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

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Araceli Cruz
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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!

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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!



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

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We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art show happening in Greenpoint, and the 17th Annual USA Memory Championship. Your life will soon be a Twilight Zone episode, and that's a good thing.

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

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This week we're getting some much-needed fashion advice: Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca and Elizabeth Cline talks about her new book at the Museum at the Fashion Institute. In other book news, the dudes from the Jesus Lizard discuss their new coffee table book, Book, tonight at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square and tomorrow at WORD in Greenpoint.

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

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Ben Frost @ Krause Gallery

Spring is here! Rejoice! Do a happy dance! Or at least do something to celebrate that winter is finally over. So, it's still sort of cold out, but you can't always get what you want. What we can offer you is a slew of awesome-yeah-it's-spring! events, including a free bike maintenance workshop in Greenpoint, a flower show at Macy's, and two indoor shopping markets. If you're a graffiti enthusiast, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is hosting a free screening of Style Wars, and Krause Gallery presents "Durability," featuring the work of two well-respected street artists.

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

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Gen X'ers and you Millenials have got options this week.
Our job, here, is to make your work week be less stressful and more enjoyable. A great way to start is by taking in some shows during this year's NYC Improv Festival, which features both local and international comedy groups. Also, House of Vans is hosting an open house that includes free indoor skating, pizza, and Pabst. This plus much more. See this week isn't so bad.

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