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

A scene from E.T.

A scene from E.T. Photo Credit: Handout

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' screening
E.T. will try to phone home from the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum this Friday. Find a seat on the deck and view the beloved, out-of-this-world '80s Steven Spielberg classic. (Friday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. at 12th Ave., 646-381-5163,

Aretha Franklin
The queen of soul is coming to Coney Island, and you better give her some R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha Franklin takes the stage at the 33rd Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series on Thursday. So nosh on a couple of delicious Nathan's dogs and let Aretha's powerful pipes envelop your ear buds. (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, W. 21st St. and Surf Ave., Coney Island,

As if! Valley girls invade Brooklyn on Wednesday with this FREE screening of "Clueless." Put on your best Cali look and come out to the McCarren Park SummerScreen for the film, music and grub. (Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., FREE, McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. and N. 12th St., Williamsburg,

Maroon 5
We want to put our "Hands All Over" Adam Levine, center, and the Maroon 5 boys, just like the title of their new album tells us to, but we'll have to keep them to ourselves for legal reasons. We can always look and listen to the quintet for FREE, however, thanks to the "Today" show's Toyota Concert Series. (Friday, first-come, first-served, FREE, "Today" show, Rockefeller Center Plaza at 49th St.,

Alloy Orchestra, Ra Ra Riot and Ailey II
Spend the weekend at Prospect Park celebrating Brooklyn with an Alloy Orchestra performance accompanying Fritz Lang's seminal silent film "Metropolis" Thursday, the beats of Ra Ra Riot on Friday and the dance stylings of Ailey II performing Alvin Ailey's signature work "Revelations" in a special 50th-anniversary celebration of its premiere, on Saturday. (Thurs., Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 8 p.m., FREE, Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West and Ninth St.,

David Wallace
Ever wonder what our awesome city was like in the Roaring Twenties? Here's your chance to find out. David Wallace brings the NYC of the '20s to life with anecdotes and inside profiles of the people that helped the city roar in the age of Prohibition, the Mafia and the birth of radio. (Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., FREE, Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, 212-473-1452,


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