A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events this Weekend: Feb. 1 to 3

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.

Indie-electronic artist Shamir, who most recently released his album "Resolution," will take the stage this Saturday in Brooklyn. (via facebook.com)

If Super Bowl Sunday isn’t your speed and Restaurant Week is a little out of your budget, here are a few fun (and affordable!) events to check out this weekend.

Dance Yourself Clean at Baby’s All Right, Feb. 1 (21+)
This dance party at the intimate Brooklyn music venue features tracks by indie-pop and alternative heavy-hitters like LCD Soundsystem, Charli XCX and Grimes.

Location: Baby’s All Right [Williamsburg]

Time: 11 p.m.


Price: $10

Elevator Repair Service: “Gatz” at Skirball, Feb. 1 – 3
The celebrated theater ensemble presents their innovative work, a staged reading of the entirety of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” (I loved it!).

Location: The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts [Greenwich Village]

Time: Feb. 1 and 2 at 2 p.m., Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.

Price: $15 for NYU students with an ID

Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow at Theater for the New City, Feb. 1 – 3
The preeminent downtown performing arts space hosts its 44th annual dance concert and pow wow, bringing together Native Americans from across the country to share their culture.

Location: Theater for the New City [East Village]

Time: 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 2, 3 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3

Price: $15

Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, Feb. 2
The Brooklyn Museum hosts its monthly free night of live music, art-making, talks and tours. The theme for February installment is “Soul of a Nation,” featuring performances by percussionist Winard Harper and singer and composer Toshi Reagon.

Location: The Brooklyn Museum [Prospect Heights]

Time: 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Shamir at Brooklyn Bazaar, Feb. 2 (all ages)
Indie-electronic artist Shamir – known for his 2014 hit “On the Regular” – will take the stage at the iconic Brooklyn venue.

Location: Brooklyn Bazaar [Greenpoint]

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $15 – $20

Candi Pop at Baby’s All Right, Feb. 2  (21+)
Let’s face it – you definitely dance to Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida and Justin Bieber in your bedroom when no one is watching. Might as well hit the dancefloor in Brooklyn.

Location: Baby’s All Right [Williamsburg]

Time: 11 p.m.

Price: $10

Queer Trash at MoMA PS1, Feb. 3
As a part of their VW Sunday Sessions, MoMA’s Queens annex presents music collective Queer Trash as they host a group of local and touring artists working across experimental aesthetics and practices, including Sarah Hennies performing “PASSING (for woodwinds)” and “The New York Review of Cocksucking”.

Location: MoMA PS1 [Long Island City]

Time: 3 p.m.

Price: $15

Email Alex Cullina at [email protected] and Nicole Rosenthal at [email protected].



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