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The Weekend Guide

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MARVEL
Bring to Light Festival

What: Light, sound, and projection installations by local and international artists set in nontraditional places (handball courts, a park bench).
Why: Other versions of the event (Nuit Blanche) will take place around the world, but an illuminated Manhattan skyline is better than any other illuminated skyline.
When: Sat., sunset-midnight.
Where: India St., at West St., Greenpoint.

MOVE
Dig Deeper Festival

What: A rare duet performance with Jamaican ska and soul legends Stranger Cole and Patsy (she’s been retired since the ’70s).
Why: Old-school rhythms and tunes will warm you down to your tapping toes.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus. Tickets ($20) online at ticketweb.com.

FIND
Fatty Crew Pullcart

What: Imbibe legally in Central Park at Fatty Crew’s (’Cue, Crab) mobile operation, now serving beer, wine, and prosecco along with pulled pork sliders and smoked chicken salad sandwiches.
Why: Stop by Sat. (1-6 p.m.) for all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest beer, pretzel-bread bratwurst, and Fatty dogs.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Central Park, Bethesda Terrace, enter at 72nd St., at Terrace Dr. Tickets for Oktoberfest ($29) online at eventbrite.com.

BLAZE
Chile Pepper Fiesta

What: A daylong celebration of all things caliente, including a mariachi band, pepper picking, and a culinary showdown pitting sweeties (Mast Brothers Chocolate, Whimsy & Spice) against hotties (The Brooklyn Salsa Company, My Friend’s Mustard).
Why: Spice up your life.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave., at President St., Prospect Heights. Tickets ($10-$15) online at brownpapertickets.com.

PRIMP
Benefit Boutique Soho
What: Chipper aestheticians wax, tint, thread, and airbrush your body into blissful oblivion at Benefit’s first stand-alone boutique in NYC.
Why: It’s more than makeup; the candy-colored flagship turns out some of the best brows every side of Broadway.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 454 West Broadway, b/t Houston & Prince Sts. (212-769-1111).

INDULGE
Sottocasa Pizzeria Opens

What: Temptingly soft and salty wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza topped with smoky Italian meats and molten cheese made by smokin’ Italian owner Luca Arrigoni.
Why: Go now while you can still find a seat in the charming outdoor garden.
When: Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., noon-3:30 p.m. & 5-10:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-3:30 p.m. & 5-11:30 p.m. (Lunch hours start Sun.)
Where: 298 Atlantic Ave., at Smith St., Boerum Hill (718-852-8758).

Photo: Pepin Gelardi / Courtesy of Bring to Light Festival

LOCATIONS
Central Park
enter @ 72nd St, @ Terrace Dr
New York, NY
454 W Broadway
bt Houston & Prince Sts
New York, NY 10012
212-769-1111
298 Atlantic Ave
@ Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-852-8758
Bring to Light Festival
India St
@ West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
900 Washington Ave
@ President St
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
149 7th St
bt 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-643-6510
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