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 day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Friday, February 15
7 p.m. Concert. Pianist Margaret Mills. Third Street Music School, 235 E. 11th St. RSVP: (212) 777-3240.
7 p.m. Illustrated biography lecture of photographer Inge Morath. National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park. (212) 475-3424.
7 p.m. Student play production. “Bike America.” Academy of Dramatic Arts, 120 Madison Ave./ 30th St. (Repeated 7 p.m. Saturday.) RSVP: (212) 686-9244.
7-8:45 p.m. Military talk. “The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons.” Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-4353.
8 p.m. LGBTQ exhibition opening/talks/happy hour. (21+.) “Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50”. (Pay what you wish.) Food/drinks available for purchase. Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave./42nd St. (917) 275-6975.
9 p.m. Catholic Cultural Encounter jazz concert. “A Love Supreme.” Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (646) 757-4380.

Saturday, February 16
9:30 a.m. All day “Catholic Cultural Encounter.” Talks/exhibits/guided tours. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (Speaker/topic lineup: newyorkencounter.org/newyork-encounter-2019.) Phone: (646) 757-4380.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington’s birthday open house. ($1 admission.) Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (212) 425-1778.
2-3 p.m. Vintage TV broadcast. “The Best of Soul Train” (1973). James Brown, Aretha Franklin, etc. Paley Media Center, 25 W. 52nd St. (212) 621-6600.
2 p.m. Student play production. “A People’s Guide to History in the Time of Here and Now.” Academy of Dramatic Arts, 120 Madison Ave./30th St. RSVP: (212) 686-9244.
4:30 p.m. Student dance performance. (Merce Cunningham choreography.) Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W. 37th St. Reserve: (646) 731-3200.
9 p.m. Multimedia concert with voices from Ellis Island. ($10 tickets.) Open seating. “Catholic Cultural Encounter.” Metropolitan Pavilion. (See 9:30 a.m.)

Sunday, February 17
11 a.m. All day “Catholic Cultural Encounter.” Metropolitan Pavilion. (See Feb. 16.)
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington’s birthday open house. ($1 admission.) Fraunces Tavern. (See Feb. 16.)
12:45 p.m. HBO documentary. (Repeated 5 p.m.) “The Journey of the African-American Athlete: The Courage to Try: 1875-1950.” Paley Media Center. (See Feb. 16.)
1 p.m. Chinatown Lunar New Year parade and festival. Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway to Eldridge/Forsythe Sts. to Grand Street.
2 p.m. Student play production. “Bike America.” Academy of Dramatic Arts. RSVP. (See Feb. 15.)
3 p.m. Classical music concert. “North/South Chamber Orchestra.” Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St. (212) 787-2755.
7:30 p.m. Concert. “A Singing Heart.” Celebration and songs with “Catholic Cultural Encounter” Volunteers. Metropolitan Pavilion. (See Feb. 16.)

Monday, February 18
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington’s birthday open house. ($1 admission.) Fraunces Tavern Museum. (See Feb. 16.)
1 p.m. Guided historical tour of Columbia University campus. Meet at Low Library, Room 123, 535 W. 116th St. Reserve: (212) 854-1754.
7 p.m. Staged play reading. “Another Revolution: Columbia Chaos, 1968.” Ensemble Studio Theatre, 545 W. 52nd St. RSVP: (212) 247-4982.
7 p.m. Author reading. “The Collected Schizophrenia.” (Struggling with chronic mental illness.) Esme Weijun Wang. McNally Jackson (upstairs), 52 Prince St. (212) 274-1160.
7 p.m. Author reading. “The Ampitheater of the Dead.” Max Fox. (Living with AIDS.) McNally Jackson. (See above.)

Tuesday, February 19
6 p.m. Archaeology lecture. “The Bronze Age of Mongolia.” ISAW, 15 E. 84th St. RSVP: (212) 92-7800.
7 p.m. Staged play reading. “The Biology of the Surface: Love or Science.” Ensemble Studio Theatre. RSVP. (See Feb. 18.)
7 p.m. Art talk. “Art and Immortality.” Guggenheim Curator Xiaoyu Weng. S.V.A., 10th Floor, 132 W. 21st St. (212) 592-2000.
7 p.m. Performance. Experiments in dance. Three artists. Community Center, 150 First Ave. (212) 598-0551.
7:30 p.m. Author bio reading. “The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica.” Laurie Gwen Shapiro. KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St. (347) 441-4481.
8 p.m. Literary committee writers. Three-minute readings. “Fake News.” National Arts Club. (See Feb. 15.)

Wednesday, February 20
6:30 p.m. Israeli film. “The Cakemaker” (2017). English subtitles. ($8.50 tickets.) Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave./24th St. (646) 312-5073.
6:30 p.m. Conversation with Met Opera star Nadine Sierra. (In English.) NYU Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. RSVP (212) 998-8739.
6:30 p.m. Art lecture. Sculpture/video/installation artist Josh Kline. IFA, One E. 78th St. RSVP: (212) 992-5800.
6:30-8 p.m. Discussion. Artists/writers/political thinkers respond to FDR’s iconic “For Freedoms” address and reflect on State of Our Union 2019. International Photography Center, 250 Bowery. Tickets: (212) 686-9244.
8-9:05 p.m. New School community concert. Tchaikovsky/Nielsen. Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave. (212) 229-2436.

Author Chris O’Leary will be reading from his biography on David Bowie at the McNally Jackson bookstore.

Thursday, February 21
1 p.m. Author bio reading. “Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016.” Chris O’Leary. McNally Jackson. (See Feb. 18.)
1:15-2 p.m. Concert. “Baroque Ensemble.” St. Bart’s, Park Ave./50th St. (212) 378-0222.
4:30 p.m. Lecture. “What Is Islamophobia?” Grad Center, Room 5318, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-7544.
6:30-8 p.m. Talk. “Birthright Citizenship in an Evolving Political Landscape.” Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St. (646) 518-3032.
6:30 p.m. Genealogy lecture “for Sephardi and Mizrahi Families.” Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St. Reserve: (212) 294-8301.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Concert. South African jazz singer/songwriter Vuyo Sotashe. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 875-5350.

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