Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? 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.)

Momenta Quartet will perform works of Eric Nathan, Béla Bartók and George Enescu at the Tenri Cultural Institute. (Photo by John Gurrin)

Friday, October 19
6 p.m. Panel discussion. “The East Village in the 1980s.” Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. (212) 228-4747.
6:30 p.m. Talk. “Ethics and Technology.” School of Visual Arts, Room 101C, 133-141W. 21st St. (212) 592-2000.
7 p.m. Concert. Momenta Quartet. “The Power of Four.” (Music of Eric Nathan, Béla Bartók and George Enescu.) Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th St. (212) 645-2800.
7-8 p.m. Concert. Filipino tenor Rogelio Penaverde Jr. Turtle Bay Music School, 339 E. 38th St. RSVP: (212) 753-8811.
7-8:45 p.m. Military talk. “Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam.” Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-4353.
7:30-8:30 p.m. College concert. Mannes Orchestra. Ravel/Bernstein. New School, University Center, Room U100, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-5488.

Saturday, October 20
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Sixth Ave., 42nd-56th Sts.
2 p.m. Documentary film. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (2018). Fred Rogers. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. (212) 243-6876.
2 p.m. Documentary film. “Men of Bronze” (1977). Black WW II Soldiers. Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave./77th St. (212) 288-5049.
2:30 p.m. Radio Theater comedy performance. “The Awful Truth.” Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 642-0142.
7 p.m. Professional drama. “A Deal: Follow the Money.” Urban Stages Theater, 259 W. 30th St. RSVP: (212) 421-1380.
8 p.m. College musical. “Peter and the Starcatcher.” ($5 seniors/students, $15 general.) NYU Black Box Theatre. 566 LaGuardia Place. Tickets: (212) 998-4941.

Sunday, October 21
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Marco Polo festival. (China/Italy.) Bayard to Grand Sts. Parade. Performances on Grand St. (212) 566-2729.
2-4 p.m. Talk. “Branching Out from Sepharad.” ($5 admission.) Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St. (212) 294-8318.
3 p.m. Performance/talk. Native American storyteller Dovie Thomason. NYU Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St. (212) 998-5867.
3 p.m. College musical. “Peter and the Starcatcher.” (See Oct. 20.)
5 p.m. Uptown piano concert. Jazz/classical music pianist Mark Valenti. (Donations welcome.) Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St. (212) 864-7752.
6 p.m. Staged (romantic) play reading. “One Woman’s Story,” by Fred Pezzulli. WorkShop Theater, 312 W. 36th St. (212) 695-4173.
8 p.m. Concert. “China Gates II.” Works by Chinese composers. New School, Steifel/Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St. (212) 229-5600.

Monday, October 22
10:30 a.m. City Hall. Tour. Meet at City Hall Park, Broadway/Murray St. RSVP: (212) 788-2656.
2 p.m. Classic film. “The Collector” (1965). Terence Stamp/Samantha Eggar. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
5:30 p.m. Workshop. “Career Coaching.” 96th St. Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
6:30 p.m. Lecture. “The Counterrevolution: The Current Crisis of the Liberal World Order.” Author/critic Paul Berman. Grad Center, Room 1201, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. RSVP: (212) 817-1860.
7 p.m. Professional drama. “Fear Itself: The Night Mom Died.” Urban Stages Theater. RSVP. (See Oct. 20.)
8 p.m. Performance. “Experiments in Dance.” Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South. (212) 598-0551.

Tuesday, October 23
Noon. Sci-fi film. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018). Alden Ehrenreich/Woody Harrelson. Hamilton Fish Library, 415 E. Houston St. (212) 673-2290.
4 p.m. Play dominoes. Tompkins Square Library. (See Oct. 19.)
5-6 p.m. Beginner French class. (Commitment to 5 classes preferred.) Grand Central Library, 135 E. 46th St. (212) 621-0670.
6:30 p.m. Documentary Film. “Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana.” Baruch College, Engleman Hall, 55 Lexington Ave. Purchase $8.50 tickets: (866) 811-4111.
7 p.m. Lecture. “Chopin: A Life and Times.” New School, Stiefel/Arnhold Hall. (See Oct. 21.)
7 p.m. Author reading. “Philosophy, Pussycats and Porn: A Pornographer Speaks.” Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. (212) 777-6028.
7 p.m. Lecture. “The Dispute for Democracy in Latin America.” New School, Room I-205, Arnhold Hall. (See Oct. 21.)

Wednesday, October 24
11:30 a.m. Workshop. “Shakespeare: From Page to Stage.” DVD film of play for discussion. Webster Library. (See Oct. 20.)
2 p.m. Classic film. Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960). Anthony Perkins/Janet Leigh. Mid-Manhattan Library at Schwarzman Library. Fifth Ave. (Enter 42nd St.) (212) 340-0863.
6 p.m. Genealogy lecture. “Writing Your Family History.” Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave./42nd St. (917) 275-6975.
6 p.m. Lecture. “Leftist Thought in 20th Century America.” (In 1998, Richard Rorty predicted Trump’s election to presidency.) New School, University Center. (See Oct. 19.)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Art lecture. “The World of Art in the Age of Trump.” Carter Ratcliff. N.Y. Studio School, 8 W. 8th St. (212) 673-6466.
7 p.m. College concert. Afro-Latin Jazz. New School Orchestra. University Center. (See Oct. 19.)

Thursday, October 25
1 p.m. Shakespeare reading/discussion. “Richard II.” Tompkins Street Library. (See Oct. 23.)
1 p.m. Classical music piano concert. Grad student/faculty member. Grad Center, Room 1201. (See Oct. 22.)
2 p.m. Film. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018). Chris Pratt. Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St. (212) 924-1585.
5:30-6:45 p.m. Community conversation. “Let’s Talk Democracy.” Tompkins Square Library. (See Oct. 23.)
6 p.m. Archaeology lecture. “Art and Religion in Roman Gaul.” I.S.A.W., 15 E. 84th St. RSVP: (212) 992-7800.
7:30 p.m. Classical music recital. Professional pianists Alan Feinberg and Marilyn Nonken. NYU, Room C205, 75 Third Ave. (212) 995-3000.

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