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2-3:30pm: grab one of over 500 free, gently-used books from the folks of relit ny, a mass-scale book-sharing/recycling program. union square, in front of whole foods. >>

2-4pm: 'the great csa smackdown': csa members have just 30 minutes and limited ingredients to make their best dish. saint mark's church (131 e. 10th st @ 2nd ave), free (rsvp). >>

5pm: citi pond at bryant park's sing + skate against breast cancer benefit features performances from the musical cold as ice, singer skye stevens, and olympic figure skaters. free. >>

5-11pm: this month's target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the exhibition materializing 'six years', exploring lucy r. lippard's book and how it impacted the conceptual art movement. with live music from heems (das racist) and all-girl band lez zeppelin, a dance performance, a diy photo frame workshop, talks, more. cash bar available. free admission includes access to all galleries. >>

5:30pm: fan-tribute film raiders of the lost ark: the adaptation screens with creator chris strompolos and author alan eisenstock (raiders! the story of the greatest fan film ever made) in person. 92ytribeca, $12. >>

7pm-midnight: bushwick's molasses books now has a tavern license. help them celebrate with free beer + wine. >>

8pm: liam mceneaney’s tell your friends! winter carnivale comedy/variety show features guests gilbert gottfried, myq kaplan and rena zager, plus music from mike doughty and kill the band. the bell house, $15. >>

8pm: musicians perform pieces inspired by the artwork at contemporary art/music eventt pitches at an exhibition. plus, live body painting, dance-painting (?), more. gallery mc (549 w 52nd st, 8th floor), $15. >>

8pm: epic win burlesque celebrates the geeks of burly-q at the new nerd review. r bar, $10. >>

8pm: the indecent, eula, black on brown, and sham-poo play shea stadium, $8 >>

8:30pm: tonight's 'if you build it' comedy show with host nick turner features streeter seidell, jeffrey joseph, sabrina jalees, sam morrill, roger hailes and kath barbadoro. ucbeast, $10 >>

8:30pm: synth-rock band dinowalrus plays glasslands with life size maps and visuals, $10 >>

9pm: guitar-heavy sleepies, family curse, tournament, dead stars, and heaven’s gate play dead herring, $5 >>

10pm-4am: dc record label people's potential unlimited (ppu) warehouse video party features rare disco + funk tracks from the 70’s-today with dj's andrew morgan and tom noble, plus live sets and visuals. 285 kent, $10 before 11:30pm, $12 after. >>

10:30pm: all-metal bee gees tribute band tragedy and all-girl mötley crüe tribute band girls girls girls play mercury lounge, $10 adv, $12 dos >>

12:15am: bruce willis get his john mcclane on for the first time in the original die hard (1988). ifc center, $13.50. >>

12:10am (ends today): it's mods versus rockers at a screening of quadrophenia (1979), the who’s rock opera about rebellion in 1960s london. dressing up encouraged. bonus: get a free bulldog gin cocktail with ticket. nitehawk, $11. >>


1pm (every first sun thru march): a licensed psychotherapist and garden guide leads free 'chase away the winter blues' tours of the brooklyn botanic garden. free with $10 garden admission. >>

3-9pm: 20 artists collaborate at live-painting event 'paint the world' to create large-scale works from smaller mixed-medium pieces. the bat haus (279 starr st, brooklyn), free. >>

5pm: learn the story behind and listen to brian eno’s first solo lp, here come the warm jets from start to finish (on vinyl, of course) at classic album sundays. bellwether (594 union ave, williamsburg), $10. >>

5pm, 8pm: the sunday ‘moving pictures’ screening series at the way station features jj abram’s star trek reboot (2009) followed by ashley boehm's nerd cabaret. free ($5 sugg don). >>

7:30pm: anna ash, st. claire, and michelle citrin perform at the rock shop, $8-10 >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: 10+ performers grace the stage at the legends of burlesque calendar and tribute show at the slipper room, $15. calendars will be available for purchase for $15 (reg $20) and benefit the burlesque hall of fame. >>

8pm (weekly): comedian eugene mirman hands over the reigns of his long-running ‘pretty good friends’ show to producer caroline creaghead, whose new ‘creaghead + company’ show will take over sunday evenings at union hall. tonight: dave hill, jessi klein, ted travelstead and nick turner. $7. >>

8pm: alt-folkies prairie empire (featuring brittain ashford), tea leigh, and oceanographer (download their ep here) play spike hill, free >>

8pm (sundays this month): singer-songwriter jolie holland kicks off a residency at jalopy, $15 >>

all weekend

sat 3:55, 7, 10pm, sun 3:55, 7pm (thru 1/10): director michael apted and film subject tony walker do q+a following apted’s documentary 56 up, the latest of his up series which has been checking in on a group of british citizens every seven years since they were seven years old in 1964. ifc, $13.50. >>

thru 1/10: doc. my brooklyn: the battle for the soul of a city explores downtown bk’s gentrification through the eyes of director kelly anderson, who considers herself to be a gentrifier. discussions and panels follow most screenings. rerun, $10. >>

thru 1/12: exhibition '239 days: works from school of visual arts mfa fine arts class of 2012' features 25+ artists in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, sound/video, and installation. allegra laviola gallery (179 e. broadway @ canal), free. >>

thru 1/13: get $2 sixteen-size smoothies at jamba juice (printable coupon) >>

thru 1/13: the museum of the moving image’s ‘first look’ series features 26 international features and shorts. free with $12 museum admission. >>

thru 1/19: ps122’s eighth annual coil festival features 10 international companies performing avant-garde theater and dance across multiple venues including baryshnikov arts center, dixon place, the kitchen, the chocolate factory, more. highlights include inflatable frankenstein, magical, and free performances of choreographer david wampach’s sacre. $15+. >>

25 free + cheap events we're looking forward to this month >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events including les ballets trockadero de monte carlo, radiotheatre's king kong, 'the event of a thread' at park avenue armory, more >>

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