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5 performing and visual arts events to check out in New York City this weekend

5 performing and visual arts events to check out in New York City this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in New York City this weekend, from a family-friendly folk art fest to a comedy show. 

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Summer Saturday 2019

From the event description:

Celebrate everything folk at the American Folk Art Museum’s Summer Saturday — an all-day free event of live music, artist demos, guided tours and family fun. 

When: Saturday, July 20, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Traditional and Experimental Photography Exhibition

From the event description:

X Gallery and Single Shot join to present "Traditional and Experimental Photography Exhibition." Single Shot is an online Manhattan Neighborhood Network internet program hosted by Alex AG. Alex interviews photographers who are diverse in their approach to the world of photography. The exhibition presents a collection of traditional photographic works that explore both traditional monochrome film and digital surrealistic photography as an art form. Each photographer presenting work is an interviewed guest of the Single Shot show. 

When: Saturday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.
Where: X Gallery, 163 Malcolm X Blvd.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Your Love, Our Musical

From the event description:

Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman bring their award-winning musical improv show back to Caveat! Here’s how it works: Rebecca and Evan interview a real couple from the audience and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical. 

When: Saturday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Caveat, 21 A Clinton St.
Admission: $15 (Standing Room); $20 (Standard Seating); $25 (Prime Seating)
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

'School Daze' by Omar

From the event description:

A comedic remake of Spike Lee's classic film "School Daze," recreated and written by Omar Thompson. Featuring live sketch comedy and spoofs of some of the iconic scenes from the movie, including the classic step show, which will feature some historic black fraternities and sororities. The production will also include a live band, which will play before the show and after. 

When: Saturday, July 20, 9:45 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Where: Faison Firehouse Theater, 6 Hancock Place
Admission: $35 (General Admission)
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Free Tickets to Comedy Funday

From the event description:

The Unusual Culprits comedy team brings you a hysterical lineup of comedians you may have seen on networks like MTV, Comedy Central, Colbert and more! Happy Hour drink specials, and no cover charge! Critics say, "It's a Sunday show that feels like a Saturday!"

When: Sunday, July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Lantern, 167 Bleecker St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Parking in NYC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of NYC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, see MTA's website for nearby subway stations and schedules.


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