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

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If you face certain, say, challenges when it comes to productivity (re: everything under the Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead genre on Netflix), then we aim to inspire. This week is all about buckling down and making things: art, magazines, home-brewed beer, dinosaurs, drunken art, jokes. Consider these recommendations a loving, nurturing fire under a place that you definitely don't want aflame. Now go, create!

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

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A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby makes its debut on Saturday at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg.
It's Mom's Day weekend, and what better way to show your love/inherited sense of humor than to shock her with some edgy modern art? There are lots of great options on the up-and-up, like Studio Museum Harlem's massive exhibition on the American South, or Kara Walker's equally massive Sugar Baby (more like a sugar sphinx). For a less traditional approach see one of the many performance art pieces, including a rare informal dance by Rashaun Mitchell. We've also got Japan Day and Astoria's new flea market if you and ma would like to enjoy the nice weather.

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

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Gonzalo Orquin

National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but was never seen because authorities at the Vatican threatened legal action against him due to the content of the images. This plus much more.

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

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Because we're still on a sugar rush from Oscar Murillo's exhibit that opened earlier this week, we're not about to lose momentum. Tonight, poet Aaron Belz and Mike Topp read at Hullabaloo Books in Crown Heights; tomorrow, the Tribeca Film Festival hosts a free street fair in the West Village; and don't forget, the East Village's cat café is open until Sunday. Plus, The Princess Bride screens at Lincoln Center.

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White Man March Founder Kyle Hunt Resigns From White Man Marching

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White Man Marchers take to the suburbs.
All good things must come to an end, as well as some less good, more obnoxious things. That is, anyway, the lesson we take from this news: Kyle Hunt, founder of the White Man March, has resigned. He posted a farewell letter on White Man March.com on April 18; the site now redirects to something called the White Genocide Project, which, like the White Man March, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. These folks are very direct.

As you may recall, the White Man March was planned for a bunch of cities worldwide on Saturday, March 15. We broke the news in the non-racist press of the march's existence. The story quickly went viral, which led to exactly one good thing: the Internet gave us the unending gift that is #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns.

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

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Happy Earth Day! We've got plenty of ways to say thank you, planet by not taking so much from it. This afternoon, enjoy free yoga in Union Square (mats provided), with festivities happening all day. Later this week, artist Oscar Murillo transforms David Zwirner gallery into a chocolate factory. That means free chocolate for us! Life is so sweet.

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

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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.

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

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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).

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

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We're finally into spring -- and, more importantly, spring weather -- which means we're finally able to enjoy a good art crawl, some street festivals, and take in the beauty of wandering about the city. Now that we're in better spirits, share what happiness means to you with complete strangers at "Own Happy," in Tribeca, watch Selena and learn how to do the "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" at Videology, and meet your favorite writers at the Downtown Literature Festival. So much to do!

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

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That right there, pictured above, is James Franco doing his best to channel Cindy Sherman's famous "Untitled Film Stills" series for his latest art contribution, fittingly titled "Film Stills." His opening reception is on Thursday, among many (many) other events going on. So go ahead and double-book every day this week. You're a New Yorker: Complain about your busy social life, but keep up.

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