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Rachel Nasvik’s Art Project and Contest

What: Decorate/manipulate an RN tote bag and send in a photo to win a Nasvik fall 2010 purse. The top thirteen snapshots will be hung, gallery style, for a party at TG170.
Why: Mingle with artsy gadabouts who will be selling their versions to benefit Stoked Mentoring.
When: Get a tote bag Fri.-Sun.; send in pics by Aug. 28. Party, Aug. 31.
Where: Totes distributed at various locations around town. We’ll tweet the first on Friday morning. For more contest and party info, check out rachelnasvikartproject.tumblr.com.

Inside the Fridge of a DailyCandy Editor
Inspired by a San Fran exhibit, we’re revealing the contents of our refrigerators. It’s like looking into our souls, er, stomachs.
Why: After mocking ours, please post a picture of yours.
When: Now.
Where: Online at facebook.com.

Ice Cream Fair & Tomato Tasting
Lick your way through six mini cones stacked with Tuthilltown bourbon and sea salt caramel (The Bent Spoon), roasted peach and black pepper (Early Bird Cookery), blackberry gingersnap (MilkMade), and more.
Why: Too much sugar? Opt for top-notch tomato dishes from the likes of Jorge Collazo (SchoolFood), Meg Grace (The Redhead), and Mary Cleaver (The Cleaver Co.).
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: New Amsterdam Market, South St., b/t Beekman St. & Peck Slip (212-766-8688). Tickets ($20-$35) for both events online at brownpapertickets.com.

Temporary Taqueria Preview
An $8 dinner centered around the bean (as in: frijole), brought to you by West Coast artist Mark Andrew Gravel.
Why: Freshly made cheese, pickled produce, Mast Brothers chocolate, and Blue Bottle surprises. Alex Pasternak provides music.
When: Aug. 23, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: East River Patio, 97 S. 6th St., b/t Bedford & Berry Sts., Williamsburg. Tix and info online at foodsexart.com.

Stop & Swap: a Swap-o-Rama-Rama Event
Haul in a bag (at least four items) of gently used or recently retired clothing and take your pick from piles of shoes, bags, jewelry, and men’s and women’s wear.
Why: Workshops on embellishment and adornment teach you to upgrade new-to-you items.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., b/t Aves. B & C (212-505-8183). Admission is $10, plus retired garb.

Green Tomato and Horseradish Chutney

What: Swing by artisanal food fair and benefit concert Farm to Folk Fest for the sweet and spicy spreads (blueberry and Bermuda onion, Spice Route Citrus) from local condiment crafters The DP Chutney Collective.
Why: Proceeds go to Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA’s Low Income Fund.
When: Sun., 3-8 p.m.
Where: Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., at Meeker Ave., Williamsburg (718-609-0484). Admission is $12.

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Nasvik

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236 E 3rd St
bt Aves B & C
New York, NY 10009
East River Patio
97 S 6th St
bt Bedford & Berry Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
484 Union Ave
@ Meeker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
South St
bt Beekman St & Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038