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Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria
She may play a desperate housewife on TV, but Eva Longoria’s got skills in the kitchen. She’s stepping off Wisteria Lane and coming to NYC to sign copies of her debut cookbook, “Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking With Love for Family and Friends.” Get there early to snag one of the limited number of wristbands to get in. (Monday, 6:30 p.m., FREE, Borders Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, borders.com, 212-823-9775)

Knights of Bruklyn Home Brewers Sentry Competition
Place your vote for your favorite home brew from more than 15 contestants in the Knights of Bruklyn Home Brewers Sentry Competition tomorrow at Union Hall. The people’s choice award is a first for the Knights. Also chow down on cheese and beef jerky. Yum! (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope, unionhallny.com, 718-638-4400)

Tina Fey
Tina Fey has gone pretty damn far to get to 30 Rock — the Rockefeller Center and her hit sitcom. Now she dishes the dirt on her path from nerdy adolescent to nerdy adult in her new memoir, “Bossypants.” (Friday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., bn.com, 212-253-0810)

Photography of Ed Kashi
What do elderly Americans and the environmental issues facing Madagascar have in common? Photo journalist Ed Kashi, that’s what. Kashi’s dual exhibit brings into focus the changes confronting aging boomers and the economic development and ecological preservation of Madagascar. (Tue.-Sat. to May 14, noon-4 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 200 Vesey St., artsworldfinancialcenter.com, 212-945-0505)

‘Robots Inspired by Nature and Beyond’
Come and interact with robots at the latest installment of the SciCafe. The robots might not be smarter than us yet, but scientist Dennis Hong — who designs the moving machines with inspiration from nature — probably is. OK, he definitely is. He’ll be there to tell you all about them. (Wednesday, FREE with cash bar, 21+, 7 p.m., Cullman Hall of the Universe, Central Park West at 81st St., amnh.org)

Jesse Ventura
We had Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Then came Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. And now we have Jesse Ventura and his new book, “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read.” He’ll be at Borders tonight to make sure you get the whole truth. (Monday, 6 p.m., FREE, Borders Penn Plaza, 2 Penn Plz., borders.com, 212-244-1814)
 

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