Some of the things happening on the Lower East Side This Weekend:
–The bluesy retro rock band, Peoples Blues of Richmond, plays Bowery Ballroom tonight at 9 p.m. $18.
–New York-based guitarist Yonatan Gat has an early gig at Mercury Lounge tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10.
–Tonight from 6-8 p.m., the Taittinger Gallery holds an opening reception for Ballet Mécanique, a group exhibition examining “the diminishing divide between the natural and the artificial.”