It’s like we’ve always said: Pastries will save you.
City Bakery Rescues Vesuvio
What: The folks behind the pretzel croissant empire preserve a historic Soho bakery storefront by opening a special-edition Birdbath cookie shop with savory breakfast/lunch options.
Why: Bistro pizza (as tasted on the Highline), veggie tartines, baked pears, chocolate panini, and pignoli cookies (an homage to Vesuvio).
When: Opens today at 9 a.m.! Stop by for a morning coffee and a cheddared-and-jammed English muffin.
Where: 160 Prince St., at Thompson St. (212-612-3066)
What: Brooklyn Reading Works hosts a “cerebral celebration of food” (with writers Peter Catapano, Ame Gilbert, Nancy Garfinkel) in an old Dutch farmhouse to benefit the Helping Hands Food Pantry.
Why: Your stomach’s grumbling already.
When: Thurs., 8-10 p.m.
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St., b/t Fourth & Fifth Aves., Park Slope (718-768-3195).
Peter & the Wolf
What: Excuse yourself from the office to hear Isaac Mizrahi narrate and Julliard students perform the score to Moscow’s famous children’s story.
Why: Art collective YA/YA’s sculpture installation based on the characters.
When: Thurs., 4 & 5:30 p.m.
Where: Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St. (212-423-3587).
L’aviva Home Temporary Shop
What: Textiles (rugs from Krygzystan) and objects (ceramic platters from Uzbekistan) from around the globe.
Why: They’ll love the lies. (“I picked this up for you in Africa.”)
When: Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 54 Crosby St., b/t Spring & Broome Sts.
More North Closing Sale
What: The Nordic-themed shop must sell everything — including an Alvar Aalto tea trolley, Swedish handblown beer glasses, Marimekko holiday stockings, Fritz Hansen tables, and Knoll chairs.
Why: It’s all 50 percent or more off.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 39 N. Moore St., at Beach St. (212-334-5541).
The Vanderbilt Does Late Night
What: A menu of salty, satisfying snacks to sop up alcohol.
Why: Duck Pate with pistachios, homemade jerky, fried apple turnovers.
When: Thurs.-Sat., midnight-2 a.m.
Where: 570 Vanderbilt Ave., b/t Bergen & Dean Sts., Prospect Heights (718-623-0570).