Learn how to score a date at the Firestone Success Academy, plus 15 more free things to do this week

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Your teacher, Jo Firestone, sharing wisdom with a student

1. Go mingle with some other media makers at this BRIC meet-up. (Monday)

2. Side Ponytail will have tofurky at their show to remind you to be grateful our national heritage isn’t rooted in tofurky. (Monday)

3. Hear the author of Surrendering Oz read essays about working at the Guinness Book of World Records and Glamour Magazine, which we think may be more similar than you’d think. (Monday)

4. The executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses his latest book The New Censorship at BookCourt. (Tuesday)

5. Satellite Magazine’s Cities+ series explores tenants’ rights in Crown Heights, local journalism, and Haitian culture in New York. (Tuesday)

6. Firestone success academy teaches you how to finally get a date just in time for cuffin’ season. (Tuesday)

7. Night Owl Comedy at Pine Box Rock Shop has free hilarious cookies. (Tuesday)

8. Subway artifacts inspire storytelling at the New York Transit Museum, and this time the stories are more than detailed accounts of how delayed the F was this morning. (Wednesday)

9. Prove minoring in beer in college can actually pay off at Beer Geek Trivia. (Wednesday)

10. Bring your stories, songs, poems and rants to Open Mic @ Kings. (Wednesday)

11. Go get yourself a free grilled cheese sandwich, and maybe also laugh at some comics, at Hank’s Saloon’s Devour Hour. (Wednesday)

12. Hear musicians play a song from a movie, then write a new song about their favorite film at The Way Station’s Tripeg Lobo: Late Nite Double Feature Picture Show. (Wednesday)

13. Hear about the politics, engineering, and general drama that went into the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (Thursday)

14. Pioner Works presents a film screening and panel discussion on the future of education, featuring protest art from the Free Cooper Union campaign. (Thursday)

15. If you arrive to Red Star Bar early enough for DanDillLions comedy show you’ll get free shots. (Friday)

16. Hear some new poems at the new Roots Poetry Series. (Friday)