Friday February 4, 2011
Would a face by any other name smell as sweet? Ponder this at the Morgan Library’s new exhibit, The Many Faces of William Shakespeare, which opens today! (through May 1, 2011) Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th St., regular admission is $15, remember it’s free on Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.!
John Waters introduces a young Ann-Margaret who takes a man hostage in the 60’s flick Kitten With a Whip at the screening of the movie tonight, 7:30 p.m., Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., $7-$9!
Scott Baio is 40-whatever and was in the movie Bugsy Malone where kids are the gangsters! And oh yeah, Jodie Foster is in it too! 8 p.m., 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., $12, buy tkts here: http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?productid=T-MM5FF04
Plus enjoy free admission to the Neue Galerie tonight as part of its First Fridays program! (http://www.neuegalerie.org)
Friday and Saturday February 4 and 5, 2011
It can be scary to find out what your neighbors are really up to! Catch midnight screenings of Rear Window at Landmark Sunshine, Midnight, Landmark Sunshine, 143 E. Houston, $9.99!
Vintage isn’t just about wine, get dolled up at the Vintage Clothing Fair, which is featuring an exhibit on the history of denim with samples from Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, and Thierry Mugler as well as plenty of booths and shopping, Begins at 11 a.m. both days, Metropolitan Pavilion, 25 W. 18th St., $20!
Saturday February 5, 2011
Because you never know what lurks in the shadows, esp. in a bookstore, you should tread carefully when attending Partners & Crime’s WWOW radio play (hopefully it will go better than the Frasier ep. “Ham Radio!”) 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Partners & Crime Booksellers, 44 Greenwich Ave. $7, call 212-462-3027!
Embrace your inner winter jock with Winter Jam, a sports festival featuring skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding, as well as other winter activities, food and drink samples, and live entertainment, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Nethermead in Prospect Park, free!
See a v. young Brad Pitt divulge all his secrets about fly fishing at a free screening of A River Runs Through It, 2 p.m., Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 56th and Madison, free! (reservations suggested, call (212) 833 7858 to reserve your spot!)
Grab your Jared Leto or Kelly Kapowski and travel back in time to the 90’s for My So-called Prom! Dance the night away with the Bayside Tigers and DJ’s playing all those fresh tunes from back in the day! 9 p.m., The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn, tkts are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, price includes one free drink and $3 goes to the Coalition for the Homeless. Buy advance tkts here: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/calendar.php
The Brooklyn Museum is celebrating African-American culture at its first Saturdays program, and featuring jazz and big band music! http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php
Saturday and Sunday February 5 and 6, 2011
Get an insider’s look of the Apollo Theater, with glimpses only performers see like the famed Tree of Hope and certain famous signatures backstage. You can also audition for the Amateur Night on Saturday and enjoy exhibits and other performances! (I’ve been and it’s definitely worth the ride up to Harlem! Treat your self to Sylvia’s afterward!) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., free!
Also get 30% off everything at Housing Works Bookstore! (http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/monthly-30-off-sale-all-day-february-5th-and-6th),
Sunday February 6, 2011-Happy Super Bowl!
As if you could forget that the big showdown bet. the Steelers and the Packers is tonight! The game will start at 6:30 p.m. on FOX, with the Black Eyed Peas headlining the halftime show! Watch it at home for free or head to these venues that aren’t charging admission!
Housing Works Bookstore: Watch on the big screen, with special café treats, specials, and raffle prizes! What could be better than football and books? http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/its-not-a-sportsbar-a-very-bookstore-super-bowl-party
Brooklyn Bowl: Come watch the game for free, not much word on extras, but be warned, it’s 21+ after 6 p.m.!
Rodeo Bar & Grill: Free peanuts, discounted margaritas, happy hour specials, the game on TV’s and the big screen! What else could you need? Oh yeah, nachos! Plus live music after the game! http://www.rodeobar.com
Super Bowl, what Super Bowl? The real party is in Chinatown, celebrating the New Year! I have a feeling firecrackers and dragons may be involved, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Little Italy and Chinatown, free!
If you’re still looking for things to do, be sure to check out my NYC Valentine’s 2011 Guide (http://cheapchickinthecity.blogspot.com/2011/02/cheap-chick-nyc-cheap-and-free.html)!