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Michael Moore: ‘Here Comes Trouble’

We all know Michael Moore the documentarian. Monday, youíll get the chance to meet Michael Moore the memoirist as he signs copies of his “antimemoir,” “Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life,” at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Monday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,
A Taste of Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn’s Park Slope houses restaurant after restaurant after ... you get the point. Google
Places is giving you the chance to sample a slew of Fifth Avenue hot spots Thursday so that finding a place to eat next time around is a bit easier. The first 150 people to stop by the Google Places table get a FREE ticket redeemable for food and drink as well as some Google swag. (Thursday, 6-8 p.m., FREE, 269 Fifth Ave. at First St., parkslopefifthavenue
‘Trains on Film’ series on the High Line
We can’t really think of a more perfect place to watch films about trains than on the High
Line. So grab some popcorn, find a spot and jump on board for the “Trains on Film” series. This Friday debuts the short film “All Aboard!,” next week is “Some Like It Hot,” and the week after that is “Strangers on a Train.” Ride on over! (Friday, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 and 30, 7 p.m., FREE, High Line, 14th St. Passage, thehigh
Inked Up: Printmakers and the Parks
Sometimes our lovely city can feel like a big, gray, scary behemoth. But sprinkled throughout are the beautiful parks that serve as little oases in the urban madness. “Inked Up” showcases 47 prints inspired by the city’s parks and created by 30 artists of the Art Students League of New York. (Every day until Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, Arsenal Gallery, Arsenal Building, 830 Fifth Ave., third fl., 212-360-8163,
Tang’s 2011 NYC Dumpling Festival
Get ready to stuff your face with dumplings from every culture you can think of. Pierogis, pilmeni, potstickers — try them all at the third annual Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival! Admission is FREE, but you’ll have to buy tickets to enjoy some yummy samples. A $20 ticket gets you four tastings. (Saturday, noon-5 p.m., FREE, Sara D. Roosevelt Park on E. Houston St., 718-744-6999,


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