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: Robert McKeever
Takashi Murakami, courtesy Gagosian Gallery
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Fresh Tracks 2015

Critics' pick

In its 50th-anniversary year, the performance and residency program showcases seven emerging artists. The pieces are Same as Sister (S.A.S.)/Briana Brown-Tipley and Hilary Brown's Women Times Three, Nico Brown's Nation, He Jin Jang's migrant-self the speed of a door, Niall Jones's a pleasure, 2014 edition, Julie Mayo's Buoys for Escapees and Lindsay Reuter's Good Evening, Strangers.

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New York Live Arts Until Saturday January 31 2015
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Live Dubbed Sitcoms

Critics' pick

Watch improvisers live-dub over muted sitcoms, giving shows like Full House and Family Matters random and hilarious new story lines.

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Videology Thursday January 29 2015
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John Waters, "Beverly Hills John"

Since pursuing his career as an artist, Waters hasn't made many movies, but he returns to form in his third show at Boesky with a 74-minute video “sequel” of Pink Flamingos. Tilted Kiddie Flamingos,the film depicts child actors doing a table read of the original script—only with sanitized dialog. But as with all things Waters, the self-censorship is meant to be tongue in cheek.

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Marianne Boesky Gallery Until Saturday February 14 2015 Free
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"Pheromone Hotbox"

A group of female artists (Amanda Charchian, Aneta Bartos, Shae Detar, Olivia Locher and Marianna Rothen) challenge the concept of post-feminist ideologies by each presenting 10 of their most recent photographs that portray womanhood. All five photographers are known for often including nudity and illustrating elusive stories in their work.

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Steven Kasher Gallery Until Saturday February 28 2015
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Sugarcube

The winter pop-up art venue has free live music, film screenings, dance parties and craft workshops all month. Enjoy a weekly happy hour (Fri 16), screenings of films like Little Fugitive (Thu 15), art workshops such as Euphoria Records Presents: Paint the Music (Sat 17) and musical performances including Sun Ra Arkestra (Jan 31).

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South Street Seaport Until Sunday February 1 2015 Free

Comments

7 comments
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.