Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week
'To Marilyn, With Love'
The newly opened Soho location of skin care brand Erno Laszlo, one of Monroe's favorites, is dishing out the iconic actress's skin care secrets. Some never-before-seen-in-public Monroe-related objects will be on display, including eyeglasses, hair rollers, her pink silk robe and a jar of the Erno Laszlo moisturizing skin cream Monroe used. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31. (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.; FREE, The Institute, 382 West Broadway, ernolaszlo.com/institute)
A 15-minute Christmas Carol
Tuesday through Thursday this week, you can catch a 15-minute performance of "A Christmas Carol." The New York Classical Theatre is putting the performances on for FREE this week at the World Financial Center. (Tues.-Thurs., 12:30 p.m. & 1:15 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center, 165 Broadway, worldfinancialcenter.com/christmascarol)