01/13/2012 03:49 pm ET Updated Jan 14, 2012

MLK Day, Damien Hirst, Gowanus Art: New York Weekend Events

MLK: Picture the Dream
Where: BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 636-4100
When: Friday-Monday
Price: Free
BAM has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority, where kids 13 and under will be presenting collages in tribute of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. "Picture the Dream" will be guided by acclaimed artist Cey Adams, who has worked with record companies Def Jam and Bad Boy, to highlight the project. Artwork inspired by the civil rights movement will also be on display from neighborhood students.

Damien Hirst
Where: Gagosian Galleries (NYC locations can be found here)
When: Thru February 18
Price: Free
Artist Damien Hirst brings his much-talked about spot paintings to Gagosian Galleries worldwide, with three of the galleries right here in New York. Whether you believe it's a stunt or an actual display of artistic expression, take a look for yourself this weekend, as Hirst's dots are undeniably the hottest topic in the art world at the moment.

Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway; (212) 864-5400
When: Monday, 6:30PM
Price: Free
Performances and a screening of "The Apollos" honor Martin Luther King Day at Symphony Space. Dance visionaries Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman will also lead a conversation discussing their work inspired by the late civil rights leader.

Nat Baldwin of The Dirty Projectors
Where: Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 383-0885
When: Sunday, 10:30PM
Price: Free
Sip with sophistication at cocktail haven Manhattan Inn this Sunday, where bassist for The Dirty Projecttors, Nat Baldwin, takes to the stage for the piano bar's live concert series.

David Bowie+Elvis Presley Birthday Bash
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street; (212) 505-3474
When: Sunday, 10PM
Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
Celebrate rock royalty at Le Poisson Rouge, where a birthday bash honoring David Bowie and Elvis Presley is sure to include much dancing, sing-a-longs, and glam rock.

The Gowanus Art Fair
Where: Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th Street, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, 7PM-2AM
Price: $10
The first ever Gowanus Art Fair brings together one-act plays, local bands, and tons of visual art to celebrate emerging artists in the community for a party inside the 12,000 square-foot steel mill transformed Gowanus Ballroom.

The O'Jay's Concert
Where: Lehman Center, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx; (718) 960-8833
When: Saturday, 8PM
Price: $55-65
Saturday evening, legendary R&B group, The O'Jays, take their "Love Train" to the Bronx at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.