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Blake Shelton
Get yourself in the mood for some good ol' country music: Blake Shelton is coming to the Toyota Concert Series on "Today" Friday. We'll admit, we didn't know much about the country star before "The Voice" either, but now we can't get enough. (Friday, first-come, first-served, FREE, "Today" show Window on the World Studio, Rockefeller Center at 49th St.,

Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project
Life is one big puzzle. At least we think so. Check out the Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project this month at the Spattered Columns Exhibition Space. If you want to contribute your piece of the puzzle, do so before the exhibition for $10. See the website for details, and take part in the puzzle-piece workshop on July 19 from 6-9 p.m. (Wednesday-July 27, Mon.-Thurs., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Spattered Columns Exhibition Space, Art Connects New York, 491 Broadway, fifth floor, 646-546-5334,

Syfy 'Movies With a View'
Take in "Manhattan" with a view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 12th season of the Syfy "Movies with a View" series kicks off with the Woody Allen classic. Get there early to snag good spots, as lawn capacity is limited, and take in some tunes while you wait. (Thursday, 6-11 p.m., FREE, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn,

A Dance to Spring: The Drawings of Jules Feiffer
We know it's the heart of summer, but check out "A Dance to Spring: The Drawings of Jules Feiffer," opening this Saturday as part of the River to River Festival. On exhibit will be cartoons, watercolors and iris prints by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, author and playwright. (Saturday-July 17, daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., July 19-Aug. 14, Tues.-Sun., noon-4 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey St.,

Broadway in Bryant Park
No time to catch a Broadway show? No worries! Broadway's coming to Bryant Park during your lunch hour this summer, for the 11th year in a row. This Thursday, check out the biggest hits from "Stomp," "Baby It's You," "Sister Act" and "Zarkana" in the park. (Thursday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., FREE, Bryant Park,

Comedy in the Park
Spend a summer evening outside laughing your butt off at Comedy in the Park. Enjoy stand-up, music and refreshments in the heart of the Theater District. Just be sure to visit the site to score some free tix. (Thursday, 8-10:30 p.m., FREE, Ritz Plaza Park, 235 W. 48th St.,



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