(Note: The opening of this exhibit has been postponed due to weather and will now take place on September 20.) Before Times Square was cleaned up, before Alphabet City had its own Trader Joe’s and Magnolia Cupcakes, New York City was known for grittier things, including its drug-fueled, graffiti-splattered, downtown art scene. For the painters, writers, filmmakers and musicians in the late ’70s and early ’80s who gravitated to the Lower East Side, street art was experimental, raw, and authentic. Focused around the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 “Untitled” became the most expensive piece of American art to sell at auction, the Maier Museum (1 Quinlan St.) opens its 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art today with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat” runs from September 14 through December 14, with numerous scheduled events, including film screenings, family-art afternoons, readings, and lectures. Call (434) 947-8136 or click here for more info.