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Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith signing
You may know him as Silent Bob, but you can be sure that film director Kevin Smith won't be silent at the signing of his new book, "Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good," a memoir detailing his life, his filmmaking and how an average Joe from Jersey hit the big time. Stop by Barnes & Noble on Wednesday to get some advice for yourself. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

Women's History Month

Women in song
Celebrate Women's History Month with the National Park Service as early-American balladeer Linda Russell explores the lives of 18th-century women in song. There will also be excerpts from diaries and letters of the day, and an NPS ranger will speak about women in U.S. history, from the Revolutionary War to the suffragette movement. (Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall St., 212-825-6990,


Brazil Tourism Board unveils tourism site
Get a taste of Brazil at Grand Central Station as Embratur, the Brazil Tourism Board, offers up a look at the cultural offerings of the South American country, which will host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Enjoy traditional music and food and get a sneak peek at the new Embratur website. (Tuesday, noon-5:30 p.m., FREE, Grand Central Station Vanderbilt Hall, 42nd St. and Park Ave.,


National Wellness Week
As National Wellness Week hits the city, more than 100 restaurants, spas and gyms will be offering FREE events and discounts to help you feel your best. Highlights include a FREE makeover session at Cindy Barshop's Completely Bare Spa and FREE mini-manis at the Tribeca Beauty Spa. (Mon., 2-8 p.m., Tribeca Beauty Spa, 8 Harrison St.; Tues., 7-9 p.m., Cindy Barshop's Completely Bare Spa, 25 Bond St.,


Occupy Wall Street: The Photo Exhibit
Get a behind-the-scenes look at OWS: Photo documentarians Giles Clarke and Peter Harris captured scenes from the first three months of the protest, which will be displayed in large-format black-and-white prints. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., FREE, Yippee Museum Café, 9 Bleecker St., 212-677-5918,

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