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Cheap$kate: This week's Best FREE events in NYC

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The Attendants
Remember those pick-your-adventure books? Well, this is sort of like that. Influence the actions of two performers enclosed in a plastic cube for six hours a day with your texts (646-580-CUBE) and tweets ( Then watch “The Attendants” respond live either in person or on (Thurs.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. daily, FREE, World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St., 212-945-0505,

Harlem, Take Care of Yourself Health Fair
Your health is priceless, but it certainly is nice when checking up on it is FREE. The City College of New York is sponsoring this free health fair, complete with food, music, touch football, face paint, arts and crafts, and giveaways. (Saturday, noon-4 p.m., the Quad at City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., 212-650-7000,

Bellevue Literary Review Spring Reading
Bellevue Hospital might not be the first place you think of for a poetry reading, but it’s having one on Sunday to celebrate the Bellevue Literary Review, “a journal of humanity and human experience.” Refreshments will be served. (Sunday, 5 p.m., FREE, Bellevue Hosptial — Rotunda, 462 First Ave., 212-263-3973,

LMCC ‘Workspace’ Open-Studio Weekend
Scope out NYC artists in their element at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “Workspace” open-studio weekend. Go behind the scenes and meet the artists and writers as they craft their masterpieces. (Fri., 7-9 p.m., Sat., noon-7 p.m., Sun., noon-5 p.m., FREE, LMCC “Workspace” Studios, 125 Maiden Lane, 14th fl., RSVP to

Jan Conradi and Paul Shaw
The subway takes us pretty much everywhere we want or need to go in NYC, but have you ever really stopped to admire the beautiful simplicity of its sign? Authors Jan Conradi and Paul Shaw will sign their book, “Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story,” and discuss, among other things, sign systems, the NYC subway and the lovely font Helvetica (which the signs are in, in case you were wondering.) (Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., FREE, Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, 212-473-1452,

Black Eyed Peas
So the actual FREE concert isn’t until June 9, but in order to attend, you’re going to need to enter your name in a random drawing for one of the 54,000 tickets. And registration is this Wednesday. Aren’t you glad you have Cheap$kate to make sure you know about it? We thought so. (Wednesday, check site early in the a.m., FREE,

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