Borough deeper into the city. Or, at the very least, get on a train.
What: A dreamy evening garden performance by adorably poppy Brazilian band Mosquitos.
Why: You’re bound to get the bug.
When: Thurs., 4-9 p.m.; performance, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy., at Fordham Rd., Bronx. Tickets at 212-220-0503.
What: David Rockwell, Julie Taymor, and Simon Doonan discuss dozens of visually stunning, bizarre, over-the-top man-made things around the world.
Why: If you build it, they will come.
When: Fri. visual tour & reception, 6:15 p.m.; lecture, 7 p.m.
Where: The New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum, Fifth Ave., at 42nd St. Info and tickets at smarttix.com.
What: Eight designers compete in a digital design tournament armed with creative juice (and computers).
Why: DJs, free beer, and rippling finger muscles.
When: Sat. competition, 8-11 p.m.; after-party, 11 p.m.-4 a.m.
Where: Brooklyn Sugar, 289 Kent Ave., at S. 2nd St., Williamsburg.
The Fire Dept Presents: SpeakEasy
What: New theater company’s premiere offers amazingly theatrical moments of vaudeville, music, and magic.
Why: Janeane Garafalo, Chuck Cooper, and the tricks up their sleeves. Ta da!
When: Sun., 9:30 p.m. Thru Tues., Oct. 24.
Where: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl. (212-967-7555).
What: Revive Reflexology.
Why: Your feet have already fallen back.
When: Anytime relaxation is afoot.
Where: At home, at the office, on a park bench. Appointments at 212-875-7095.