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Cheap Chick Cheap and Free NYC Weekend Event Picks, March 4-6, 2011

By Cheapchicknyc

Friday March 4, 2011

The Neue Galerie ( is free tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of its First Fridays program! Includes gallery tours and free film screening!

The new reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio exhibit will be opening at the Brooklyn Museum (through Jan. 15, 2012) today.

No water, but the Fountain Art Fair ( starts today and runs through the 6th, The Frying Pan (26th St + 12th Ave), $10/day, $15/weekend pass, $20 VIP!

You’d have to be nuts to miss the Nutropolitan Museum of Art event! Billed as the “World’s First PB&J Art Exhibit,” you can meet a peanut farmer, make your own PB&J art, get the skinny on nuts, and get a free jar of peanut butter just for checking it out! Conceived by Peanut Butter & Company to celebrate National Peanut Month, the event will also benefit the Food Bank of NYC, with a donation of peanut butter for each attendee. Fri/Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m./4 p.m., Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., free! (plus you get a free jar of peanut butter for attending!)

Friday and Saturday March 4 and 5, 2011

Grab a slice of pizza before going to see those heroes-in-a-half-shell during screenings of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action flick! Midnight, Landmark Sunshine, 143 E. Houston, $9.99

Saturday March 5, 2011

Watch out for those pasties, you know they’ll be there during this free screening of Burlesque! 2 p.m., Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Plaza at 56th Street and Madison Avenue, Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (212) 833-8100, free!

Celebrate Native American history in honor of the new exhibit “Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains” at the Brooklyn Museum’s Free First Saturday program, with the Thunderbird Native American dancers, a performance by Martha Redbone, a screening of The Edge of America, a book talk re To You We Shall Return, a dance party, and the chance to make your own “parfleche, an elegant Native American pouch made of hide,” and other activities, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, free!

Bon Chance at Le Bingo tonight! Win crazy prizes and a cash jackpot with host Linda Simpson! 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., free! (charge for bingo cards and food!)

Enjoy “a walking tour of historic pubs and taverns in Lower Manhattan, all with historic associations, with stops at several for refreshment. Stops include Fraunces Tavern where Washington bid farewell to his officers; a downtown pub frequented by Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln; and a watering hole on a site once associated with the Cotton Exchange and Captain Kidd.” Call 212-465-3331 for reservations and meeting place, $18!

Warm up with some hot soup during this tour of downtown restaurants led by Seriously Soupy! 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., For more info and to book tour, go here:, pay-as-you-go for soups!

The Orchid Show opens at the New York Botanical Garden (through April 25) today! Hope no thieves show up! (Susan Orlean book reference…)

Saturday and Sunday March 5 and 6, 2011

Take a walking tour of Sutton Place and the Treadwell Historic District with Discovery Walking Tours! “Discover how these two well-to-do areas evolved from humble beginnings. Stops include Sutton Square and the one-time homes of Marilyn Monroe and the Vanderbilt, Morgan and Roosevelt families.” 2:15 p.m., Call 212-465-3331 for time and meeting place, $18!

Also don’t forget to stock up on books with Housing Works’ sale, 30% off everything!

Sunday March 6, 2011

Get some bird-watching under your wing with the Brooklyn Bird Club’s Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore program, and learn about the different species of gulls that inhabit Prospect Park! 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance, Brooklyn, free!

Take Big Onion’s "Official" Gangs of New York Tour, “a tour exploring the legends and lore of the Five Points neighborhood and Herbert Asbury’s 1927 classic The Gangs of New York – the inspiration for the major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese. Stops could include: Paradise Square, “Murderers Alley”, and sites associated with Bill “The Butcher” Poole, William M. Tweed, Master Juba, and the 1857Police and 1863 Draft Riots. Meet at the southeast corner of Broadway & Chambers Street, at City Hall Park, $15!

Bottoms up as you sample booze-inspired dishes at the Brooklyn Booze Experiment during a culinary competition! From the website: “braised meats, red wine sauces, alcoholic whip creams, bourbon sauces and baba au rhum. If it can be soaked in booze, cooked in booze, or scented with booze – it could be a winner.” 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Bell House, 149 7th St., Tkts are $20, and can be found here:

Plus the Armory Art ( show is running all weekend!

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