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.

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier, courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)
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Mysteryland

Critics' pick

Don’t stop grooving this Memorial Day weekend at the U.S. edition of the world’s longest-running dance-music festival. Electronic bands and DJs—including AudioFly, AndHim and Diplo—take the stages in Bethel Woods, home to the legendary Woodstock festival. Mysteryland offers shuttle buses from Grand Central Terminal and Newark, as well as camping passes.

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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Until Monday May 25 2015
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Horse Meat Disco NY Residency

Critics' pick

The disco daddies of Horse Meat Disco come to us all the way from London for a night of long-weekend revelry. Local stars Honey Dijon and Will Automagic get things started.

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Cielo Sunday May 24 2015
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Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Critics' pick

Poets, playwrights, puppeteers, and other performers in and around the Lower East Side partake in the 20th annual gathering centered at Theater for the New City. This year, the film program lasts 12 hours inside the Cabaret Theater on May 23.

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Theater for the New City Until Monday May 25 2015 Free
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ASSSSCAT 3000

Critics' pick

One of the city’s most popular comedy nights sees NYC’s long-form improv royalty (think folks from Saturday Night Live and some adored Upright Citizens Brigade regulars) play pickup game–style in this famous long-running show.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Until Sunday December 27 2015
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Lazer Zoo

Critics' pick

If you want a wild, wild Sunday, head to Highline Ballroom, one of our favorite venues in Chelsea. A professionally designed Lazer Zoo will make you scramble about like a monkey to beat your opponents. World-class DJs and some head-spinning drinks will ensure a healthy romance with the dance floor. Don’t worry; plenty of food will sustain that stamina. Just keep an eye on the LED wall: Your scores will be splashed there, to keep you at your game.

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Highline Ballroom Until Sunday May 31 2015
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9 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.