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The Taste Pop-Up Dinner
What: Two competitors from Anthony Bourdain’s TV series (and real-life couple), Gregg Drusinsky and Sarah Ashley Schiear, deliver a five-course meal paired with libations to just 24 people per seating.
Why: Fluke poke, a roasted shiitake salad with black garlic, and curry lobster bisque lead to cumin lamb and passion fruit panna cotta.
When: Tonight-Sat., 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Where: The Old Bowery Station, 168 Bowery, at Delancey St. Tickets ($85) at eventbrite.com.
First Time Fest
What: Get a look at films from twelve newbies competing for top prize (a theatrical release), screen big-time players’ directorial debuts (Sofia Coppola for The Virgin Suicides, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Jack Goes Boating), and rub elbows with Marty Scorsese and Darren Aronofsky.
Why: Indulge your inner film nerd with industry panels and a Q&A with Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Revolutionary Road).
Where: Locations, schedules, and tickets at firsttimefest.festivalgenius.com.
Vanity Projects Manicures
What: Leave the fancy nail work to the pros; Britney Tokyo, Naomi Yasuda, Fleury Rose, and Jessica Washick set up shop for the afternoon.
Why: Fingertip art starts at a sizable $50, but you won’t get Archie comics characters, abstract galaxies, and gold chains at your go-to corner spot.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City (718-784-2084). R.S.V.P. (required) to email@example.com.
Baggu, No. 6, and Mociun Sale
What: Fill a leather or canvas Baggu bag from last season with No. 6’s wooden-heeled clogs and boots, and select jewels from Caitlin Mociun’s shop — all up to half off.
Why: Jazz up your space with Mociun home goods while you’re at it.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 242 Wythe Ave., enter on N. 3rd St., b/t Wythe & Kent Aves., no. 4, Williamsburg.
Diptyque Sample Sale
What: Get a whiff of 40-50 percent off the fancy French label’s eau de toilette, candles, and body creams.
Why: Daily subway rides earn your olfactories a Parisian vacation.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 225 Fifth Ave., b/t 26th & 27th Sts. Credit card only.
What: Go small or go home at the new Village joint for sliders (barbecue pork belly with pickled onions and fried Brussels sprouts, chicken and cheddar waffle) and fries.
Why: Boozy milk shakes (peanut punch with rum or butter pecan ice cream with bourbon) bring it all to the yard.
When: Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 174 Bleecker St., b/t MacDougal & Sullivan Sts. (212-777-9077).
Photo: Kristie Huey / Courtesy of The Old Bowery Station