All manner of performing and visual artists will contribute to the 15th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Starting with a slate of performances at Theater for the New City (on First Ave between East 9th and East 10th Streets). Then on Saturday, the performances continue inside and outside along East 10th Street at the outdoor street festival. Sunday concludes the festival with yes - more performances at Theater for the New City.
Amazingly, there is no admission charge to any of the performances here, which range from comedy to drama to dance and music, poetry readings, and also youth performances of many varieties.
Schedule of events: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/les.htm