The Weekend Guide

world maker faire!

Wake up. September’s coming to an end.

World Maker Faire
Secure your thinking cap. Inventors and DIYers gather at the New York Hall of Science to display their mad creations (a life-size mousetrap, 3-D printers) and share skills (we’re talking lock picking, not quilting).
Why: Kick it old school in mini cars at the Nerdy Derby and (everyone’s favorite) the Diet Coke and Mentos demo.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows. Tickets ($27.50-$50) at makerfairenyc.eventbrite.com or the door ($30).

Le Taste of France
Treat yourself to Gallic bites from top chefs, swirl and sniff varietals from Burgundy to Bordeaux, join a game of petanque, shop the stalls of a French-style market, and gawk at primped French bulldogs.
Why: Spend Saturday night at La Soiree for all the food and wine a true Francophile can handle.
When: Le Taste, Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. La Soiree, Sat., 6:30-11 p.m.
Where: Pier 54, W. 14th St., at Eleventh Ave. Tickets ($30-$149) at letasteoffrance.eventbrite.com.

Smush Opens
A deli-style ice cream-sandwich shop where cookies look like bread, fudge is sliced thin, and toppings are layered thick. Design your own or go for a Sloppy Mo or French Chip.
Why: Once the weather cools, warm cookies (red velvet, peanut butter cup, candy) stuffed with spreads (Nutella, marshmallow) and fruit (strawberries, bananas) keep your sweet tooth toasty.
When: Daily, noon-9 p.m.
Where: 28 W. 40th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-221-3410).

Erica Weiner Sample Sale
The Brooklyn-born designer marks her delicate jewels 20 percent off and knocks 10 percent off antique baubles.
Why: Find a conversation starter amid the one-off samples, limited editions, and discontinued pieces.
When: Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 173 Elizabeth St., b/t Spring & Kenmare Sts. (212-334-6383).

In-Shop Soiree

What: The Brooklyn shop celebrates its second coming with heavy-handed discounts (on vintage furniture, jewelry, art, and decor), cocktails, and blaring tunes.
Why: On your way in, take a peek at the spanking-new mural by Ellie Balk.
When: Fri., 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: RePop, 143 Roebling St., at Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg (718-260-8032).

Russian Documentary Film Festival
Following victories on the European film festival circuit, nineteen features you’re unlikely to see anywhere else grace the screens of Tribeca Cinemas.
Why: No need to be fluent in another tongue — all features are subtitled or dubbed.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: 54 Varick St., at Laight St. Tickets and schedule at tribecacinemas.com.

Photo: Courtesy of World Maker Faire

28 W 40th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10018
143 Roebling St
@ Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Pier 54
W 14th St
@ 11th Ave
New York, NY
173 Elizabeth St
bt Spring & Kenmare Sts
New York, NY 10012
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St
@ Laight St
New York, NY 10013
47-01 111th St
Flushing Meadows, NY 11368