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Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography at The

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Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography

The relationship between darkness and light can be witnessed in the works of many photographers. In this new exhibit at Scandinavia House, 10 photogs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden showcase their take on this relationship through more than 30 recent works that range in subject matter from an imaginary journey to...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in New York City this week

Ceramic figurines created by Robin VanValkenburgh

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Robin VanValkenburgh showcases special Valentine's collection of ceramic figurines

Classic childhood tales are brought to ceramic life by artist Robin VanValkenburgh, whose figurines combine human and animal creatures that evoke the sense of stories from our youth -- picture an 18.5-inch tall anthropomorphic bunny-cowboy mix. VanValkenburgh will be showcasing and signing her work at PIQ Grand...

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I Heart Ice Sculpture at Brookfield Place

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Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day at Brookfield PlaceLove is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day approaching, so grab your paramour and head on down to Brookfield Place Feb. 13-14, 2014  for a “Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day,” complete with FREE concert and an ice sculpture wonderland. Stroll through the I Heart Ice Sculpture wonderland of Valentine’s Day-themed ice carvings — you can view a...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend

B.J. Novak

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B. J. Novak signs copies of his new bookFrom an “Office” desk to a writer’s desk. Actor, comedian, director and screenwriter B.J. Novak — you may know him from “The Office” and “Inglourious Basterds” — has penned a new tome, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.” The multi-talented Novak will be signing copies Feb. 6, 2014, at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Feb. 6, 2014, 7 p.m., doors a...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

The Beatles are featured in "Ladies and Gentlemen

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'Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!'

Beatlemania hits the Big Apple this week in honor of the anniversary of the iconic band's first visit to New York 50 years ago. Beginning this Thursday and running through May 10, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center will showcase rare artifacts and more, along with FREE programs and screenings featuring the Fab Four. (Opens...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend

WWE Diva Natalya

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WWE Diva Natalya signs copies of Flex Magazine

WWE Diva and "Total Divas" star Natalya will be signing copies of the February issue of Flex Magazine. And don't try anything fresh -- she could totally take you. (Jan. 30, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway, 212-362-8835, bn.com)

Modell's Hot Chocolate Truck

Get warmed up and ready for that Super Bowl...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

chinese new year

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'Butter Body Politic' artistic performance by Jessica Posner

You'd better believe it's butter in this artistic performance of "Butter Body Politic" by artist and feminist Jessica Posner. As the first installment of a new series at Strange Loop Gallery that promotes artists who use performance to showcase different perspectives, "BBP" is Posner's way of rebelling against being called "a pretty...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend

"Organic Material"

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Pratt Institute exhibits and panel discussion Stop by the Pratt Institute Thursday to peruse its newest exhibit, “Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion,” featuring the work of Pratt’s fashion students who were challenged to use knitwear to create fine art. And a few blocks away, check out “0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,” a multi-medium exhibit that challenges...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in New York City this week

H. David Stein

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"Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers"

Take in a hint of spring amid the cold winter weather with this exhibit at the Queens Botanical Garden. In "Deconstructed Flowers," photographer H. David Stein features photos that showcase flowers' intricate details. Stein grasps the full depth of his subjects by layering several shots into one picture so you can really see the...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events this week in NYC

Snooki

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Snooki dishes on motherhood, signs copy of new book Poof up that hair, don your leopard-print apparel and head over to Barnes & Noble at Citigroup Center on Wednesday for a book signing by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. The petite reality TV star discusses her foray into motherhood and how she’s been fusing her party girl past with her motherly present in her new book, “Baby Bumps: From party girl...

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