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, November 17
9 a.m.-noon. Conference. “The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70.” NYU, Silver Center, Room 102, 31 Washington Place. (212) 992-7978.
11 a.m. College play production. Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge.” ($10 tickets). Gerald Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th St. (212) 237-8363.
6 p.m. Italian film/Q&A with director (in English). “Taranta on the Road” (2017). English subtitles. Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. RSVP: (212) 998-8739.
7 p.m. Classic film. Panel introduction. “Red Dust” (1932). Clark Gable/Jean Harlow. (Pay what you wish after 6 p.m.) New York Historical Society, C.P.W./77th St. (212) 873-3400.
7 p.m. Faculty recital/wine reception. Renee Heitmann, soprano. Piano accompaniment. Turtle Bay Music School, 244 E. 52nd St. RSVP: (212) 753-8811.
8 p.m. Philip Glass Festival. Works by Philip Glass/David Byrne. Played by NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble. (Tickets distributed two hours before event.) NYU, Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl. (212) 998-1212.

The NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble will play the music of Philip Glass (pictured) in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday year at the Skirball Center. (Photo by Lelli e Masotti)

Saturday, November 18
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Sixth Ave., 42nd-55th Sts.
1 p.m. Opera recital. Piano accompaniment. Verdi’s “Aida.” 96th St. Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
2 p.m. College dance performance. “Mark Morris Dance Group.” NYU, Crystal Theater, 111 Second Ave./7th St. RSVP: (212) 998-1980.
3 p.m. College play production. (Repeated 7 p.m.) “A View from the Bridge.” (See Nov. 17.)
7 p.m. Concert. “Latin-America Guitar Fest.” (Donations requested). NYC Guitar School, 315 E. 91st St. (646) 449-0426.
7:30 p.m. College concert. “CSI Chamber Players.” (Jewish folk music). DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th St. (973) 615-7394.
7:30 p.m. College Shakespeare production. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (All seats $11.) Baruch Performing Arts. (646) 312-5073.

Sunday, November 19
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Lexington Ave., 34th-42nd Sts.
2 p.m. College theater. Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” ($15 regular, $5 seniors). Marymount College, Theresa Lang Theater, 221 E. 71st St. (212) 774-0760.
3 p.m. Philip Glass Festival. “Fall of the House of Usher.” NYU, Skirball Center. (See Nov. 17.)
3 p.m. College play production. “A View from the Bridge.” (See Nov. 17.)
3 p.m. Classical music concert. “Omega Ensemble.” Christ and St. Stephen’s Church 122 E. 69th St. (212) 787-2755.
5-7 p.m. College concert. Mannes Sounds Festival. “A Journey Through 6 Continents.” All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Ave./80th St. (212) 229-5600.
6 p.m. Play reading/discussion. “Strange Cousins” by Peter Hempstead. WorkShop Theater, 312 W. 36th St. (212) 695-4173.

Monday, November 20
11 a.m. Film. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017). Johnny Depp. Hamilton Fish Library, 415 E. Houston St. (212) 673-2290.
1 p.m. French comedy-drama film. “Day for Night” (1973). Jacqueline Bisset, Francois Truffaut. (English subtitles). Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. (212) 228-4747.
2 p.m. “Bridge to the Sun” (1961). Carroll Baker/James Shigeta. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
6:30 p.m. Lecture. “Liberalism in the Age of Trump.” Journalist George Packer. Grad Center, Elebash Hall. 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. Register: (212) 817-1860.
7-9:30 p.m. Jazz Foundation’s “Jam Session.” Musician’s Union, 1st floor, 12 W. 48th St. (212) 245-3999.
7:30 p.m. Classical music concert. “Trident Ensemble.” Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway/93rd St. Reserve: (212) 665-2504.

Tuesday, November 21
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Job search. “Pop-Up Recruitment Event.” Most fields. Bring copies of resume and valid photo I.D. Dress professionally. For driver positions: bring driving record abstract less than 30 days old. Webster Library, 1465 York Ave./77th St. (212) 288-5049.
6 p.m. Action film. “Atomic Blonde” (2017). Charlize Theron. Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Ave. (212) 732-8186
7 p.m. Performance. “Experiments in Dance.” ($3 donation). Eden’s Expressway, fourth floor, 537 Broadway near Prince St. (212) 598-0551.
7:30 p.m. Performance. Music/theater/slam poetry. “The Transformation Suite.” Samora Pinderhughes. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 721-6500.
8 p.m. College piano recital. Sarah Dutcher. Hunter College, Lang Hall, 4th floor,2 695 Park Ave., North Bldg. (212) 772-4000.

Wednesday, November 22
10 a.m.-noon. Chamber master class. Featuring violinist Daniel Phillips. New School, Room U100, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-5600.
12-2 p.m. Chamber master class. Featuring cellist Tim Eddy. (See 10 a.m.-noon).
3-10 p.m. Balloon inflation for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Columbus Ave./79th St.
4 p.m. Adult coloring club. Materials provided. Epiphany Library. (See Nov. 20.)
6 p.m. Comedy film. “Father of the Bride” (1950). Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor. Tompkins Square Library. (See Nov. 20.)
7 p.m. Mexican film. “Maria Magdalena.” Instituto Cervantes, 215 E. 49th St. (212) 308-7720.

Thursday, November 23
9 a.m. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. C.P.W./75th St. Down 58th St. to Sixth Ave. Down Sixth Ave. to 34th St.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ice skating. Free lockers. Bring ice-skates/lock. Bryant Park, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
11 a.m. Free Thanksgiving community meal. All welcome. Trinity Lutheran Church, 164 W. 100th St. (212) 222-7045.
2 p.m. Guided tour. Alexander Hamilton Custom House. Meet at American Indian Museum, visitor’s desk on the second floor. One Bowling Green. (212) 514-3700.
6 p.m. Stand-up comedy show. “Chance Encounters Jam.” ($3 admission). PIT Loft, 154 W. 29th St. (212) 244-1722.
8 p.m. Stand-up comedy open mic. The PIT Striker, 123 E. 24th St. ($5 admission). (212) 563-7488.


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