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Rick Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' book signing
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the pawn business straight from Rick Harrison of Las Vegas' World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. The star of the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" will be signing copies of "License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold and Silver" tonight at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Monday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

Skin Cancer Foundation Sun Safety Expo
The onset of warm weather means we're all busting out the bathing suits and heading for the beach. But we suggest that first you head to the Skin Cancer Foundation Sun Safety Expo on Thursday to learn how to take care of your skin, have its health evaluated and nab some FREE product samples. Olympian and captain of the USA Women's National Soccer Team Christie Rampone will make a special appearance. (Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. and Park Ave.,

SummerStage Opening Night: Yo-Yo Ma
When you think of classical cellists, we're going to bet the first name that comes to mind is Yo-Yo Ma. See the 16-time Grammy Award winner kick off this year's City Parks Foundation annual free concert series at SummerStage tomorrow with the help of his internationally acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., FREE, Central Park main stage, Rumsey Playfield,

Club Fit yoga workshop
Get your body in shape while relaxing your mind every Saturday through September at the New York Restoration Project's Restore Yourself: Club Fit free outdoor yoga-workshop series. The hour-long sessions are led by licensed instructors and are held in both East Harlem and Brooklyn. (Saturdays, through Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-noon, FREE, Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415-417 E. 117th St., and Jane Bailey Community Garden, 327-329 Greene Ave., Clinton Hill,

Internet Week New York
Update your Facebook status, tweet about it and check in with Foursquare at the fourth annual Internet Week New York. With various events throughout the city - some free and others low-priced - the weeklong affair has become a global showcase for NYC's tech scene. (Through June 13, check the website for specific events, inter

Steve-O book signing
He's made a living being a professional idiot on TV and the big screen, and now Stephen Glover, aka Steve-O, has taken it to the printed page in "Professional Idiot: My Insane Quest to Become the World's Most Famous Moron." Meet him in person at Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue this Wednesday. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue, 555 Fifth Ave., 212-697-3048,

Cathedral of St. John the Divine's American Poet's Corner
Get ready for some unexpected surprises in this poetry reading. World-renowned poet Robert Bly's performances are known for things like costumes, masks and audience involvement. Bly will read some of his favorite works and selections from his new poetry book in this spoken word and musical performance. (Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., FREE, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., 212 316-7490,

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