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The Weekend Guide

jason nocito photography!

Let’s get weird.

OBSERVE
Party Pit
What:
NYC photographer Jason Nocito’s newest series runs the gamut from suggestive (a tattooed lady in a pantsless half split) to serene (a snow-covered forest).
Why: Visions of abandoned caves, shallow graves, and cardboard ice cream cones will dance in your head.
When: Thru Feb. 19. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Taxter & Spengemann, 459 W. 18th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves. (212-924-0212).

FEAST
NY Chilifest
What:
Shovel your way through spicy winter stews by top contenders such as Northern Spy Food Co., Vinegar Hill House, Fette Sau, and the Food Network Test Kitchen.
Why: We recommend Brooklyn Brewery beer as a between-bowls palate cleanser. Plus, proceeds benefit Food Systems Network NYC.
When: Sun., 4-8 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. Tickets ($30-$40) online at brownpapertickets.com.

SHOP
Poundcake NYC Wandering Pop-Up
What:
Owner and jewelry designer Anna Badoian outfits her temporary Nolita digs with eye-catching accessories, photographs, artwork, and furniture crafted by Brooklyn-based pals.
Why: Origami crane earrings, knuckle tattoo gloves, Fine & Raw Chocolate, plus 2-D pinup girl and camera necklaces.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Tues.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 242 Elizabeth St., b/t Prince & Houston Sts. (917-214-8100).

CHEERS
Nuela’s New Cocktail Program
What:
Alex Ott (one of the OGs of the mixology game) devises libations ($12) to complement every dish on the menu.
Why: Madre de Dios (cucumber, gin, white cranberry, Pimms, and fresh lime) for greens, pork, and fish; a Peruvian Geisha float (ginger, cherry-infused vodka, cranberry/huckleberry, and light beer) for lobster and lamb.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 43 W. 24th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-929-1200).

VISIT
Yokoso Playmountain Shop-in-Shop
What:
Shinichiro Nakahara transports wares from his renowned Tokyo design shop to Creatures of Comfort’s Nolita outpost.
Why: Ceramic bowls and utensils, delicate wooden crafts, and additional home accents from Japanese artisans.
When: Thru Feb. 26. Opening reception, Sat., 3-7 p.m.
Where: 205 Mulberry St., b/t Kenmare & Spring Sts. (212-925-1005).

PREGAME
Kings County Distillery Tour
What:
Learn the ins and outs of making moonshine during a walk-through of one of the country’s smallest producers of unaged corn whiskey.
Why: Snag a clear, typewriter-labeled flask (or two) on your way out ($20-$35).
When: Sat., 1-6 p.m. No reservation needed — simply buzz in when you arrive.
Where: 35 Meadow St., at Bogart St., East Williamsburg. Admission is free. Tastings are $3.

Photo: Jason Nocito

LOCATIONS
Kings County Distillery
35 Meadow St
@ Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Taxter & Spengemann
459 W 18th St
bt 9th & 10th Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-924-0212
Poundcake NYC
242 Elizabeth St
bt Prince & Houston Sts
New York, NY 10012
917-214-8100
205 Mulberry St
bt Kenmare & Spring Sts
New York, NY 10012
212-925-1005
43 W 24th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10010
212-929-1200
75 9th Ave
bt 15th & 16th Sts
New York, NY 10011
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