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Cheap$kate: The week's best FREE events in NYC

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Shannen Doherty
Before LC, Speidi and “The Hills,” there was “90210” (the original, of course) and Shannen Doherty. Check out the original ’90s bad girl at the signing of her book “Badass.”
(Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Borders Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, borders.com, 212-823-9775)

‘Tomaselli’s Universe’ at Brooklyn Museum
Get cultured this weekend at the Brooklyn Museum, courtesy of Target First Saturdays. As part of “Tomaselli’s Universe,” folk musicians The Wingdale Community Singers and country singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell play songs that inspire the American artist, and all-female sextet Isle of Klezbos performs klezmer-infused music from 9-10 p.m. (Saturday, 5-11 p.m., Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, btwn Underhill and Classon aves., brooklynmuseum.org, 718-638-5000)

Sophie Crumb
Sophie Crumb could have grown up in the shadow of her famous father, but the daughter of underground comics legend Robert Crumb has made a name for herself as an artist. Hear what the talented family has to say as father and daughter discuss Sophie’s book, “Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist.” (Monday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., btwn Broadway and Park Ave. South, bn.com, 212-253-0810)

‘Hungry for Parasites’
Suck down a few cocktails as Dr. Mark Siddall fills you in on the best spots around the world to nab some leeches and parasites. Come on, you know you want some. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, 21+, cash bar, Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park W., at 81st St., amnh.org/programs/
scicafe, 212-769-5100)

'Freaks and Geeks'
Get your freak — or your geek — on at this two-day “Freaks and Geeks” marathon. Then relive your own high school memories with dodgeball, a mathlete bake sale and a yearbook photo. (Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, bk.knittingfactory .com, 347-529-6696)

Jeff Dunham
Veteran ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham brings all of his selves to NYC. Let us know which personality reads from his book “All By My Selves.” (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Borders Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, borders .com, 212-823-9775)

 

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