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Soup and Bread Cookbook Party
What: Chicago-based hunger fighters and cookbook authors convince five great NYC chefs (Roebling Tea Room, Jimmy’s No. 43, Roberta’s, etc.) to serve free homemade soups and bread.
Why: Hand over a tip for your meal; donations benefit the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus (718-643-6510).
Basis Good Food to You
What: Affordable, sustainable produce sourced from small farms is now delivered to your home or office — so long as five people are in.
Why: If it’s good enough for Dan Barber and about 150 other chefs, we’ll eat it, too.
When: Order by Fri. prior to the week of delivery.
Where: E-mail email@example.com; call 212-334-5544.
Aloha Rag’s Winter Sale
What: Your last chance to score Alexander Wang, Martin Margiela, and 3.1 Phillip Lim at up to 75 percent off.
Why: It’s not yet banana hammock weather.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6:30 p.m.
Where: 505 Greenwich St., at Spring St. (212-925-0882).
Xi’an Famous Foods
What: The recently opened Manhattan home of delicious, sinus-busting, hand-pulled noodles saves you a trip to Queens.
Why: You’re feeling slurpy.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 88 E. Broadway, at Forsyth St. (646-209-8242).
Travels of William Bartram–Reconsidered
What: Last chance to see artist Mark Dion’s cabinet of curiosities exhibit filled with tourist tchotchkes, jarred specimens, and other roadside Americana.
Why: Curios make you curiouser.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W. 21st St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. (212-414-4144).
Chanterelle Menu Exhibition
What: Purchase the defunct eatery’s legendary menu covers created by a litany of famous friends like Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Annie Leibovitz. They’re on display for the first time since closing.
Why: Get by with a little help from your friends.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1-9 p.m. Reception, Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Kill Devil Hill, 170 Franklin St., b/t Java & Kent Sts., Greenpoint (347-534-3088).
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