Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week
David (inspired by Michelangelo)
If you can't make it to Florence to see Michelangelo's "David," you'll get the chance to glimpse a replica at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The 21c Museum in Kentucky - dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century - will be showing off a double-size golden replica of "David" by Turkish artist Serkan Ozkaya. The statue will pass through New York tomorrow before making its way to the Louisville museum. (Tuesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., FREE, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare St., 212-431-5795, storefrontnews.org)
Stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski will be signing copies of his new book, "Born to Be Brad," on Wednesday evening at the Fashion Institute of Technology Bookstore. Goreski formerly worked as the style director for Rachel Zoe, with whom he made his foray into the world of reality TV. He is now the star of his own reality televison show on Bravo, "It's a Brad, Brad World" (airing Mondays at 10 p.m.). (Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., FREE, Fashion Institute of Technology Bookstore, 227 W. 27th St., 212-217-5690, fashion.bncollege.com)
ThinkSwiss: Geneve Meets New York - A Festival of Global Ideas Born in Geneva
Learn how to ThinkSwiss this week with the ThinkSwiss: Geneve Meets New York shindig. This "Festival of Global Ideas Born in Geneva" runs from Tuesday to Monday and features several FREE events in the mix. Stop by Saturday for the Soloists From L'Orchestre International De Geneve concert, then come back Sunday for the choreographic comedy "Foofwa D'Imobilite: Pina Jackson in Mercemoriam." RSVPs required for both events. (Saturday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., RSVP to 212-501-3330 or at kaufman-center.org; Sunday, 4 p.m., FREE, the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., RSVP to email@example.com)
'Poison to Panacea: Using Snake Venom to Combat Cancer'
Snake venom is poisonous, but can it also save lives? Find out at this lecture by Frank Markland, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, 21+, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, enter at 77th St., amnh.org/scicafe)
'Torn Asunder: Works From the Migration Series'
Harlem artist Dionis Ortiz is merging his dual identities in his exhibit, "Torn Asunder: Works From the Migration Series." The exhibit features 10 works that merge urban and rural landscapes. An opening reception will be held Friday, and the exhibit runs through March 30. (Friday, 6-9 p.m., FREE, Heath Gallery, 24 W. 120th St., 646-327-6896, heathgallery.squarespace.com)
'Banagaku eyes: Large large large large grand strategy'
Dance New Amsterdam is hosting the Banana Gakuen Theater Company from Japan on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the Japanese tsunami. Admission is FREE, but proceeds from the cash bar will be donated to the disaster area in Japan. DNA will screen "Banagaku eyes: Large large large large grand strategy," which chronicles the work of the Tokyo-based theater company. (Sunday, 7 p.m., FREE, Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, second floor, 212-625-8369, dnadance.org)