Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? No problem. This column has lots of free, pay-what-you-wish and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Friday, February 17
1 p.m. Film. “Central Intelligence” (2016). Dwayne Johnson. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 28th St. (212) 679-2645.
5-9 p.m. Talks/performances/food/discussion. “The Poetics of Women’s Political Resistance.” Martin Segal Theater, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-1860.
5 p.m. Concert. Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Trinity Youth Chorus. St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway/Fulton St. (212) 602-0800.
7-8:45 p.m. Talk. “Julius Caesar’s Art of War.” Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-8100.
7 p.m. Student concert. “Musical Beginnings 1016-1917.” New School, University Center, Room U100, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-5600.
8 p.m. Student Shakespeare play. “Twelfth Night.” (Repeated 3 p.m. Saturday.) New School of Drama, 151 Bank St. Reserve: (212) 279-4200.

Saturday, February 18
10 a.m.-2 p.m. AARP free tax preparation service. (Also Wednesday.) 58th St. Library, 127 E. 58th St. (212) 759-7358.
1 p.m. New York Opera Forum recital. Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 96th St. Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
2 p.m. Workshop. “Time Management: Practical Strategies That Can Change Your Life.” Yorkville Library, 222 E. 79th St. (212) 744-5824
2:30 p.m. Concert. “Cinema Sounds.” Music of film composer Bernard Hermann. Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (Enter 111 Amsterdam Ave.) (212) 642-0142.
2 p.m. Film. “The Searchers” (1956). John Wayne. Mid-Manhattan Library, Fifth Ave./40th St. (212) 340-0863.
3 p.m. Performance. “English Sword Dance.” (Stately Long Sword. Lively Rapper Sword.) Live Music. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Ave. (212) 243-4334.
7:30 p.m. Concert. Pre-college student orchestra. Tchaikovsky/others. Juilliard, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 799-5000.

Sunday, February 19
1-2 p.m. Gallery tour. Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St. (212) 864-4500.
3 p.m. Concert. Classical/Contemporary Works. “Olin Conductorless Orchestra.” Cooper Union, Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St. (212) 353-4100.
3:15 p.m. Organ Recital. Damin Spritzer. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Ave./50th St. (212) 753-2261.
4 p.m. Concert. “Newman & Ottman Guitar Duo.” Mannes student ensemble-in-residence. Student Composers. New School, Stiefel Hall, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5353.
6 p.m. Play reading/discussion. “The Sparkling City of Omar Mazen” by Jack Feldstein. WorkShop Theater, 312 W. 36th St. (212) 695-4173.
7 p.m. Short political monologues. “Morning in America, November 9th, 9 a.m.” Various Playwrights. ($10 tickets.) Primary Stages, Suite 1510, 307 W. 38th St. Tickets: (866) 811-4111.

Monday, February 20
4 p.m. Student piano recital. Juilliard. (See Feb. 18.)
6 p.m. Student viola recital. Juilliard. (See Feb. 18.)
7 p.m. Readings/screenings. “Tribute to John Berger, Essayist/Cultural Critic.” McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. (212) 274-1160.
6, p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Comedy shows. (Tickets at door.) The PIT Underground, 123 E. 24th St. (212) 563-7488.
8 p.m. Student “Flute Studio” recital. Juilliard. (See Feb. 18.)

Tuesday, February 21
12-1 p.m. Concert. “Early Music.” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St. (212) 877-6815.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. AARP free tax preparation service. Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St. (212) 924-1585.
4 p.m. Western film. “The Magnificent Seven” (2016). Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave./31st St. (212) 683-2520.
6 p.m. Archaeology lecture. “Fantastical Space and Heroic Journeys in Mesopotamian Literature.” ISAW, 15 E. 84th St. Reserve: (212) 992-7800.
6:30 p.m. Philosophy slide lecture. “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and Deep Origins of Human Consciousness.” Author Peter Godfrey-Smith. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See Feb. 18.)
7 p.m. Photography Talk. Thomas Roma, Acclaimed Photographer. VSA, Room 418F, 136 W. 21st St. (212) 592-2000.
7:30 p.m. Student Ensemble Concert. “Music of Living American Composers.” New School, University Center, Room U100, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-5600.

Wednesday, February 22
1 p.m. Concert. Juilliard Wind Orchestra. Alice Tully Hall, Broadway/65th St. (212) 721-6500.
1 p.m. “Dance on Film.” Comments by dance historian. Danish dancer Toni Lander. Performing Arts Library. (See Feb. 18.)
6 p.m. Workshop. “Career Management for Introverts.” Business Library, 188 Madison Ave./34th St. (212) 592-7000.
6 p.m. Arts lecture/reception. “Tapestries, Prints, and Private Libraries in Viceregal Peru.” I.F.A., 1 E. 78th St. RSVP: (212) 992-5800.
6 p.m. Documentary film/discussion. “The Barese Ice Men of NY” (2015). Calandra Italian-American Institute, 17th floor, 25 W. 43rd St. RSVP: (212) 642-2094.
6:30 p.m. Slide lecture. “Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide.” Author John Katz. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See Feb. 18.)

Author Antony Loewenstein will discuss his book, “Disaster Capitalism,” at McNally Jackson Books (Photo by Reuben Brand)

Author Antony Loewenstein will discuss his book, “Disaster Capitalism,” at McNally Jackson Books (Photo by Reuben Brand)

Thursday, February 23
2 p.m. Film. “The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952). Lana Turner/Kirk Douglas. 96th St. Library. (See Feb. 18.)
2 p.m. Film. “The Bachelor and the Baby-Soxer” (1947). Cary Grant/Myrna Loy/Shirley Temple. Kips Bay Library. (See Feb. 21.)
2 p.m. Film. “The Last Samurai” (2003). Tom Cruise. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. (212) 243-6876.
6:30 p.m. Slide lecture. “NY Rock: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB.” Author Steven Bush. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See Feb. 18.)
6:30 p.m. “Pastel” Art Demonstration. Questions encouraged. Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave./12th St. (212) 255-7740.
7 p.m. Author talk. “Disaster Capitalism.” Antony Loewenstein. McNally Jackson Books. (See Feb. 20.)
7:30 p.m. Bach concert. “Catalyst Quartet.” David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.

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