The hunt for rad October. SEE Rare Birds What: Brit bad girl Amanda de Cadenet’s photos of pop icons in their natural habitats. Why: A birdie told you. When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m-5 p.m. Where: Staley Wise Gallery, 560 Broadway, 3rd fl., at Prince St. (212-966-6223). Sides: the Fear Is Real What: Hilarious ensemble performance about the woes of auditioning. Why: You’ll never want to quit your day job again. When: Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri., 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., 7 & 10 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Thru Oct 27. Where: The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., at Lafayette St. Tickets at (212-307-4100) or ticketmaster.com. New York Television Festival What: Like Sundance. Only for TV. Why: Get off the couch, potato. When: Thurs.-Sun., various times. Where: Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St.; Soho House, 29-39 Ninth Ave.; Phillips de Pury & Co., 450 W. 15th St. (866-NYTVFTX). BUY (and DRINK) White Rabbit Designer Market What: A new, emerging designer market. In a bar! Why: On tap: accessories, jewelry, clothes, home goods, and more. When: Sat., 1-7 p.m. (and every Sat. from now on with various designers). Where: White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St., b/t Forsythe & Eldridge Sts. (646-369-8609). BUY C.Ronson & Alvin Valley Sample Sales What: Up to 80 percent off Ronson shoes and clothes. The same for Alvin Valley cashmere, dresses, and coats. Why: Clothes encounters for the second time. When: Thurs. -Sun., noon-7 p.m., C.Ronson; Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., AlvinValley. Where: C.Ronson, 239 Mulberry St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (212-625-9074); Alvin Valley, 632 Broadway, 6th fl. b/t Bleecker & Houston Sts. (212-253-0095).