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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Britney Spears 101

Critics' pick

Remember the reign of Britney Spears? Well, for a lot of us, the Princess of Pop never left the throne. Join Spears scholars (yes, that's a thing) Rachel Goldberg and Suri Ratnatunga for a class on how to be more like Britney, with explanations of the journey, effects and true meaning of Spears's fame. Sit back and just watch the Britney-themed videos and pictures or take part in the actual lesson, because Goldberg and Ratnatunga have a lot to share. Location disclosed after ticket purchase.

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Brooklyn 28 Mar 2015
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Affordable Art Fair

Critics' pick

For an $18 ticket, you can shop original paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from more than 50 galleries, priced at $100 to $10,000. Now you can upgrade your flat without downgrading your wallet.

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Metropolitan Pavillion Until Sunday March 29 2015
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Rosalyn Drexler, "Vulgar Lives"

Critics' pick

Rosalyn Drexler, now in her eighties, has been a novelist, playwright, Emmy-winning comedy writer and, for a few months when she was in her twenties, a lady wrestler. Drexler has also been an artist. This show of paintings made between 1959 and 1991 focuses on themes that have preoccupied her in all of her endeavors: gender roles, relations between the sexes, crime, politics and power. In the 1960s, Drexler produced a variety of Pop Art that was more narrative and political than that of her male contemporaries.

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Garth Greenan Gallery Until Sat Mar 28 Free
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Miranda Lambert + Justin Moore + Ashley Monroe + Jukebox Mafia

Critics' pick

Many years and many hits since she emerged, much of Lambert’s appeal remains tied to her aw-shucks everygal vibe. That’s not to say, of course, that Lambert doesn’t do the Nashville dream-factory thing; her latest album, 2014’s Platinum, was a chart-topping success of blockbuster proportions.

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Madison Square Garden Saturday March 28 2015
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Bespoke Musik: Andhim (extended set) + Detroit Swindle + David Marston

Bespoke Musik returns to Verboten with an extended set from Get Physical's Andhim. The Cologne duo's trademark “super house" sound is equal parts Simon Haehnel's jazz background and Tobias Müller's time in turntable crew Noisy Stylus. Dutch duo Detroit Swindle and Jamaican David Marston join the lineup.

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Verboten Until Sunday March 29 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.