How about a little holiday c-h-e-e-r? Ready, okay!
What: Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner (Wallsé, Blaue Gans, Cafe Sabarsky) offers Austrian desserts like apple strudels, linzertortes, and cinnamon fruitcakes for the holidays.
Why: From the land of Austria-Hungry (mmm).
When: Order 48 hours in advance of stuffing your face (daintily, of course).
Where: Wallsé, 344 W. 11th St., at Washington St. (212-352-2300); Blaue Gans, 139 Duane St., b/t Church St. & W. Broadway (212-571-8880); Cafe Sabarsky, 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St. (212- 288-0665).
“What If … ” Festival (Second Ed.)
What: Berlin’s F.S. Blumm plays piano, kalimba, and accordion to kick off a week of artistic and musical merriment at a cozy Italian cafe. Good night poems to follow.
Why: Make it more than a hypothetical.
When: Thru Dec. 14. Sun. at 9 p.m. Check schedule of events.
Where: Epistrophy, 200 Mott St., b/t Spring & Kenmare Sts. (212-966-0904).
What: New UWS wine shop offers tips, demos, and a color-coded system for food pairing.
Why: Yes, we’d love a glass. Pour favor.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 321 Amsterdam Ave., at 75th St. (212-501-7687).
Amy Sedaris’s Cupcakes (and Other Treats)
What: Crack jokes with the author while buying gifty things at Fred Flare’s Carnival of Cute.
Why: Live DJ, KleinReid pottery, Patch NYC bags, and a sugar overload.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 175 N. 10th St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves., ste. 3, Williamsburg (718-599-9221).
What: Fifty percent off lounge and sleepwear from Oscar, Betsey, and Ralph at Carole Hochman; up to 70 percent off cashmere knits, skinny pants, and print dresses from Sue Stemp.
Why: Wednesday’s shopping is full of woe; Thursday’s shopping has far to go.
When: CH, Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; SS, Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: CH, 135 Madison Ave., b/t 31st & 32nd Sts., 6th flr. (212-725-1212); SS, 34 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 5th flr. (212-398-0590).