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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

The Caucasion Chalk Circle

The Caucasion Chalk Circle Credit: Handout

Daniel Seddiqui book signing
We’re all searching for that dream job, but in today’s economy, pretty much any job is hard to come by. Daniel Seddiqui’s book chronicles his journey to discover the vast array of opportunities across the states — from cheese making in Wisconsin to border patrol in Arizona to teaching surfing in Hawaii. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway,, 212-473-1452)

Orchestra of St. Luke
Turn off your iPod and go absorb some classical music. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s is commemorating the opening of its new home, the DiMenna Center, with a FREE concert of Mozart favorites. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., FREE, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St.,, 212-594-6100)

‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’
Being in New York, we’re at no loss for theater, but a trip to the Great White Way can be pricey. So lend your support to a group of young actors who make up the Pipeline Theater Co. Wednesday’s performance is pay-what-you-can, so it can be FREE, but try not to be too much of a Cheap$kate. (Wednesday, 8 p.m., pay-what-you-can performance, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.,

Maquina Mono
Kick off or wind down your Friday night out with some Latin spice. Maquina Mono, a bilingual Latin rock band, is playing two FREE sets at Affair on 8th. It’s sure to get your booty shaking, or at least some toes tapping. (Friday, 10 p.m., FREE, Affair on 8th, 35 W. Eighth St.,, 212-253-2999)

Works of Sam Shaw
Best known for his picture of Marilyn Monroe on the subway grate, Sam Shaw captured the Golden Age of Hollywood. Lorie Karnath, author of a book on Shaw, will discuss the photog’s work with his granddaughter Melissa Stevens and film critic Jeffrey Lyons. (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., FREE, RSVP required, the Players, 16 Gramercy Park S.,, 212-475-6116)

Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series
The Brooklyn Writers Space provides local writers a quiet workspace in which to spin their prose. Head down to hear works by fellow New Yorkers Tamar Adler, Esme Hoffman, Stephanie Mankins and Amy Brill. (Friday, 7 p.m., FREE, Book Court, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill,

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