Things to do in New York today

The day's best things to do in New York—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte
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Alex Da Corte, "Die Hexe"

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Hailing from Philadelphia, Alex Da Corte brings his largest solo exhibition yet, "Die Hexe" (or “The Witch” in German), to Upper East Side art gallery Luxembourg & Dayan. The installation unfolds the artificiality of commerce and advertising, movie-style, with a series of vignettes as you proceed from each gallery space to different floors.

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Luxembourg & Dayan Until Saturday April 11 2015 Free
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First Fridays at Tenement Museum

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Every first Friday, the Tenement Museum opens its doors to unadulterated excitement with unusually late hours, food and drink for sale and an event specially designed for grown-people fun. This month, don the hat of an inspector in an interactive tour. At Tenement Inspectors, snoop around 97 Orchard Street and examine old building codes. Talk to former residents (a.k.a. actors), and play your best Sherlock Holmes to find out more about their lives. It’s mighty exhausting work, so be sure to grab a beer or two afterward.

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The Tenement Museum Friday March 6 2015
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The Armory Show

Critics' pick

The megafair returns, with exhibitors of contemporary and modern art divided, respectively, between Piers 92 and 94. Brace yourself for the 17th chapter of this annual spectacle.

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Piers 92/94 Until Sunday March 8 2015
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Twin Peaks: An Invitation to Love

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Francine’s Pink Room is back in for its fourth anniversary to pay tribute to the oeuvre of David Lynch through burlesque and variety-show performances. The onstage talent features the Lady in the Radiator and Francine “the Lucid Dream” herself.

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Parkside Lounge Friday March 6 2015
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Andrés + Aurora Halal (live)

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Andrés—a.k.a. DJ Dez, a.k.a. Dez Andrés—headlines French Kiss's latest party at Good Room. The Detroit native is known for his unique fusion of “roughshod house and fuzzy hip-hop.” NYC-based creative artist and underground music enthusiast Aurora Halal (Mutual Dreaming) joins the lineup for a special live set.

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Good Room Until Saturday March 7 2015

Comments

8 comments
WE F
WE F

Is there a Takashi Murakami exhibit going on or something? Why is it the feature image?

Briana P
Briana P

Do TimeOut's 'undateables' include any senior citizens?   I haven't seen any, but maybe I missed something.    If you haven't featured any yet, it would be great to see some soon.   There are plenty of us around, and many of us are single.  And please - by senior citizens, I mean those of us who have actually passed our 65th birthdays.  Far too often, those in their 20's think of anyone over 40 as a senior.

As someone who is the same age as your guest editor, Susan Sarandon, I see a distinct lack of attention paid to the social needs of those in my decade of life who are not celebrities.   It would be great to see that change. Thanks!

Kerry A
Kerry A

I have a complaint: I'm an avid reader of the "Undateable" section in Time Out, where Time Out sets up two strangers on a date. Well, last week's article featured a boy who wrote extremely cruel things about his date. I understand you want people to be honest, but I can hardly support someone ripping their date to shreds publicly.

Melodie D
Melodie D

Calle 13 is doing a signing today at 6pm at El Barrio Music Center in Harlem!

Arlene
Arlene

So many different kinds of events. Not your usual touristy stuff , and free. Love this site.