Happening This Weekend: “The Chintz Age,” Gallery Openings, “Graveyard” at Bowery Ballroom

"The Chintz Age" by Ed Hamilton.
"The Chintz Age" by Ed Hamilton.
“The Chintz Age” by Ed Hamilton.

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.