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registration for free, general admission tickets opens today for 'the great googa mooga' festival at prospect park (5/19-20), featuring 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers, and 20 bands. expect site loading delays. >>

5:30pm: you can't make an egg cream by cracking a few eggs, so trust p+h soda co. to whip up the classic new york beverage in celebration of national egg cream day. eastern district (1053 manhattan ave, greenpoint), $3 each. >>

6pm: opening reception for thomas barbèy's b+w surrealist photomontages, 'dreams from the dark room'. emmanuel fremin gallery, free. >>

6:30pm: friends of the high line joshua david and robert hammond tell the inside story of their urban reclamation project that became a beloved park. tenement museum, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: historian and author richard zacks talks about his book island of vice: teddy roosevelt's doomed quest to clean up sin-loving new york city. b+n 82nd + b'way, free. >>

7pm: director terence davies and actress rachel weisz do q+a with entertainment weekly film critic lisa schwarzbaum following a screening of the ny premiere of the deep blue sea. bam, $18. >>

7pm: filmmaker nelson george does a q+a following the doc. he made with diane paragas brooklyn boheme, which recalls the creative forces that emerged from fort greene in the 1980s with interviews from spike lee, rosie perez, vernon reid, chris rock, more. brooklyn historical society, free with $6 museum admission. >>

7pm: drag queen/comedian/singer hedda lettuce hosts a screening of 1955 joan crawford crime drama female on the beach (1955) at clearview chelsea, $7.50 >>

7-10pm: 3rd ward members showcase and sell their sculpture, jewelry, furniture, fashion, textiles and more at its first ever member trunk show. 3rd ward, free. >>

7pm (+ 3/16-17, 22-25): the flea theater continues this season's 'dance conversations' series of works-in-progress and fully developed film and dance pieces with katie balton dance, claire porter/portables, amos pinhasi, leyya mona tawil + lars j. brouwer. moderated by valerie green. free. >>

7:30pm: bob powers (happy cruelty day) hosts 'steamboat: a literary humor series' with guests michael ian black (you're not doing it right) and cintra wilson (care to make love in that gross little space between cars?). greenlight bookstore, free. >>

7:30pm: gelf magazine's non-motivational speaker series returns with celebrity experts weighing in on why we're so obsessed with celebrities. the gallery at lpr, free. >>

7:30pm: new music series 'eavesdropping' presents three innovative experimental collaborations: dance + violin, bass + violin, and two tenor saxes. the tank, $8 online, $10 at the door. >>

7:30pm: the debutante hour, schwervon!, and choban elektrik come together for an eclectic evening of genre-defying music at littlefield, $8-$10 >>

8pm: screening of doc. vigilante vigilante, about anti-graffiti vigilantes who end up becoming vandals themselves. ifc, $13. >>

8pm (thru 3/18): the martha graham dance company performs graham classics as well as premieres from lar lubovich and yovonne rainer, more. the joyce, $10+. >>

8pm (every wed-fri thru 4/13): who loves you baby? tom dimenna brings 70s icon telly savalas (kojak!) back from the grave 'to give the cynical hipsters of today a good kick in the pants'. the huron club at the soho playhouse, $15 with promo code 'comedy' (reg $25). >>

8:30pm: larkin grimm, sam mickens, and no sky god play a night of mostly acoustic folk at vaudeville park, $7. >>

9pm: whitney, madonna, gaga, beyonce, more: belt out the tunes of your favorite divas (and don their fashions for a costume contest) at the ladies of pop sing-along. union hall, $8. >>

11pm: casio pop songwriter lips plays pete's candy store, free >>

thru 3/27: doc. gerhard richter painting takes us inside the creative process of one of the world's greatest living painters. film forum, $12.50. >>

coming up

3/30 2pm: musician andrew bird comes to the geene space for john schaefer's 'soundcheck live', $20 >>

sales, deals, freebies

reservations are now open for the cheaper version of restaurant week, dine in brooklyn (3/19-29), when dozens of brooklyn restaurants offer $20.12 brunch (for two!), $20.12 lunch, and $25 dinner >>

starts 10:55am: go! go! curry! opens a new restaurant at 231 thompson (bet. w. 3rd + bleecker), offers 555 portions of single size curry for just 55 cents (reg $5.55-7.50) >>

thru 3/18: the mackage overstock sale at chelsea market offers up to 50% off highly-stylized leather, wool, and down outerwear >>

thru 3/31: get a one-month free trial to netflix >>

save 70% at the 6pm boots clearance sale >>

free mp3s: the melvins the bulls + the bees ep >>

group deals

$40 to spend on custom graphic t-shirts at for $20 >>

choose from deep-tissue massage, swedish massage, or a combination of aromatherapy and japanese shiatsu at ido holistic center in midtown for $39 ($105 value) >>

get a 60-minute massage or glycolic peel at the art of natural beauty center in cobble hill for $49 ($140 value) >>

one ticket to the 11th annual architectural digest home design show 3/25 plus one-year subscription to architectural digest for $15 ($25 value) >>

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