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Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett Credit: Carol Burnett (Getty Images)

Carol Burnett will be signing copies of her new book, a tribute to her daughter Carrie Hamilton, who died at 38 of cancer. Burnett shares Hamilton’s diary, photos and correspondence as she traces her daughter’s recovery from drug addiction, and her successful career as an actress, writer, musician and director. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com)

Lecture

Silver Jews’ David Berman
Breaking three years of silence, David Berman, the reclusive singer-songwriter who fronted rock band Silver Jews, will give a talk tonight at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College. Silver Jews came out with six full-length albums from 1994 to 2008 and garnered a cultlike following. The event, though FREE to the public, requires a reservation. (Monday night, 7 p.m., FREE, Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th St., 212-729-2910, macaulay.cuny.edu/community)

Drinks

R Lounge whiskey tasting
The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel will be offering up FREE tastes of whiskey tomorrow evening to anyone who drops by. So come on down and sip on brands like Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniels single-barrel whiskey in the comfort of the R Lounge. (Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., FREE, R Lounge at Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Ave., 212-261-5200, rlounge timessquare.com)

Art

‘The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art’
Check out the role that still life has played in the development of Pop Art with this exhibit at Acquavella Galleries. “The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art” features more than 75 works organized into the four themes: food and drink, the garden, body parts, and clothing and housewares. (Opens Wednesday, through May 24, call for hours, FREE, Acquavella Galleries, 18 E. 79th St., 212-734-6300, acquavellagalleries.com)
 

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