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Cheap Chick NYC, Cheap and Free Weekend Event Picks, Jan 28-30, 2011

By Cheapchicknyc

Friday January 28, 2011

A diverse range of performances will be on-hand for the NYPL’s "Three Faiths in the Form of a Fugue" program to celebrate the library’s multi-religion exhibit on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (the one with the lions!), Fifth Ave. and 42nd St., More info here:, $15 general admission!

If you haven’t seen the Museum of the Moving Image’s face-lift, head out to Queens stat! Admission is free today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.!

Friday and Saturday January 28 and 29, 2011

I don’t know about you, but “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” Check out late-night screenings of Ghostbusters tonight! Midnight, Landmark Sunshine, 143 E. Houston, $9.99!

Love goofy home movies or have a yen to see footage of puppet aerobics? Then head to the Found Footage festival where VHS tapes still reign in all their 80’s and 90’s glory! 8 and 10 p.m. both nights, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., $13!

Saturday January 29, 2011

Soak in the worlds of The Age of Innocence, New Year’s Day, and The Old Maid on the Municipal Arts Society’s tour of Edith Wharton’s New York! Stops include sites related to Teddy Roosevelt and Jennie Jerome, 2 p.m., meet at N.W. corner of Fifth Ave. and 23rd St., in front of 200 Fifth Ave., $15!

Shopping becomes sport (funny I thought shopping at the Union Square Trader Joe’s was a contact sport…) at the annual Idiotarod race, which pits participants against each other in a shopping cart race around the city (inspired, of course, by the Alaskan sled dog race! 9 a.m., this is the best I got on location details: (I do believe there is a Facebook page), free to watch (participation closed)!

If you’re one of those annoying people who recites every line of a movie, then get ready to geek-out at Movieoke, where you can act out scenes from your favorite flicks (BYO DVD) and actually travel Back to the Future or even put Baby in the corner! The event is hosted by (my friend! And fellow blogger!) Noah Tarnow of Big Quiz Thing fame, and the night includes trivia (of course!) and prizes. 10:15 p.m., 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., $10, buy tkts here:

Saturday and Sunday January 29 and 30, 2011

Where else can you whisper in a corner, gaze at the constellations, visit a museum, and go food shopping? Grand Central of course! Stay warm as you tour the building (did you know that the proper name is actually Grand Central Terminal, not Grand Central Station? Just checking!) Learn all of Grand Central’s secrets with Discovery Walking Tours! Two tours (each day) start at 12:45 and 2:30 p.m., Cost is $18, call 212-465-3331 for meeting place and reservation!

Sunday January 30, 2011

Dance the night away with free Salsa Sundays at Brooklyn Bowl with the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, 6 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, free!

The Pulse Ensemble Theater is giving a performance of “W.E.B. Dubois: The Man and His Life” depicting the history of the famous activist and politician. 1:30 p.m., Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, free!

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