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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Twin Shadow + Lolawolf

Critics' pick

Since George Lewis Jr. introduced himself to the public as north Brooklyn's one-man laptop act Twin Shadow, he's added a live band to the fray and made for some kind of Prince-inspired, slick-dance-ballad endeavor, which is to say that it's awesome. His new full-length, Eclipse, is his most fully realized vision yet, so be ready to move to sparkly new jams. Fronted by one Zoë Kravitz, Lolawolf plays arty, energetic electro-pop.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg Until Wednesday April 1 2015
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Slavic Soul Party!

Critics' pick

Of all the NYC dance bands that draw on Eastern European music, Slavic Soul Party!—in residency at Barbès for more than a decade—is the coolest. And the group isn’t preoccupied with rebelling against the Old World. Live, the band’s members prove they're acutely aware of the common principle that unites the traditions they borrow from: Music ought to move you.

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Barbès Until Tuesday April 28 2015
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Josephine and I

A large picture frame dominates the stage in Cush Jumbo’s Josephine and I, both physically and dramaturgically. Half of Jumbo's studious show is a portrait of the remarkable African-American trailblazer Josephine Baker, who rose from a hardscrabble St. Louis childhood to become an exotically glamorous star in Jazz Age Paris (where she danced nearly naked) and, later, a champion of civil rights and racial diversity. 

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Joe's Pub at the Public Theater Until Sunday April 5 2015
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Macy's Flower Show

Critics' pick

Escape to a not-so-secret garden at this two-week floral display, this year titled "Art in Bloom." The ground level of Macy's Herald Square turns into something from Alice in Wonderland, all covered in ceiling-to-floor greenery—and then you get to the clothes! Go social.macys.com/flowershow for information on free workshops, including terrarium making and floral design.

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Macy's Herald Square Until Saturday April 4 2015 Free
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The Brain Cloud

Critics' pick

Dennis Lichtman, of the lively New Orleans–style jazz band the Cangelosi Cards, leads a highly talented group of musicians into energetic Western-swing territory. A mainstay at Barbès and several other local haunts, the Cloud is one of the city's most dependably charming retro acts.

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Barbès Monday April 6 2015 - Monday April 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.