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 to enjoy every single day! (Events can change. Check with venue.)

Friday, November 22
2 p.m. Musical Film. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018). “Queen.” Public Library, 127 E. 58th St. 212-759-7358.
6-9 p.m. “Holiday Express” train exhibit. Toy trains/figurines. Four multimedia screens. (Pay what you wish.) N.Y. Historical Society, 170 C.P.W./77th St. 212-873-3400.
7 p.m. College play production. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The New Testament’s Most Infamous Unexplained Sinner.” New School of Drama, 151 Bank St. RSVP: 212-269-4200.
7 p.m. German film. “As We Were Dreaming” (2015). English subtitles. Goethe-Institut, 30 Irving Place. 212-439-8700.
8 p.m. College concert. Classical music. “Preludes and Rhapsodies.” New School, Stiefel Hall, 55 W. 13th St. 212-229-5600.
8 p.m. Show “City of Angels” in concert. “NYU Broadway Orchestra.” Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place. 212-998-4941.

Saturday, November 23
“America’s Got Talent” Auditions at Javits Center, 34th St/West Side Highway. Online registration:
Noon. Women’s basketball game. Baruch vs. SUNY Cobleskill. Baruch College, ARC Arena, main gym, 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-5048.
2 p.m. Men’s basketball game. Baruch vs. Gallaudet University. Baruch College. (See noon.)
2 p.m. Fantasy film. “Men in Black: International” (2019). Webster Library, 1465 York Ave./77th St. 212-288-5049.
2 p.m. College play production. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” (Repeated 7 p.m.) RSVP. (See Nov. 22.)
7:30 p.m. Juilliard concert. Works by Modern Composers. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway/65th St. Free tickets at box office. 212-769-7406.
8 p.m. NYU Chamber Orchestra concert. Skirball Center. (See Nov. 22.)

Sunday, November 24
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Union Square Holiday Market. (Daily, except Thanksgiving Day.)
11 a.m.-4 p.m. College Concerts. All Day Chamber Music Marathon. New School, Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St. 212-229-5353.
2 p.m. Talk. “A Decade-Long Quest After My Father and 250,000 Other Holocaust Refugees.” C.J.H., 15 W. 16th St. Buy $5. tickets at 800-838-3006.
2-3 p.m. Family Fun. Outdoor Magic Show with “Looney Louie.” Bryant Park, Le Carousel, Sixth Ave./42nd St. 212-768-4242.
3 p.m. NYU Symphony Orchestra Concert. Skirball Center. (See Nov. 22.)
3 p.m. NYU Vocal Class Performance. “Standards and The Golden Era of Musicals.” Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St. 212-998-4941.
8 p.m. College Concert. “Piano Cantabile.” New School, Arnhold Hall/Stiefel Hall. (See 11 a.m.)

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown will be speaking with former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at Cooper Union.

Monday, November 25
1 p.m. Classic comedy film. “The Lady Eve” (1941). Barbara Stanwyck/Henry Fonda. Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. 212-228-4747.
2 p.m. Classic political film. “The Best Man” (1964). Henry Fonda/Cliff Robertson. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. 212-679-2645.
6 p.m. Concert. New music by Broadway composers sung by Broadway vocalists. Performing Arts Library, Amsterdam/65th Sts. 212-642-0142.
6:30 p.m. Latin-American forum lecture. “Mexican Muralism Revisited.” NYU, I.F.A., One E. 78th St. RSVP: 212-992-5800.
7 p.m. Performance. Experiments in dance. Four artists. Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South. 212-477-0351.
7-8 p.m. Author in conversation. Senator Sherrod Brown with Cecile Richards. Cooper Union, Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St. Reserve: 212-353-4100.

Tuesday, November 26
1-2 p.m. Informal college concert. New School, Glassbox Theater, 55 W. 13th St. 212-229-5353.
6 p.m. Workshop. Free-form creative writing. (Bring project or just write!) Mid-Manhattan Library at Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave. Enter 42nd St. 212-340-0863.
7 p.m. Men’s basketball game. Baruch vs. Stevens. Baruch College. (See Nov. 23.)
7:30 p.m. Celebrate new poetry chapbook (“Smoke Rings”). Writer/Musician/Activist John Pietaro with musical guests. Lady Stardust, 25 Ave. A, upstairs from 2A. 212-505-2466.
7:30 p.m. Concert. Cuban jazz pianist Dayramir Gonzalez. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. 212-875-5350.
7:30 p.m. Concert. “Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.” Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St. 212-787-2755.

Wednesday, November 27
11 a.m. Bryant Park tour. Meet at Fountain. Register. (See Nov. 24.)
Noon. Learn juggling. Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn. (See Nov. 24.)
1-8 p.m. View Macy’s balloons being inflated. W. 77th-81st Sts. between CPW and Columbus Ave.
1-3 p.m. Women’s basketball game. NYU vs. Baruch. Sportsplex, Lexington/68th St. 212-998-2400.
2 p.m. Thriller film. “Syriana” (2005). George Clooney/Matt Damon. Mid-Manhattan Library at Schwarzman Library. (See Nov. 26.)
2-3 p.m. Uptown guided exhibit tour. “French Fashion, Women, and the First World War.” Bard Grad Center, 18 W. 86th St. Register: 212-501-3011.
7:30-9 p.m. College composers recital. Grad Center, Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. 212-817-1860.

Thursday, November 28
9 a.m.-noon. Macy’s Day Parade. CPW/77th St. to Columbus Circle to CPS/6th Ave. to W. 34th St. Ends in front of Macy’s Herald Square. Special needs spectators contact Ms. Ulli Fenniger at 212-273-6181.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Daily.) Free ice skating. Bring skates/lock. (Lockers free.) Bryant Park Rink. (See Nov. 24.)
Noon. Learn juggling. Bryant Park, Upper Terrace or Lawn. (See Nov. 24.)
1 p.m. Performance/Q&A. Tribal Songs. American Indian Museum, One Bowling Green. 212-514-3700.
2 p.m. Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House tour, One Bowling Green. 212-514-3700.
3 p.m. “Culture Connections” gallery tour. American Indian Museum. (See 1 p.m.)

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