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The three best FREE things to do in New York today

Jillian Anthony

Ask the crazy questions at Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe in Conspiracy Theories
Academic psychologist, science writer and author of Suspicious Minds Rob Brotherton takes you on a journey through the history of conspiracy theories, then tries to explain why human beings just can't help but love a totally unproven, wacky, not at all likely theory when bad things happen.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue, 6:30pm
See a pop-up concert at Inventions: Ensemble Signal
Check out Columbia's free pop-up concert series, with performances from percussionist Doug Perkins and cellist Lauren Radnofsky. You'll even see a song that demands flower pots be played as an instrument. 
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, 6:30pm

Feel the force at Star Wars trivia and screening
Know your Wookies from your Ewoks at 7pm trivia, then see a screening of The Empire Strikes Back with free popcorn. There's another surprise moving showing after! 
Halyards, 406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, 7pm


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