There’s more than just green beer and bagpipes.
The Orchid Show
What: See thousands of the notoriously fickle blooms at their best. Keep an eye out for the woody elements — some of the 300 garden trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy get a second life as part of the display.
Why: Have your flowers with a side of booze after hours at Orchid Evenings. One free cocktail gets things started; a cash bar keeps you going.
When: Thru Apr. 22.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy., at Fordham Rd. (718-817-8700). Tickets ($20-$30) at nybg.org.
Cinebeasts’s Subway Series
What: Alleviate the fatigue of train delays with metro-themed films, including a trip down memory lane with the MTA (hilarious PSAs and all), a look at the evolution of graffiti and tagging in trains and stops, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (the original).
Why: Go straight to the source and watch shorts via portable headphones and DVD players in actual stations.
When: Sun.-Apr. 25.
Where: Locations and schedule at cinebeasts.com. For underground screening locations and times, follow @cinebeasts on Twitter.
Surface to Air Sample Sale
What: Breathe in up to 80 percent off clothing and accessories, plus men’s and kids’ wares.
Why: Fall and winter discounts are all well and good, but the spring and summer collections warm up your closet for the big-season switch.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts.
Assembly New York Basement Sale
What: Gather on the LES for up to 80 percent off the meticulously stocked boutique’s indie designer goods, including Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow sunglasses (reg. $288, now $58) and Caminando monk-sole shoes (reg. $248, now $50).
Why: AANDD bags and Tatoosh rain boots, we’re coming for you.
When: Today-Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 170 Ludlow St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (212-253-5393).
Nanette Lepore Archive Sale
What: The designer of all things feminine digs deep for runway and one-of-a-kind samples.
Why: Go wild. Prices start at $10 and top out at $85.
When: Today & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 35th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 9th flr.
Photo: John Peden / Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden