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Our curated list of events in New York City this week!

Monday, January 13: Be part of the live taping of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” At The Bell House in Gowanus tonight, with guest Delia Ephron. Tickets here. 6:30pm.

Every day this week, the Under the Radar Festival Lounge at the Public Theater is throwing free dance parties with great DJs and musicians.

Tuesday, January 14: Book talk at the Skyscraper Museum with author Constance Rosenblum of Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City. The book looks at the almost invisible lives of New Yorkers behind closed doors, in their homes, from a cross-section of dwellings, ranging from Park Avenue mansions to shoebox apartments. 6:30pm. RSVP at programs@skyscraper.org

History of Tompkins Square Market, a lecture by historian William Wander at Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, an event by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. 6:30pm. Free, reservations required.

First day of the Met Museum’s new exhibit Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin

Wednesday, January 15: Opening of new exhibition at Brooklyn Historical Society, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/ In Pursuit of Freedom,” looks at Kings County’s antislavery movement in the 19th century  and the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement.

Thursday, January 16: Unfinished Work: Views of Superstorm Sandy from the Ground Up, a panel discussion in conjunction with The Museum of the City of New York’s Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy Exhibition. NY1 anchor Elizabeth Kaledin will moderate, with speakers Lisa Jones, Director of Hurricane Sandy Relief for Brooklyn Community Services; Judi Orlando of the Astella Development Corporation in Coney Island; Joseph Pupello of Zone A New York; and Ismene Speliotis of the Mutual Housing Association of NY.

Friday, January 17: Cocktails and dancing at the American Museum of Natural History’s One Step Beyond, with DJs, and VJs spinning music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. 9pm to 1am.  Tickets here.

Saturday: January 18: Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge, and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. 5pm. Tickets here.

Sunday, January 19: Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Tour Spectacular with Boroughs of the Dead, led by author and founder Andrea Janes. Visit the sites of three of Poe’s former homes in Greenwich Village, See where he wrote some of his most famous works and more.

Harbor Gallery hosts two of its artists from their current Economy Candy exhibit. In this first installment of a two-part performance, internationally known artists Justin Cooper and Ross Moreno will present a “mash-up of deeply self-aware and self-effacing comedy with quasi-magical tom-trickery, hilariously tragic soliloquies and a rather astonishingly bare-laying finale.”

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