Last summer Friday? Fork it over.
Deluxe Plastic Cutlery
What: Upgrade your picnic with heavy-duty design elements, like colorful Neo-Baroque forks, knives, and spoons.
Why: It’s fantastic; it’s made of plastic.
When: Whenever you’re looking for a bite.
Where: Online at charlesandmarie.com.
What: New grocer destined to be a classic. Goods from local fishmongers and meatpackers, canned items (reached by rolling ladder), and fresh produce.
Why: The brainchild of Mike Price (The Mermaid Inn), who’s opening an adjoining restaurant.
When: Opens this weekend. Daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Bring your reusable grocery bags.)
Where: 54 Carmine St., at Bedford St. (212-255-2100).
What: Pastry man Sam Mason’s super-over-mega hyped restaurant finally opens this Saturday.
Why: Well, it’s news if you’ve spent all year in Tazmanian exile.
When: Dinner from 5 p.m. every day except Mon.
Where: 525 Broome St., at Thompson St. (212-334-5182).
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
What: Priceless dialogue revolves around ethics, personal character, consequences, and acceptance in a strangely emotive and poignant doc about a Donkey Kong czar and a lifelong failure-as-underdog.
Why: Not even Christopher Guest could arrange such a strange cast of real life villains, unsuspecting heroes, nerds in anguish, and neglected family members.
When: Check theaters for showtimes.
Where: IFC, 323 Sixth Ave., at W. 3rd St. (212-924-7771); AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. (212-398-3939).
Elegy for the Summer of Love
What: In the ’60s, Alain Dister took his camera and long hair hitchhiking across the country to capture communes and clinics in the age of psychadelica.
Why: So long, summer of love.
When: Thru Sept. 1. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Envoy, 131 Chrystie St., b/t Delancey & Broome Sts. (212-226-4555).
Fashion Yard Sale
What: Gently used vintage and new samples from LaRok to Manolo.
Why: Part of proceeds go to Free Arts NYC.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 250 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 1701.