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

Cal Ripken

Cal Ripken (Credit: Getty)

Workspace: Works in progress
Go behind the scenes to see works in progress by emerging city artists and writers who are part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, a nine-month studio residency program. (Sunday, noon-6 p.m., FREE, RSVP required, LMCC Workspace Studios, 125 Maiden Ln., 14th floor, lmcc.net/calendar/event/worksinprogress)

Cal Ripken Jr. book signing
Well, we know he knows his baseball — now it’s time to find out if Ripken knows his fiction. The Hall of Famer will be on hand to sign “Hothead,” the first book in his new baseball fiction series for kids. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., FREE, Borders Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-9775, borders.com)

Gabrielle Hamilton in conversation with Anthony Bourdain
Where else would you find two kick-ass chefs in a room together? No, not in a restaurant, smarty pants. Gabrielle Hamilton discusses her new book, “Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef,” with celebrity chef Bourdain. Sounds like a tasty morsel. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, barnesandnoble.com)

Gallery tours in the LES/Downtown
Art-world pros will lead you around some Lower East Side/Downtown art galleries. Not the guided-tour type? Grab a map and gallery guide and go at your own pace. (Sunday, noon-3 p.m., tours on the hour, FREE, first-come first-served, New Museum, 235 Bowery St., 212-253-0700, armoryartsweek.com)

‘The Rover’
This March, the World Financial Center will turn into Carnival in 17th-century Naples. Step back in time and onto the set of the original feminist comedy “The Rover.” The show runs until March 20, but check for the schedule. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty St., 212-945-0505, artsworldfinancialcenter.com)

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