Judge a book by its cover. Or just wear it.
Out of Print Clothing
What: Spread the written word with super-soft tees featuring iconic cover art from classic reads (Lolita, On the Road) — now in women’s sizes.
Why: For each shirt sold, one book is donated to a community in need via Books for Africa.
When: The digital age is getting you down.
Where: Online at outofprintclothing.com.
The Jewels of New York Brown Bag Lunch
What: Brooklyn-based food darlings revamp a from-the-fridge classic with gourmet sandwiches (spicy pulled pork and pickled fennel on a brioche bun), herbed potato chips, and homemade cookies.
Why: Someone’s bound to order the fried chicken and waffle combo.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (48 hours’ notice required.)
Where: Free delivery throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Minimum of twenty guests. To order, call 718-360-1951.
What: Mitchell Lichtenstein (son of famous artist Roy) plumbs the complicated depths of aging parents, inheritance, and familial obligation in a campy indie staring Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn, and Ellen Barkin (as Torn’s lying, drug-addled girlfriend).
Why: Ah, family.
When: Opens Fri.
Where: Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston St., at Mercer St. (212-995-2000).
Studies for a Still Life in Red Green and Blue (Shine On)
What: Grad student Pierre Le Hors manipulates silver dishes, mirrors, and slide projectors to create mind-blowing color effects for his solo thesis exhibition.
Why: Trip the light fantastic.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24-20 Jackson Ave., b/t 45th Rd. & 45th Ave., 3rd flr., Long Island City (212-857-0063).
Sir by Joanna Baum Sale
What: House label finds (tunics, shirtdresses) at 30-60 percent off, plus deep discounts on Modern Vintage and Farylrobin footwear.
Why: Yes, sir. You may have another.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 1-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 129 Bedford Ave., at N. 10th St., Williamsburg (718-384-0700).
The Bagel: the Surprising History of a Modest Bread
What: BBC journalist and documentary filmmaker Maria Balinska traces the breakfast staple’s delicious trek from 17th-century Poland to the bakeries of the Lower East Side.
Why: Schmear ye, schmear ye.
When: Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard St., b/t Delancey & Broome Sts. (212-982-8420). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Out of Print Clothing