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“The Seagull” plays through June 23.

“The Seagull” plays through June 23. Credit: “The Seagull” plays through June 23.

Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’
If you’re itching for some theater this week, check out FREE performances of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” presented by the New York Classical Theatre. The troupe brings its acting chops to Central Park again this week through June 23, then the show moves to make its Brooklyn debut at Prospect Park. But don’t expect the usual sit-down theater performances from this company, as they’re known for staging roving productions that make use of their outdoor setting. (Thurs.-Sun. until June 23, 7 p.m., FREE, Central Park, West 103rd St. at Central Park West, 212-252-4531,


Cooper Union’s ‘Show Up’
Stop by Cooper Union this week to check out its end-of-year show, featuring student work that spans the range of architecture, art and engineering. The exhibit will showcase drawings, 3-D models and digital renderings that explore the role of architecture in society; sculpture, painting, graphic design, photography, film and video; and a variety of projects representing different engineering disciplines, including a race car, bridges, mechanical arcade games and a balancing robot, among other things. (Opens Tuesday night, 5-9 p.m., through June 15, Tues.-Sat., noon-7 p.m., FREE, Foundation Building, 7 E. 7th St. & 41 Cooper Square, Third Ave. btwn Sixth & Seventh sts.,


Grape-Nuts ‘What’s Your Mountain?’ campaign
If you’ve dreamed of scaling Mt. Everest, here’s your chance to practice for FREE. Stop by Herald Square Wednesday to take part in the Grape-Nuts “What’s Your Mountain?” campaign by scaling a 30-foot rock climbing wall set up in Herald Square and posting your own “What’s Your Mountain” summit flag at the top. The event is meant to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s ascent of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953. Apparently, Hillary snacked on Grape-Nuts on his way to the top, so make sure to pick up your own FREE sample of Grape-Nuts Fit Cranberry Vanilla cereal before heading out. (Wednesday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Herald Square, 34th St. btwn Sixth Ave. and Broadway,

Meet and greet

The Wanted
If you want to see The Wanted, then you may want to head down to the NBC Experience Store this Friday afternoon. Want to? The British/Irish boy band, featuring Max George, left, will be meeting and greeting fans as the fellas promote their new E! Show, “The Wanted Life,” which chronicles their personal and professional lives. (Friday, 1-3 p.m., FREE, NBC Experience Store, Rockefeller Plaza & W. 49th St., 212-664-3700,

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