Tinker, Tailor: Spy — The Secret World of Espionage
Espionage gadgets, disguises, and the chance to "navigate laser beams" are the three things that can actually drag a hardened New Yorker to Times Square.
Clay time: While you're there, check out the Chinese Terracotta Warriors exhibition and call it a full day of culture.
Fri thru March 2013. Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th St. (7th Ave.), Midtown. $26 here. Nearby: Round Table at the Algonquin; Pera; Esca
Eat Out: The Great GoogaMooga Festival
Eat from dozens of the city's best — including M. Wells, Red Rooster, and The Meat Hook — while The Roots et al. play in the background.
Pay to play: Free tix have long since "sold" out, but ExtraMooga VIP tix are still available. Among other perks, Pat LaFrieda will roast an entire 867-lb. prime black angus steer.
Sat-Sun 11a. Nethermead Meadow, Prospect Park. $250 here. Nearby: Brookvin; City Sub; The Sunburnt Calf
Wheel House: Slideluck Bikeshow
Eat a little bit of Harlem (in the form of Billie's Black Gourmet Soul, Busters, and Miss Mamie's Spoonbread) before the slideshow presentation of bike-focused art.
Bonus track: Stick around for the dancing ladies of Heelz on Wheels and the chance to win a bike from Specialized.
Sat 6p. Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 104th St.), Upper West Side. $10 here. Nearby: Buster's; Awash; Flor de Mayo
No Hay Banda: Silencio
Get endearingly creeped out by this band's tribute to David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, with music from Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive.
Here's to Ben: Francine "The Lucid Dream" — best-known for her David Lynch Burlesque — will enliven the night with her special brand of performance.
Sun 6:30p. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.), West Village. $15-20 here. Nearby: Saxon + Parole; The Bitter End; BONDST