLAM winner and 2-time GrandSLAM champion), Nisse Greenberg, Steve Heisler (Rolling Stone, The AV Club, New York Magazine), Kerri Doherty, and Josh Gondelman. Catch them tonight as they geek out over their favorite bands, celebs, video games, and other nerdy things we'd rather not mention. At 8 p.m., Union Hall, Brooklyn, $5 adv / $8 day of show.

[Comedy] Are you the office goofball? Think you're the life of the party? Show off your comedic charm at tonight's open mic special, April Fools' Edition: Perform at Your Own Risk! Come on, you have nothing to lose. Even if you do suck, it'll be sort of, awkwardly funny. At 11 p.m., UCBeast, East Village, free.

Wednesday is on the next page.

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