Events for $20 or Less Saturday

by - June 26, 2010 at 9:35 am -

June 26, 2010

Upper West Side photo of the day by Isefire.

Upper West Side photo of the day by Isefire.

Tinariwen, Omar Souleyman, Toubab Krewe 
Energizing rock rhythms and unexpected up-tempo dance beats from Africa and the Middle East will make you rethink party music. At Summerstage in Rumsey Playfield. 3 p.m. FREE.

Ronn McClure Jazz Quartet
McClure has done everything from playing with saxophonists such as Charles Lloyd to being part of pop recordings by the Pointer Sisters and Blood, Sweat and Tears. At Riverside Park’s Tennis Lawn at 97th Street. 7-9 p.m. FREE.

The New York Asian Film Festival
Enjoy some of Asian cinema’s latest and greatest pop masterpieces including blockbusters from Thailand to Taiwan, romantic comedies from China, mutant battle girls from Japan, kung fu epics from Hong Kong and tourist-eating giant pig movies from Korea. At Walter Reade Theater. Check schedule for showtimes. $12.

Family Fishing Celebration
Celebrate fish and learn about aquatic ecology at this family event free for all ages. Featuring storytelling performances by Play Me A Story at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., an ongoing fish mobile-making craft, catch-and-release fishing and microscopic explorations of the Meer with the New York Microscopial Society. (Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, 2010 are designated New York State “Free Fishing Days.” During these days, no license is required to fish at the Harlem Meer.) At Central Park’s Harlem Meer. 1-3 p.m. FREE.

Shakespeare in the Park presents The Merchant of Venice
With Al Pacino. At the Delacorte Theater. 8 p.m. FREE.

We Be Women
We Be Women is an original dramatic, musical and dance performance about the joys, trials, humor, strength and visionary splendor of womanhood. It features Loretta Abbott, Regina Larkin, Rondy Miller, Dr. Glory’s Youth Theatre, University of the Arts Dance Company (PA) and Dr. Glory Van Scott. Written and directed by Dr. Glory Van Scott. At Symphony Space. 7:30 p.m. $16.

Richard III
Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most praised historical plays in a scenic outdoor setting. West 103rd Street and Central Park West (in Central Park). 7 p.m. FREE.

The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women is the third tragedy of a trilogy of dealing with the Trojan War by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent subjugation of its populace by the Athenians earlier in 415 BC, the same year the play premiered. (Trojan Women deals with adult themes. Parents are advised it may not be suitable for children under 13.) At the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park. 6:30 p.m. FREE.

Kayaking on the Hudson
Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Riverside Park South is located on the Hudson River between 59th and 72nd Streets. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE.

All prices quoted are for non-member adults. For up-to-the-minute drink deals, cultural events, nightlife and more check our Events and Deals page.

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