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EAST VILLAGE—Help Cure Thrift Shop celebrate a sweet six years with a birthday bash on August 15th starting at 7pm. Guests will enjoy an open bar, raffle prizes, live music, and more. Snag tickets here for a $15 ticket, or pay $20 at the door—proceeds benefit juvenile diabetes research.
BOERUM HILL—Before heading back at school, score a $39 eye exam at the SEE Eyewear at 160 Smith Street. In-house ophthalmologists will be administering check-ups from now through Labor Day—from there, select frames starting at $99.
UNION SQUARE—Though few cats can claim to be as unhappy as these reluctant fashion models, there's only one who has since turned said misery into lucrative book deals. Meet Grumpy Cat in person as she introduces The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat, at Barnes & Noble for a meet-and-greet tomorrow at 5pm. For more information on how to get a wristband, head here. (Note that while you'll be able to snap a photo with her, Grumpy Cat does not allow hugs or petting of any kind. Womp.)
Compiled by Rebecca Jennings