Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach (Credit: Burt Bacharach (Getty Images) )

Burt Bacharach book signing
What the world needs now is the smooth stylings of Burt Bacharach. Lucky for us, the Oscar- and Grammy-wining composer will be offering up some tunes and conversation to celebrate the launch of his memoir, “Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music,” at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side Monday night. Seating is first-come, first-served, with priority spots for those who buy the book. And just so you’re aware, no other memorabilia, books or CDs will be signed. (Monday night, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington Ave., 150 E. 86th St., 212-369-2180, bn.com)


World’s Largest Game of Words With Friends
Brush up on your vocabulary this Wednesday night to show off your word-making skills at the world’s largest game of Words With Friends, hosted by Crystal Light. The multiplayer game will be live streamed on a giant eight-story-high board, and players who enter a word during the live game will be able to score prizes. (Wednesday, 8-11 p.m., FREE, Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St., friends.crystallightliquid.com)

Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party

Spend your Thursdays in May celebrating the County of Kings with the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party series, kicking off this week. Enjoy band and DJ performances, dance lessons and more as you boogie the night away at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. This week’s theme is the New Orleans Dance Party, featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation and The Freedom Party NYC; it’ll be an Afro-Cuban Dance Party next week and the Old School Funk & Hip-Hop Dance Party the week after. (Thursdays in May, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Furman St. at Old Fulton St., brooklynbridgepark.org)

Author Event

Wendy Williams
Here’s your chance to ask Wendy how she’s doin’! Stop by B&N Tribeca Tuesday to chat it up with radio and TV personality Wendy Williams, who will be signing copies of her new book, “Ask Wendy,” in which she takes on questions from viewers across the country and provides advice on relationships, families, style and sex. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., FREE, B&N Tribeca, 97 Warren St., 212-587- 5389, bn.com)


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