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Free in NYC this weekend
There's a lot of free fun to be had in the city this weekend -- if you know where to look. So keep your money in your wallet and check out these events.
Bad! A Michael Jackson B-Day Celebration
The Gallery at LPR is hosting Crooked Disco's annual birthday party tonight for the King of Pop, and best of all, it's absolutely free. DJs will be spinning Michael jams throughout the night laced between their favorite electro, disco, funk, house, hip hop and all-around party fire. Plus, there will be free drinks for the best classic Michael outfits. There's no cover, and if you mention "Crooked Disco," they'll be no wait, either. Ages 21 and over. The festivities run from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. at 158 Bleecker St.
Ooo-la-la! OK, we know that's French, and Berlin is in Germany, but who can resist burlesque? Tonight, Galapagos Art Space will present "a smokey, romantic tribute to 1920s Weimar cabaret, hosted by Miss Astrid. Doors open at 8 p.m.; the debauchery begins at 9. 16 Main St. in DUMBO.
Billy's Bakery, known for making "your world a little brighter with old-fashioned baked goods made from scratch" is sharing some free lovin' from the oven today. They'll be handing out free samples of their baked confections tonight around the block from their NOLITA location (268 Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Houston streets; 212-219-9956). Look for your freebie between 7 and 9 p.m.
Mario the Magician will perform a free magic show in Lincoln Center's new David Rubenstein Arium at 11 a.m. Saturday. They'll be live music, too, by 4-piece jazz combo the Sleight-of-Hand Band, and afterwards, a Q&A segment with Mario himself. "Mario’s show is at once ridiculously silly and meticulously crafted... in the vein of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and vaudeville-style theatre." 61 West 62 St., 212-875-5350.
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