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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou
In “Mom & Me & Mom,” renowned author Maya Angelou once again delves into her personal story, but for the first time, she details the complexities of her relationship with her mother. Stop by Barnes & Noble Union Square Tuesday evening to hear Angelou discuss her book and sign her latest work. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,


Great GoogaMooga
The Great GoogaMooga makes its return to Brooklyn this year. But don’t jump out of your seats just yet — the festival isn’t happening until mid-May. So why are we teasing you now? Well, if you want to score some FREE tix, you better get to a computer Monday! General admission tickets for Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 will be awarded through an online giveaway that runs from noon Monday to Wednesday. The FREE tix will be given away at random and if you’re a lucky winner, you’ll be notified by email on or before next Wednesday. Otherwise, you can go online to purchase VIP tickets and/or tickets to the kickoff event on Friday, May 17, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips and The Darkness. (Monday, noon, through Wednesday, FREE,

Author Event

Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen, the man behind the “Real Housewives” franchise and host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, will be at Barnes & Noble Thursday evening discussing his book “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture.” The book details Cohen’s rise to fame from being a TV- and pop culture-obsessed kid, to interviewing his idol Susan Lucci for his college newspaper, to finally making it to the small screen, both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253- 0810,


Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca/Poet In New York
Join the largest-ever celebration of the work of influential Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. The festival will feature more than two dozen events throughout Manhattan, anchored by a world-premiere exhibit at the New York Public Library, “Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca/Poet In New York.” The exhibit at NYPL will showcase original manuscripts, drawings, letters and photos made by Lorca during his time in New York. (Opens Friday through July 20, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. on Tues. & Wed., FREE, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery, Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., 917-275-6975,,

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