Six Things To Do This Weekend

By Daniel Jumpertz on May 9, 2014 7:43am 

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 Work it out in Central Park or head to Randall's Island for the Frieze art show this weekend.
Six Things To Do This Weekend
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Friday, May 9
Friday evenings are a breeze at The Morgan Library & Museum. Enjoy live music by performers from Mannes College The New School For Music and free entry between 7 and 9 p.m. Current exhibitions include "A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play," "Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings," "Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book" and "Sky Studies and Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection." Food, cocktail and wine options are available at the Morgan Café. 225 Madison Ave., Midtown.

The largest Stevie Nicks fan event in the world returns to our fair city this evening. It celebrates the Fleetwood Mac band member's magic and her Welsh witch persona, now in the spotlight following Nicks' appearance on an episode of “American Horror Story: Coven” earlier this year. Titled the “Night Of A Thousand Stevies,” the event features dozens of artists paying tribute in performances spanning Nicks’ career. From 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, Union Square. $25.

Saturday, May 10
"Workout in the Park," presented by SELF Magazine, is designed to inspire you to kick-start your your spring fitness routine by bringing all the best exercise classes to one place. Hosted by Bob Harper, a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” the event will demonstrate both high-energy and more chilled-out exercise options (yoga, pilates), new trends in the field, health, dietary and beauty workshops, and consultations. Harper himself will also do the “ultimate total body-blasting workout.” From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. Enter at 69th Street and Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side. Tickets are available for $30.

"Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!," the excellent New York Public Library celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first visit to America is wrapping up today. On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of the band. See it at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus Circle. From 12 to 6 p.m. Free.

Sunday, May 11
Randall’s Island Park is currently home to the annual contemporary art fair Frieze New York. This third edition of Frieze combines some of the best-known international galleries with emerging young spaces, alongside dozens of projects, talks, sounds and education programs, all housed within an innovatively designed structure with natural light, overlooking the East River. Catch the ferry: services run from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River every 20 to 30 minutes during fair opening hours. The ride takes approximately 20 minutes, $19 round-trip. Single day admission is $43. A limited number of $10 tickets for full-time students and people under 25 are available for the final day, Monday, May 12.

Head to the Lower East Side this afternoon, where more than 40 galleries will be hosting afternoon receptions as part of the LES Spring Art Walk. From 12 to 6 p.m. Head to the Lower East Side Business Improvement District website for participating galleries and a map.

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