Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week
17th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival
Step out into DUMBO this weekend to see streets, parks, buildings and the waterfront transformed into an interactive and visually stunning art gallery and theater. The 17th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival takes over the neighborhood and brings in works by more than 400 international, national and neighborhood artists, including the Ship of Tolerance, an ancient ship with a sail stitched together from hundreds of paintings by NYC schoolchildren; and exhibits that mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, such as a series of colorful floating extension bumpers along the waterfront and a temporary, artist-built recording studio where attendees can share their Sandy stories. Check it out for yourself this weekend! (Fri., 6-9 p.m., Sat., noon-8 p.m., and Sun., noon-6 p.m., FREE, DUMBO between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, dumboartsfestival.com)
Everybody (yeah), rock your body (yeah). Everybody, rock your body right on down to the Barnes & Noble at the Citigroup Center this afternoon to meet Nick Carter. The former Backstreet Boy will be talking about his new autobiography and self-help hybrid, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It,” which details his dysfunctional family, teenage rocket to pop stardom and battle with addiction, along with Carter’s personal advice to his readers and fans. So come on by and relive those ’90s heydays. (Monday, 12:30 p.m., FREE, B&N Citigroup Center, 160 E. 54th St., 212-750- 8033, bn.com)
Tweezerman brow shaping and Isaac Mizrahi meet-and-greet
No need to furrow your brow — Tweezerman is giving you a chance to perfect that eyebrow arch with a FREE brow shaping at Sephora in Times Square this Friday. Stop by in the afternoon for your complimentary consultation with a Tweezerman Brow Artist and stick around to meet legendary fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi (though you’ll have to make a purchase of any of the designer’s beauty tools to get up close with him). The first 100 folks to stop by will score a FREE Fabulous Isaac Mizrahi Rollerball fragrance. (Friday, 2-6 p.m. brow shaping, 5-6 p.m. Isaac Mizrahi meet-and-greet with purchase, Sephora Times Square, 1500 Broadway, 212-944-6789, sephora .com)
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