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Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Credit: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Getty Images)

Concert

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
If you don't give a damn 'bout your reputation, head down to Coney Island for a FREE concert by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Rock out this Thursday evening at the 34th annual Seaside Summer Concert Series. And BYO seating as there are only a limited number of chairs available to rent - yes, rent - for $5 a pop. (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, West 21st St. and Surf Ave., 718-222-0600, brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html)

Heads of State
The Heads of State - featuring Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant - hit Wingate Field in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Monday night for this FREE performance, part of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series. Seating is limited, so bring your own if you can. (Monday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Wingate Field, Brooklyn Ave. btwn Rutland Rd. and Winthrop St., 718-222-0600, brooklynconcerts.com/mlk.html)

'Up' screening
Fly up, up and away, all the way to Beach 106th St. in Rockaway Beach for this FREE screening of Pixar's "Up" on Thursday night. Bring blankets, beach chairs and picnics and enjoy an evening on the beach, part of Rockaway Civic Association's Beach Flix film series. (Thursday, movie at sundown, FREE, Beach 106th Street, Rockaway Beach, rockawaybeachflix.com)

Movie

'The Big Lebowski'
Dude, don your most comfy robe, slippers and shades and meander on down to Tompkins Square Park for this FREE screening of "The Big Lebow-ski," part of Free Films in Tompkins Park. And join in the celebration of Two Boots' 25th anniversary by noshing on some FREE pizza. (Thursday, 6 p.m., FREE, Tompkins Square Park, btwn Avenues A and B and E. Seventh and E. 10th sts., filmsintompkins2012.com)

Movie

'Zombieland'
Are you ready for the Zombie apocalypse? This FREE screening of "Zombieland" as part of the Red Hook Flicks film series should help prepare you. Just remember to take plenty of notes. The movie provides a nice tutorial with lots of tips on how to survive a Zombie-filled world. Nut up or shut up! (Tuesday, 8:30ish, FREE, Valentino Pier, Ferris St. btwn Coffey and Van Dyke sts., redhookflicks.com)

Book signing

R. Kelly
Go on a "Soulacoaster" ride with R. Kelly this Friday as the three-time Grammy award-winning artist signs copies of his book, "Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me," at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. It's a wristband event, so call the store for details. (Friday, 6 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., 212-587-5389, bn.com)

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