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Penn Jillette

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Penn Jillette
Funny magician Penn Jillette - the taller half of magic duo Penn & Teller - will be signing copies of his latest book, "Every Day is an Atheist Holiday," at Barnes & Noble Tribeca this Wednesday. Stop by for what's sure to be a magical evening. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., 212-587-5389,


Bach at One, Pipes at One & Concerts at One
Have a classic lunch - or rather a classical lunch this week with three FREE concerts at Trinity Wall Street. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday stop by at 1 p.m. for Bach at One, Pipes at One and Concerts at One, respectively. Monday you'll get some Bach and Schutz performed by the Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Wednesday will bring a solo organ recital; and Thursday's performance will be a jazz one featuring Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. (Monday & Wed., 1 p.m., FREE, St. Paul's Chapel, Fulton & Broadway; Thurs., 1 p.m., FREE, Trinity Church, Wall & Broadway; 212-602- 0800,

Book signing

Kris Carr and chef Chad Sarno
Health advocate and New York Times best-selling author Kris Carr and Whole Foods healthy eating program's senior culinary educator chef Chad Sarno will sign copies of their new book, "Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution," Tuesday evening at the Whole Foods Market Tribeca. Stop by for the signing, a cooking demo and a chance to taste some of the recipes from the book. (Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., FREE, Whole Foods Market Tribeca cafe level, 270 Greenwich St., 212-349- 6555, wholefoodsmarket .com/stores/tribeca)


Soap making
Get your hands dirty and then clean - and help out superstorm Sandy victims while you're at it - with a soap-making event at Make Meaning, a creative activity destination on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. Stop by with the kids Monday evening for some FREE soap making. There will also be a diaper drive on site for donations. All soaps, diapers and proceeds will be donated to Baby Buggy, a charitable organization helping families in Staten Island and the Rockaways. (Monday, 3-6 p.m., FREE, Make Meaning, 1501 Third Ave., 212-744-0011 or 329 Columbus Ave., 212-362- 0350,


'50 Years of Rocking the Art World - A Celebration of The Rolling Stones'
So how does it feel to be like a rolling stone? Here's your chance to find out - sort of. Stop by the Broome Street Gallery for "50 Years of Rocking the Art World - A Celebration of The Rolling Stones," presented by Symbolic London. The exhibit honors artists who have been commissioned and inspired by the iconic British rockers. Also on display will be Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyric sheet to "Like A Rolling Stone." The exhibit will run through Feb. 4. (Tuesday, call for times, FREE, Broome Street Gallery, 498 Broome St., 212-682-4966,


Justice Lost: The Fight to Free Damien Echols
This Saturday, stop by the New York Law School for a day dedicated to the West Memphis Three, a group of three teens convicted (many believe wrongfully) for the murder of three boys in West Memphis, Ark., in the early '90s. The three men, including alleged ringleader Damien Echols, right, were recently released from prison due to new evidence presented in the case. Echols will be on hand, along with his defense team, for an advance screening of the documentary "West of Memphis" and a panel discussion. Though the day is FREE, make sure you RSVP to (Saturday, 12:30-6:30 p.m., FREE, New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, 212-431-2327,

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