Welcome to There or Square, the New School Free Press’s weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This up-and-coming underground gallery (which boasts an LA location as well!) hosts an arcade night Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Live out your wildest gaming fantasies, from ‘60s classics on retro TVs to the latest in modern tech. Free for gallery members (memberships are cost effective at $30 a month) or $10 at the door.
1628 Jefferson Ave, Ridgewood NY
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lower East Side gallery e-flux presents a night dedicated to challenging and destroying capitalism. The discussion will cover topics from Occupy Wall Street’s failures to ways of developing a socialist society. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
311 East Broadway, New York, NY
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Every Thursday night, galleries across Chelsea host openings for the public. Check out 20th to 29th streets between 10th and 11th Ave — it’s a gallery hotbed! Pro tip: get there early enough and you may luck out with free wine. Free.
Chelsea (ACE or L to 14th St)
Visit http://www.chelseagalleries.nyc/ for a weekly update of openings.
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m to 3 a.m.
You may be kicking yourself if you didn’t hit this extravagant East Williamsburg venue over the summer. The good news is you can still catch one of the last bashes of the season! So put on the best of your summer fits (while it’s still warm enough to wear them) and come celebrate the end of the season in this 80,000 sq foot space. While the outdoor venue’s official season finale on Saturday has a steep ticket price of $70, this event is free and open to the public.
140 Stewart Ave Brooklyn, NY
Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thought you couldn’t go to a museum after 6 p.m.? Don’t be fooled! Head to the Brooklyn Museum for the happy hour celebration of their latest exhibition opening. Admission comes with a complimentary drink and access to lectures from the curators of Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt. Tickets are $25.
200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY
Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Skip the Whitney’s “discounted” $18 ticket fee and attend a free tour of their new exhibit, No One Exists Alone: Queer Belonging during pay-as-you-wish hours. No time this week? No worries — tours are offered the last Friday night of every month. Free.
The Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St New York, NY
Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Whether you’re new to the Bushwick nightlife scene or you’ve been embedded since freshman year, this event is a must-go. Hosted in a club so underground it can’t be named, T E Ch N O Fe M I N is M is a series of dance parties featuring a line up of femme and queer DJs spinning tunes until the sun comes up. Don’t forget to drop by OMG Pizza for post-party munchies. Free.
1307 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY
Illustration by Ashlie Juarbe