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Cheap$kate: Nov. 8-14



Book signing

Adam Richman

Bring your appetite, because the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, host of Man v. Food, is sure to get you hungry as he discusses his book, “America the Edible: A Hungry History from Sea to Dining Sea.” You might want to scope out some places to nosh after. (Today, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St. at Greenwich St.,, 212-587-5389)


Crystal Stilts

Support locally grown talent and head to Brooklyn to let your earbuds be swept away by the Crystal Stilts’ noise pop sound. (Sunday, 8 p.m., FREE, 21+, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. btwn N 11th and N 12thsts.,, 718-963-3369)


Eco-Fashion: Going Green

Green is the new black; at least in fashion it is. The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibit featuring more than 100 garments, accessories and textiles, presented chronologically, that illustrate the relationship between fashion and the environment. (Closes Saturday, Tuesday through Friday: noon - 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,FREE, The Museum at FIT, Seventh Ave. at 27th St.,, 212-217-4558)

Book signing

Rainn Wilson

From assistant to the regional manager, to rocker, to author, Rainn Wilson will be on hand to answer life’s big questions, or maybe just discuss and sign his book, “SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.” Either way, it should be good. (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at 67th St.,, 212-595-6859)


Curious Burlesque

Christina Aguilera and Cher may be shining the spotlight on “Burlesque” in their new movie, but nothing beats the in-person experience. See for yourself at Curious Burlesque + Dance this weekend at Piano’s NYC. (Sunday, 10 p.m. doors, FREE, Piano’s Upstairs, 158 Ludlow St. at Stanton St.,, 212-505-3733)


Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

Bryant Park once again is transformed into a one-stop shop for your holiday gifting needs. Shopping will cost you, but window — or should we say kiosk? — shopping is always free. (Monday to Friday until Jan. 2, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., FREE to look, Bryant Park, 42nd St. and Sixth Ave.,, 212-661-6640)



Stand-up and improv shouldn’t mix ... or should they? It may end up being one big [insert show title here] after one comic’s stand-up routine is turned into improv by him and another comic, but we’re willing to take that risk for a good laugh. (Saturday, 8 p.m., FREE, The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave. at 49th Ave., Long Island City,, 718-706-8783)


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