Well worth the bread.
What: Get schooled on real panini (not pressed and always sliced to order) by a born-and-bred Milanese in the Montesorri school-retro space. Reward a lesson learned with chocolate salami ($10) — a cake made to resemble meat.
Why: Try four of the scientifically proportioned bites for $24 (there are 30 combos total), which will taste even better when delivery service starts by (we hope) Vespa.
When: Opens today. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 330 W. Broadway, at Grand St. (212-226-8111).
What: Sneak a peek at Vera Balyura’s newest monster-themed baubles (pterodactyl skeleton with pirate head necklace) as well as an assortment of online classics ($20-$270).
Why: First ten shoppers earn specially designed tees; every guest who mentions DailyCandy will receive 30 percent off his/her purchase.
When: Sat., 1-7 p.m.
Where: 303 E. 5th St., b/t First & Second Aves., ste. a1 (917-353-3885).
Lyell Closing Sale
What: Say farewell to Emma Fletcher’s Merchant Ivory-meets-Nouvelle Vague line and shop, which closes for good on Friday.
Why: Lovely chiffon blouses, embroidered leotards, wrap shorts, and other spring items are up to 60 percent off.
When: Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 173 Elizabeth St., b/t Spring & Kenmare Sts. (212-966-8484).
Score Pop-Up Swap
What: Pro curators (Etsy, Alpha One Labs, Market Publique) organize your old clothing, books, music, electronics, and crafts by category; $5 at the door gets you as much as you can grab.
Why: Proceeds from the mega trade will be donated to Global Inheritance (a nonprofit dedicated to youth activism); leftovers go to charity.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Bklyn Yard, 400 Carroll St., b/t Bond & Nevins Sts., Gowanus. R.S.V.P. online at spreadsheets.google.com. Admission is $3 in advance.
GenArt Plan B
What: What to do when an emerging arts organization goes bust before displaying your wares? DIY (and offer discounts), say Lewis Cho, H Fredriksson, and Ken & Dana Design.
Why: As every great backup should, this indie shopping event includes an open bar and DJ.
When: Thurs., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 503. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com. Admission is free.
Ride or Fry
What: Indie art scenester and Dante Fried Chicken batter master Dante Gonzales whips up to-go boxes ($10; minimum four orders) for impromptu at-home dinner parties.
Why: Roasted-paprika-corn mac and cheese; cucumber, corn, and string bean ginger salad; and coconut honey biscuits round out the soul food happy meal.
When: Thru May 31. Daily, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Online at rideorfry.com. Free delivery to downtown Manhattan; $10 delivery charge to Williamsburg.
Photo: Courtesy of Salumè