Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? Not a problem. This column has lots of free, low-cost and pay-what-you-wish events that you can enjoy every single day! (Events can change. Check with venue.)

Friday, November 1
5:30-7:30 p.m. Concert. Yacouba Sissoko, Malian musician. (Indian ragas to Appalachian tunes.) American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square/61st St. (212) 595-9533.
6-9 p.m. Austrian art. Klimt paintings. Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave./86th St. (914) 776-4058.
7-9:30 p.m. Classic film/discussion. “Rebel Without A Cause” (1955). James Dean. ($5. Includes popcorn/beer/coffee/tea.) Ethical Culture Society, 2 W. 64th St. (212) 874-5210.
7-8:45 p.m. Military lecture. “The Allure of Battle: How Wars Are Won and Lost.” Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-4353.
7:30 p.m. Student drama production. “The Wolves.” NYU, Frederick Lowe Theatre, 35 W. 4th St. Tickets: (212) 998-5424.
8 p.m. “Distinguished Faculty” Recital. Violin/piano. N.Y.U., Room 303, 35 W. 4th St. (212) 998-5424.

Natalie Wood and James Dean star in the 1955 classic, “Rebel Without a Cause,” showing at the Ethical Culture Society.

Saturday, November 2
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Broadway, 17th-23rd Sts.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Day of the Dead” festival. Performances by Aztec group “Cetiliztli Nauhcampa.” Hands-on activities for all ages. American Indian Museum, One Bowling Green. (212) 514-3700.
12:30 p.m. Modern art meetup. Public Library, 18 W. 53rd St. (212) 714-8400.
2 p.m. Student drama production. “The Wolves.” (See Nov. 1.)
2:30 p.m. Performance. Recitation/music. “Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13.” Performing Arts Library, Amsterdam/65th St. (212) 642-0142.
7:30 p.m. Student drama production. “The Wolves.” (See Nov. 1.)

Sunday, November 3
Noon-6 p.m. Free gaming. Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, VR Oculus, etc. Contribute if you wish. Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St. (212) 621-6600.
12:30 p.m. Community dance class. NYU Tisch Dance, 111 Second Ave./7th St. (212) 998-1212.
2 p.m. Concert. “Empire Viols.” Baroque and folk music for Viola da Gamba Duo. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E. 70th St. (212) 744-5022.
3 p.m. Actor’s studio drama production. “Brother’s Keeper” by Gabriel Furman and Javier Molina. Actor’s Studio, 432 W. 44th St. (212) 757-0870. Tickets at Eventbrite:
8 p.m. College concert. Classical music. Mannes Sounds: Piano Cantabile, “Opus One.” New School, Stiefel Hall, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5353.

Monday, November 4
3 p.m. Dramatic play reading. “Ike” by Beatrice Terry, Resident Director. (Aftermath of 2008 Texas Gulf Coast storm.) The Drama League Studio Lab, 32 Sixth Ave. RSVP: (212) 244-9494.
6:30 p.m. Panel discussion/reception. “Afro-Latin Perspectives in Jazz and Classical Music.” King Carlos of Spain Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South. (212) 998-3650.
7 p.m. Performance. “Experiments-in-Dance.” 4 artists. Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South. (212) 477-0351.
7 p.m. Author essay reading. “Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones.” Critic Daniel Mendelsohn. McNally Jackson Books – Seaport, 4 Fulton St. 646-964-4232.
7 p.m. Poetry reading. Grace Shulman and Andrew Rudin. Stella Adler Studio, 65 Broadway. RSVP: (212) 689-0087.
7-8:40 p.m. Mannes College Concert. Music of the Czech Republic. “A Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.” Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. RSVP: (212) 988-1733.

Tuesday, November 5
6:30 p.m. Author reading. “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth.” Grad Center, Room 9100, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-7000.
7 p.m. Dance performance. “Works-in-Progress.” ($3 suggested donation.) Movement Research, 122 Community Center, 150 First Ave./9th St. (212) 598-0551.
7 p.m. Italian art lecture. “Medardo Rosso and the Contemporary Origins of Modern Sculpture.” (In English.) Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. RSVP: (212) 998-8739.
7-9 p.m. Latin play reading (In English). “The Force of Habit” by Guillen de Castro y Bellvis. (“The Parent Trap” meets “She’s the Man.”) Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. Tickets: (212) 233-6496.
7:30 p.m. College concert. “Mannes Sounds Festival 2019.” New School, Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Ave./13th St. RSVP: (212) 229-5353.

Wednesday, November 6
11 a.m. Gallery talk. “Minimalism/Maximalism: Exhibition Tour.” (Also visit “Paris, Capital of Fashion” exhibit.) Museum at F.I.T., 7th Ave./27th St. RSVP: (212) 217-4558.
2-3:45 p.m. Film/discussion with filmmaker Bill Callahan. “Great Walls.” (Berlin/China/Trump.) New School, Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave./13th St. RSVP: (212) 229-8989.
7 p.m. One woman performance. “Una Donna Fantasiusa.” Eleonora Micali. (In Italian/Sicilian with English supertitles.) Casa Italiana. RSVP. (See Nov. 5.)
7 p.m. Book talk. “Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution.” Author Brendan McGeever. Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St. Tickets: (917) 606-8290.
8 p.m. College concert. Brass Chamber Music. Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal S. (212) 998-4941.

Thursday, November 7
1-2 p.m. Faculty concert. Classical music. Grad Center, Room 1201. (See Nov. 5.)
3 p.m. Musical production. “Mighty Funny Kinda Love (A God-sibs tale). A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W. 53rd/10th Ave. (Repeated 7 p.m.) Tickets: (212) 563-2565.
6:30-8 p.m. Jewish mysticism lecture. “How the Zohar Reimagines God.” Temple Emanu-el, Streicker Center, One E. 65th St. Register: (212) 744-1400.
7 p.m. Concert. “French Jazz with a Rock’n Roll Twist.” Cecile Nordegg & Band. Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. RSVP: (212) 319-5300.
7 p.m. Actor’s studio drama production. “Brother’s Keeper.” (See Nov. 3.)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Concert. “Wandering Melodic Road.” All-female Korean band. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.

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