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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An Amateur Adult Dance Competition Comedy Show

Critics' pick

Okay, so you didn't get to take that dance class you wanted as a child. Well, this monthly comedy show hosted by Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney proves you don't have to give up your dream, with some of the best (and most hilarious) amateur adult dance teams going head to head for the championship title. Expect awards like "Best Stage Presence," "Prettiest Eyes," "Best Costume" and, of course, really "awesome" footwork. After the show, bring your ticket to Pioneers Bar to get $3 off a drink.

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Treehouse Theater Friday March 27 2015
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Get Hard

When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, James desperately turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) -- a black businessman who's never even had a parking ticket -- for help. As Darnell puts James through the wringer, both learn that they were wrong about many things, including each other.

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All Night Long with Adam X

Critics' pick

Gothamite-turned-Berliner techno OG Adam X and his multiple side projects—the experimental-industrial ADMX-71 and the deep-creeping Traversable Wormhole—have earned a spot as one of electronic music's unsung heroes since he helped open the Groove Records shop (later dubbed Sonic Groove). For the 12th edition of Cameo's All Night Long, Adam will deejay as well as perform a special one-hour live set, showing off his unique signature elements of acid, bass & bleeps and rhythmic noise.

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Cameo Until Saturday March 28 2015
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Hot Rabbit

Critics' pick

This long-running weekly party draws a reliably cute mixed crowd to the basement of West Village dive the Monster. Widely varying DJs from NYC and beyond ensure that you'll never encounter the same scene twice.

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The Monster Until Friday June 26 2015 Free
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Patti Smith and Jesse Smith

Critics' pick

Ah, New York, city of unique treats. Only in this metropolis of dreams and unfortunate smells can you take your kids to Diana Ross Playground, bring your date to see Woody Allen play jazz or get Reiki for your dog. 

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Le Poisson Rouge Friday March 27 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.