Check Out These Events This Week—May 2-7

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    Consider these recommendations for upcoming talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

    Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: Where Eagles Dare | Sky Room Talk with Author Geoff Dyer in Person

    Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

    Cinema Arts Centre
    423 Park Ave., Huntington
    631-423-7610
    www.cinemaartscentre.org

    Go on a tour of iconic World War II film Where Eagles Dare, starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Acclaimed author Geoff Dyer leads the way, revealing a lifelong fixation through anecdotes, analysis and film clips ($16).

    Historic Literary Walking Tour

    Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.

    John Jermain Memorial Library
    201 Main St., Sag Harbor
    631-725-0049
    www.johnjermain.org

    Tony Garro, a local expert in historic Sag Harbor homes, leads a literary walking tour as part of the Sag Harbor Cultural District’s 4th Annual Cultural Heritage Festival. See the former homes of authors, including John Steinbeck, James Fenimore Cooper, and Betty Friedan; rain date is Sunday, May 5 (free, reservation required).

    Adam Savage on Creativity and Finding Inspiration

    Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.

    Company HQ
    335 Madison Ave., 3rd Fl.
    www.company.co

    Adam Savage, host of two new Discovery Channel shows, talks about the creative process and his new book, Every Tool’s A Hammer ($30, includes book).

    Just Announced: Upheaval with Jared Diamond

    Tuesday, May 7, 8 p.m.

    Pioneer Works
    159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn
    718-596-3001
    www.pioneerworks.org

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel) comes to Brooklyn to launch his new book, Upheaval. The new work looks at varying responses to recovery from trauma as applied to six nations, examining the parallels to personal distress and thereby “adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond’s books” (free, reservation required).

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