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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"Madame Cézanne"

Critics' pick

Although Paul Cézanne’s wife was his most frequently painted subject, she’s been given short shrift by art historians, who have tended to focus on the artist’s still lifes, landscapes and figurative studies of bathers. As a remedy, the Met gathers paintings, drawings and watercolors, featuring Hortense Fiquet (the spouse in question), from its collection, as well as from others in Asia, Europe and the United States.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Until Sunday March 15 2015
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The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

Critics' pick

Admire the ornamental flowers and greenery inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as it blossoms into spring. Every Saturday and Sunday expert gardener Sonia Uyterhoeven gives tips on orchid-growing, and poet Deborah Landau reads from her book Orchidelirium on Mar 7 at 2pm.

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New York Botanical Garden Tuesday March 3 2015 - Sunday April 19 2015
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Sex on Fifth Avenue

Critics' pick

Kayvon Zand and Brandon McElroy oversee this weekly bacchanal featuring ever-changing DJs, art installations, guided tours and a sexy crowd of nightlife creatures. Dressy-casual or "exotic" attire is encouraged but not required.

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Museum of Sex (MoSex) Until Saturday March 28 2015
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New York City Ballet Winter 2015

Critics' pick

With the New Year comes new opportunities to delight in masterworks like George Balanchine's timeless Serenade and La Valse and his two-act comedic story ballet Harlequinade. The season also includes Jerome Robbins's The Goldberg Variations and The Cage, a premiere by resident choreographer Justin Peck set to Aaron Copeland's Rodeo, last season's Pictures at an Exhibition by Alexei Ratmansky and the return of ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins's Romeo + Juliet. 

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David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) Sunday March 1 2015
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"Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s"

Featuring two of the most famous, iconic and influential fashion designers of the 1970s, these two were known for mixing modern and sexy fashion, a trend that become the lifestyle of the decade.

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Fashion Institute of Technology Until Saturday April 18 2015 Free

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.