Here are some of the things happening on the Lower East Side this weekend:
–At Bluestockings from 7-8 p.m. tonight, author Ed Hamilton reads from his new book, “The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss For a New York.” 172 Allen St.
–Songwriter Sonya Kitchell plays Mercury Lounge tonight at 8:30 p.m. $12.
–From 6-8 p.m., tonight the James Cohan Gallery hosts an opening reception for, “Things People Do,” a solo exhibition by painter Mernet Larswn. The gallery is located at 291 Grand St.
—At Cuchifritos in the Essex Street Market this evening, there’s an opening from 5-7 p.m. for “(a(version)s),” which “features original compositions from 10 sound artists who use sampling as an integral part of their practice.” 120 Essex St.
—The Morris-Warren Gallery presents “Visible Histories,” a group show featuring a selection of artists representing the American Abstract Artist’s Association, in celebration of the organization’s 80th Anniversary. 7-9 p.m. tonight, 171 Chrystie St.
–The gallery, onetwentyeight, hosts an opening reception for, “Maxwell Stevens: Summer Table Paintings.” tonight from 6-8 p.m. 128 Rivington St.
–Tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the New Museum a panel of artists and curators take part in a conversation titled, “Fold, Screen, Skin: Contemporary Space in Contemporary Art.” It coincides with the Cheryl Donegan’s new exhibition, which opened just this week.
–Swedish rock band, Graveyard, plays Bowery Ballroom Saturday at 9:30 p.m. $20.
—Tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Spectrum, flutist Martha Cargo and violin/viola duo andPlay present a double bill of music. 121 Ludlow St., 7 p.m.
–Sunday from 7-9 p.m., Participant opens, “Peter Hendrick, Convocation,” a 5-channel sound and video installation that presents the output of a computer program devised by the artist to translate prominent religious texts into Morse code. 253 East Houston St.
–Sunday from 6-8 p.m., Envoy Enterprises opens a new exhibition, “Metrocard Merry-go-round +3, we all fall down,” by Richard Bloes. 87 Rivington St.