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Book talk
Rev Run and Tyrese Gibson
"Manology" might sound like a guy thing, but don't be fooled by the title. Ladies, you'll want to listen up as singer/actor Tyrese Gibson and Reverend Run of Run DMC reveal the secrets of a man's mind in their new relationship advice book, "Manology." So stop by Barnes & Noble Union Square Tuesday to hear the pair's insights on all things love - and sex - related. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

Viridian Artists' 3rd International Juried Photography Competition
Check out the winners of Viridian Artists' 3rd International Juried Photography Competition on view at Viridian Artists gallery starting Tuesday. The exhibit, which will run until Feb. 23, will showcase the work of 25 photographers from around the world. Scope out the special reception this Saturday from 4-7 p.m. (Opens Tuesday, Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Viridian Artists, 548 W. 28th St., sixth fl., 212-414-4040,

Author Event
Heather McDonald
"Chelsea Lately" writer and star Heather McDonald made The New York Times bestseller list with her first memoir, "You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again," which detailed her dating escapades. Now she's back to tell it like it is as a wife, mother, writer, performer, producer - you get the point - in "My Inappropriate Life." Hear McDonald talk about her inappropriate life this Wednesday at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., 212-587-5389,

Barbara Bui summer collection preview
Get wined and dined with champagne and sweet treats as you peruse the newest styles from fashion designer Barbara Bui at Intermix on Madison Avenue this Thursday, with the musical stylings of DJ Brendan Fallis. If you've got an eye for fashion, you won't want to miss this. You'll get an exclusive sneak peak at Bui's summer collection. RSVP to (Thursday, 6-8 p.m., FREE, Intermix, 1003 Madison Ave., 212-249-7858,

'Emotional Ubiquity' - A lecture on technology and art
Technology and art find fusion in Brooklyn as interactive media artists Hwayong Jung and Sue G. Syn discuss the use of cutting-edge technology and new media in art in "Emotional Ubiquity" - a lecture on technology and art. Jung and Syn will talk about how technology and social media can be used to emphasize sociocultural issues and promote communication in art at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery Thursday evening. (Thursday, 7-9 p.m., FREE, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton St.,

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