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chesapeake crab boil at back forty!

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Chesapeake Crab Boil
Mallet-happy seafoodies gather round the newspapered communal tables to devour endless piles of homemade Old Bay- and beer-steamed crustaceans.
Why: Sold out? We think not. Back Forty has reserved ten spots just for DC. The first five readers to e-mail swindle@dailycandy.com will receive a booking code for access to a pair.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Every Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; special DC seating, this Tues., 8:45 p.m.
Where: 190 Ave. B, at 12th St. (212-388-1990). Tickets ($42) online at brownpapertickets.com the Wed. before each boil.

Parsons Senior Showcase Pop-Up
Preview ten collections (inspired by fishermen, the concept of evolution, and world travels) by New School for Design grads at the five-day trunk show and sale.
Why: Fashion thrives on young blood.
When: Wed.-June 20. Wed.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Debut, 298 Mulberry St., b/t Houston & Bleecker Sts. (212-343-2717).


What: Make like your favorite Ronson and climb into the DJ booth. Set the playlist and practice scratching during a quickie (fifteen-minute) spin lesson.
Why: Reward your newfound turntable mastery with vodka-infused popsicles.
When: Every Tues., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; open vodka bar, 10-11 p.m.
Where: Foundation, 137 Essex St., b/t Rivington & Stanton Sts. (212-253-2066). Admission is free.

Harvey Faircloth Sale
Snatch up quirky, ladylike frocks from the vintage-inspired line at up to 75 percent off.
Why: The shiny little cape dress (reg. $520, now $179).
When: Your cutoffs don’t cut it.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

Festival Sud de France
Swill your way through the Fitou, Limoux, and Minervois appellations (and learn the regional differences) at blending seminars, cross-borough Swirl & Learns, and food and chocolate pairing events.
Why: Chefs Cedric Tovar (Daniel) and Jean-Marc Boyer’s (Les Puits du Trésor) six-course dinner at the James Beard Foundation.
When: Thru July 23.
Where: Locations vary. Schedule online at festival-suddefrance.com. R.S.V.P. (required) to 646-688-7170 or contactny@suddefrance-export.com.

The Coop on Atlantic Does Lunch
The Brooklyn Flea’s go-to coffee carrier opens its own cafe-style digs with Bread Meats Bread’s made-from-scratch baked goods (Gruyere croissants, strawberry-rhubarb muffins) and Crop to Cup joe.
Why: The dreamy asparagus, organic chevre, pickled red pepper, and mizuna-packed pumpernickel hero.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 139 Atlantic Ave., b/t Henry & Clinton Sts., Brooklyn Heights.

Photo: Courtesy of Back Forty

137 Essex St
bt Rivington & Stanton Sts
New York, NY 10002
139 Atlantic Ave
bt Henry & Clinton Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11201
298 Mulberry St
bt Houston & Bleecker Sts
New York, NY 10012
190 Ave B
@ 12th St
New York, NY 10009