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Cheap Chick NYC, Cheap and Free Weekend Event Picks, March 25-27, 2011

By Cheapchicknyc
Friday March 25, 2011
Music and blogs go together like peanut butter and jelly! Find out how at the Tumblr Reads About Music event! Bloggers including Jeff Rosenthall, Amy Klein, Maura Johnston and Pitchfork Reviews will share readings about their musical experiences and there will be a live performance from The Hotcakes as well. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St., free!
Watch a pre-Sabrina teen witch magic her way through high school at the Teen Witch sing-a-long! 11 p.m., 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., $13, buy tkts here: http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?productid=T-MM5FM14
Celebrate the end of winter with the Skint’s “End of Hibernation Comedy Party,” hosted by Kurt Braunohler (“Hot Tub,” “Night of the Living”) featuring performances by “16-time Moth Story Time slam winner Adam Wade; Best Female Stand-up nominee Brooke Van Poppelen; comedian, indie rocker, author and This American Life contributor, Dave Hill; and a special musical performance by Adira Amram & The Experience,” 7:30 p.m., The Bell House, 149 Seventh St. bet Second and Third Aves., tkts are $10 and can be bought here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3561085.
Find out how the East diverges from traditional Greek, Egyptian, and Arab zodiac/constellation signs at this lecture on Ancient East Asian Astronomy, by PhD candidate Joo Heon Yoon. After the discussion, head to the rooftop for some stargazing! 8-10 p.m., Pupin Hall at Columbia University, B’way and 116th, free!
Friday and Saturday March 25 and 26, 2011
Watch Jessie Spano take her clothes off during Showgirls! Screening both nights at midnight, IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave., $13, buy tkts here: https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=637146648!
Saturday March 26, 2011
Now’s the chance to break out the shoulder pads and cheesecake (?), it’s time for another “We Love the Golden Girls” fourth annual dance party and drag tribute! This party includes go-go granny dancers, an open cheesecake bar, episodes, and trivia! 8 p.m., Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., $10 / $5 before 10 p.m. / free after 1a.m.!
It’s Johnny Depp in a non-Pirate costume starring in a free screening of The Tourist! 2 p.m., Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Sony Plaza at 56th Street and Madison Avenue, free, but reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (212) 833-8100!
A-Brisket-A-Brasket, sounds fantastic! If you find cured meats sensual (bonus points if you get this Seinfeld reference!), head to this cook-off featuring a variety of meats including pastrami and corned beef! At 6 p.m. learn which beer pairings work best with the beef with a presentation from the NYC Homebrewers Guild. Proceeds of this event will benefit the New Amsterdam Market, 1-4 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. 7th St. bet. Second and Third Ave., $20.
Inflation’s not just for inner tubes and bike tires anymore! See art created by inflatable objects and made by students of an inflatable art class! 7-10 p.m., 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., bet Meadow and Stagg Streets, free to attend, plus enjoy free drinks and food! (Note: this exhibit is for tonight only!)
Today you can also attend the day-long National Black Writers Biannual Symposium at Medgar Evers College (http://www.nationalblackwritersconference.org/)!
Want to branch out from that plant in your windowsill? Then grab your free tree today, as part of this MillionTreesNYC event! "Trees are available to all New York City residents and can be planted on private property, such as front and backyards, commercial properties, community gardens and faith-based institutions. This tree giveaway program is an excellent way to begin or continue greening your neighborhood! Please keep in mind that any trees received through a giveaway event must be planted on private property and not on city streets or parks.
300 trees available on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to show up early," 10 q.m. to 12 p.m., Putnam Triangle, Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn, free!
Saturday and Sunday March 26 and 27, 2011
Decide who has the fairest mutt in all the borough at the second annual Brooklyn Mutt Show! Goody bags and treats for the four-legged friends and their companions abound, and there is a Snooki look-alike contest, and a dog run/agility course. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Ave., bet President and Union St., Bklyn, free to watch, $25 to participate, all proceeds go to The Toby Project (http://www.tobyproject.org/).
Before the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, check out the Martha Stewart Pie Pop-up Shop with nine varieties of mini pies to mark the release of the domestic diva’s latest book Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts! 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Little Owl the Venue, 93 Greenwich Ave. bet Bank and W. 12th Streets, free to attend, $3 per pie!
Sunday March 27, 2011
The Museum at Eldridge Street remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist fire with their own 100th anniversary tribute event including music, poetry, and actors portraying many who died in the fire. 3 p.m., Eldridge St. Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street, tkts are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.
Hopefully it won’t get snowed out! Catch a free screening of the family film Over the Hedge tonight, 7 p.m., Inwood Hill Nature Center, Inwood Hill Park, Enter the park at 218 Street and Indian Road and walk west to the Nature Center, free!
Plus check out listings I compiled from several sources for events relating to the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire! http://cheapchickinthecity.blogspot.com/2011/03/nyc-events-commemorating-triangle.html

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