Pop in, fill up.
Ben Folds and Nick Hornby
What: The American singer/songwriter and English novelist (High Fidelity, About a Boy) discuss and perform selections from their recent musical collab, Lonely Avenue.
Why: It’s like Behind the Music, only with relevant artists, new material, and fewer drug spirals.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., b/t Broadway & Park Ave. S. (212-253-0810). Admission is free.
House of Waris Pop-Up
What: Drop into Wes Anderson comrade Waris Ahluwalia’s (The Darjeeling Limited) temporary parlor packed with jewelry, Cynthia Rowley tool kits, Eric Anderson artwork, Olympia Le Tan totes, Assouline tomes, and more.
Why: Keep things civilized with a cup of Himalayan tea and Daylesford biscuits and chocolate.
When: Thru Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 504 W. 24th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves.
What: A holographic lady, all-weather wraparound terrace, and self-serve wines by the glass give this celebration of the region of Spain a cyborg twist.
Why: Sharable pintxos (Iberian ham, gazpacho jelly), choose-your-own gin-and-tonic program (with notes of melon, rosemary, and coriander), and a guest Basque chef every other month.
When: Opens today. Sun.-Thurs., 6-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 839 Sixth Ave., b/t 29th & 30th Sts. (646-600-7150).
The Feast: Roaring Twenties Speakeasy & Steakhouse
What: The Guerilla Culinary Brigade jumps on the zeitgeist with a Prohibition-era pop-up dining experience complete with art deco stylings, a three-piece swing band, and surprise live performances.
Why: Throw back Widow’s Kisses (brandy, chartreuse, Benedictine, and bitters), Blind Burros, and Chocolate Ale Flips during a four-course meal prepped by guest chef Seamus Mullen.
When: Sign up now. Event, Oct. 21-23, 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington St., b/t Essex & Ludlow Sts. (212-475-2600). Reservations ($85 plus tax and tip) online at thepopuprestaurant.com.
The Scar Project
What: Attend a gallery walk-through with fashion photographer David Jay or reflect on the arresting images of young breast cancer survivors on your own.
Why: The large-scale portrait series puts faces (and bodies) to the disease’s staggering statistics.
Where: Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., b/t Spring & Kenmare Sts. Tickets ($10 and up) online at eventbrite.com.
What: Michael Berardino (Dell’anima, ’Inoteca) tackles global cuisine — including North African-spiced braised lamb neck — at the tune-pumping, graffitied lounge.
Why: The unexpected standout? A lighter-than-air huckleberry-flecked citrus yogurt cheesecake.
When: Daily, 5-11 p.m.
Where: 800 Ninth Ave., at 53rd St. (212-956-3333).
Photo: Eamonn McCabe
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