Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

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Picnic Baskets
What: Prepacked lunch of hummus, eggplant, lavash chips, brochettes, pickled veggies, and baklava for two, four, or six hungry people.
Why: Includes napkins and flatware — but use your hands and feel free to make a mezze.
When: Place order up to 30 minutes before pickup.
Where: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, 303 Madison Ave., b/t 41st & 42nd Sts. (212-878-6301).

Ronnybrook Milk Bar

What: Lactose lovers get their milkshakes, cocktails, yogurts, and cheese from the local farm’s new city outpost, which opened this week.
Why: So you can mosey up to the counter and obnoxiously ask if they’ve got milk.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (212-741-6455).

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox
What: The weird, fascinating story behind the all-purpose natural soap and the man who invented it.
Why: All the trappings (darkness, eccentricities, moral dilemmas) of a good soap opera.
When: Thurs., 1, 3, 5 & 7 p.m.
Where: Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th St., b/t Fifth Ave. & University Pl. (212-924-3363).

Kiki de Montparnasse

What: Sexy beasts, sharpen your claws. Select lingerie, toys, and accessories are 50 percent off.
Why: You need a new pair of patent leather suspenders.
When: Thru. July 16. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 79 Greene St., b/t Spring & Broome Sts. (212-965-8150).

What: A showcase (with DJs, raffles, cocktails, apps) to benefit Global Green.
Why: It’s your Live Earth.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Caravan, 2 Great Jones St., b/t Broadway & Lafayette St. (212-260-8189 ). R.S.V.P. here.

Cinema Village
22 E 12th St
bt University Pl & Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10003
79 Greene St
bt Spring & Broome Sts
New York, NY 10012