10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: ‘Re-Thrifted’ at Sacred Gallery, Que Bajo Turns 5, Queens Museum Reopens


We know you’ve had a busy week, but don’t lose steam and sleep the weekend away. That would be tragic. We’ve got your entire weekend all mapped out with exhibitions, shopping, and more importantly, a killer party.


[Art] Thrift stores are a treasure trove, especially in the art department. Don’t believe us? Make your way towards “Re-Thrifted,” a group show featuring artwork that has been recycled, reclaimed, and reworked from paintings obtained at thrift shops. They are a thing of true beauty. Gallery opens at noon.

Sacred Gallery in Chinatown, free.

[Art] At Prints Gone Wild!, billed as “NYC’s Greatest Affordable Graphic Art Dogpile,” Cannonball Press gathers 10 printing presses, studios, and galleries — each with an arsenal of artists — in one space for this annual one-night-only blowout sale. Many of the hand-carved woodblock prints range from $20-$50. Drop in to browse, hear some live music, and witness live printing demonstrations. It’s like a museum where you can actually afford to buy things. And drink beer.

At 6 p.m., Littlefield, in Brooklyn, free.

[Art] Desert Island presents the Comic Arts Brooklyn, a celebration of comics and cartoons featuring more than 50 artists and publishers. The annual fest, now in its fifth year, includes panels, programs, exhibitions, and an afterparty with live music by Jeff Lewis, The Marcellus Hall Band, and the Susquehanna Industrial Tool and Die Co. Catch Dash Shaw and Limited Animation screening at 8 p.m.

Spectacle Theater, in Brooklyn, $5, and a full-day of events Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., at the Knitting Factory and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Brooklyn, free.


[Shop] What do Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and Rachel Roy have in common? All these luxury brands will be housed inside the Metropolitan Pavilion, with items retailing up to 90 percent off. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. Warning: It’ll be a mad house, but when is shopping ever chill?

9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Metropolitan Pavilion, in Flatiron, $10.

[Recreation] Get in your best downward dog pose. It’s yoga time! Enjoy free yoga at Lululemon at various Lululemon locations. We know the location at 75th & Broadway, and Lincoln Center offer free morning classes for sure, but call ahead to make sure.

At 9 a.m., various locations, free.

[Art] If you contemplate the apocalypse as much as we do, “X” by German media artist Bjørn Melhus will make a lot of sense to you. This is his first solo show in five years, and once again Melhus explores the end of the world through various personalities and possibilities. Much like Cindy Sherman, Melhus completely embodies each character in his video installations. The show concludes Sunday.

Noon, Y Gallery in the Lower East Side, free.

[Party] Several years ago in a small club in Williamsburg, which doesn’t exist anymore, we heard that two guys were playing an eclectic mix of Latin dance music. That night ended up being one of best parties of all time. The insane duo in question: DJs Uproot Andy and Geko Jones of Que Bajo have gone on to play bigger and better venues, and tonight we celebrate their success with an incredible 5th anniversary party featuring special guests including DJ Blass, a reggaeton legend.

11 p.m., (Le) Poisson Rouge in the West Village.


[Community] After an extensive overhaul, which took three years and cost almost $70 million, the Queens Museum is finally re-opening. Every weekend this month, starting Saturday, various celebratory events will be taking places at the Queens Museum that include tours, dance troupes, poetry readings, exhibitions, open studios, screenings, and much more.

Noon, Queens Museum of Art in Flushing, free.

[Comedy] We know the New York Comedy Festival is taking place right now, but if you can bust out at least $50 to see your favorite comedian, good for you! Why does comedy have to be so damn expensive? Perhaps we can find out at When Solo Worlds Collide a casual panel on how solo shows, standup, and storytelling. The panel features David Crabb, Michelle Walson, Peter Michael Marino, Jen Dodd, and Aparna Nancherla, and is moderated by Chris Aurilio.

4 p.m., People’s Improv Theatre in Gramercy, free.