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Bethenny Frankel

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Book signing

Bethenny Frankel
Real housewife Bethenny Frankel brings her "skinnygirl" self to Barnes & Noble this Thursday to sign copies of her latest book, "Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life," which outlines her philosophy for pursuing one's goals and overcoming challenges. (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

Lucas Klauss
Brooklyn-based author Lucas Klauss will be signing copies of his first novel, "Everything You Need to Survive an Apocalypse" this Saturday at Book Court. The young-adult novel details the life of Phillip, a typical teenage boy, as he deals with daily life and falling in love. (Saturday, 7 p.m., FREE, Book Court, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill, 718-875-3677,


Wasabassco Burlesque
Why not kick off the new year with some burlesque? Brooklyn-based Doc Wasabassco's burlesque show is letting it all hang out for FREE this weekend at the Bell House so that everyone can enjoy the raunchy beauty of burlesque. (Saturday, 8 p.m. doors, FREE, the Bell House, 149 Seventh St., 718-643-6510,


The Apollo Project: All-star 30th anniversary concert
No need to leave orbit for this musical tribute celebrating the 30th anniversary of Brian Eno's "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks." The FREE concert kicks off the 2012 New York Guitar Festival and will feature the Brooklyn ambient ensemble Itsnotyouitsme, guitarist Larry Campbell and special guests like Phish's Mike Gordon, right, Tortoise's Jeff Parker, Noveller and David Torn. (Friday, 8 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St., 212-945-0505,


Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The music of Kate Bush
Vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes on re-creating and reinterpreting the work of British pop recluse Kate Bush in his latest endeavor. Bleckmann will be joined by percussionist John Hollenbeck, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, keyboardist Henry Hey and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar and laptop. Check it out for FREE at Lincoln Center this Thursday. (Thursday, 8:30 p.m., FREE, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 62nd St.,

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