A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 12 to 14

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.


“Turbulence” is a theater piece exploring the “experiences of Black and People of Color (BPOC) in clinical settings and society at large.” (via nyu.edu)

Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor

New York City is the cultural capital of the world, people! Go out! Explore! Do stuff! Like, for example, one of these arts and entertainment events?

Steinhardt presents “Turbulence” at the Provincetown Playhouse, April 11 – 14

Steinhardt’s Program in Drama Therapy presents “Turbulence,” a theater piece exploring the “experiences of Black and People of Color (BPOC) in clinical settings and society at large.” The work, a piece of “performance activism,” is presented as a part of Drama Therapy’s As Performance series, which explores how theater can improve health outcomes.

Time: various

Location: 133 Macdougal St., Manhattan [Greenwich Village]

Price: $5 for NYU students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID)


Washington Square Review Launch Reading at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, April 12

Celebrate the launch of the spring issue of the literary journal of NYU’s very own Creative Writing Program with an evening of readings from contributors, including Diannely Antigua, Eric Gamalinda and Jamie Quatro.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: 58 W. 10th St., Manhattan [Greenwich Village]

Price: free


Press photo of Lana Moore from Tinder Live. (Photo by Katia Temkin)

Tinder Live! with Lane Moore at Littlefield, April 12

In one of New York’s most buzzed-about comedy shows, host Lane Moore and guests swipe through Tinder live on stage. A unique mixture of improv and in-person dating advice column, this month’s lineup includes Ariel Dumas, Sally Kohn and Twitter phenom Aparna Nancherla.

Time: Doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.

Location: 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn [Gowanus]

Price: $15 plus fees


Record Store Day 2019 at Rough Trade, April 13

This annual, worldwide event celebrates the undying form of the vinyl record and includes special exclusive releases and re-releases from artists as disparate as Madonna, Bill Evans, Broken Social Scene, Teyana Taylor and many more. Rough Trade NYC hosts a full day of performances, DJ sets and signings.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: 64 N. Ninth St., Brooklyn [Williamsburg]

Price: free

“Narrating Diversity: Muslim Writers in Contemporary America” at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch, April 13

This special event features a panel of Muslim American writers — including Brooklyn College’s Professor Moustafa Bayoumi, journalist Rowaida Abdelaziz and playwright Aizzah Fatima — as they discuss Muslim writers’ contributions to American society. This event is a part of the New York Public Library’s Immigrant Heritage Week and co presented by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding’s project Muslims for American Progress.

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: 10 Jersey St., Manhattan [Nolita]

Price: free

Franny Choi presents “Soft Science” at Books Are Magic, April 13

This queer, Korean American poet will celebrate the release of her second collection with a reading at the young — but already beloved  — Brooklyn bookstore, Books Are Magic. “Soft Science” examines how we can be “tender and feeling and still survive a violent world,” and features poems inspired by the Turing Test. Also reading are poets Angel Nafis, Shira Erlichman and Cathy Park Hong.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: 225 Smith St., Brooklyn [Carroll Gardens]

Price: free

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