Pier 57 Market: Opening Ceremony BTW
Uber-hip brand/chain Opening Ceremony debuts this pop-up in conjunction with its first solo show at this year's Fashion Week.
Something for everyone: Peep the Asia Dog and Dominique Ansel stalls (cronuts!) while she hits up Rihanna for River Island.
Thru Sep 12 11a-7p. Pier 57, 15th St. (at West Side Highway), Chelsea. Free.
Nearby: Cull & Pistol; The Green Table; Friedman's Lunch
Texas Toasting: Astoria Whiskey Society's September Tasting
Head to Queens for an evening of fine craft whiskey with Balcones Distilling's master Chip Tate.
Balcones basics: The award-winning Texas company opened only a few years ago and has already released seven prime spirits.
Sun 6-8p. Hell Gate Social, 12-21 Astoria Blvd. (14th St.), Astoria. $30 here.
Nearby: Il Bambino; DiWine; Sweet Afton
Nice Chess: The Machine
This intense live drama zooms in on chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov's fight with IBM's supercomputer Big Blue.
Center stage: The Armory Drill Hall becomes high-tech arena that makes a chess game resemble a Christopher Nolan movie.
Thru Sept 18. Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. (E. 67th St.), Upper East Side. $45 here.
Nearby: Daniel; Bar & Books; JoJo
Get Carted: 2013 Vendy Awards
All the food you can possibly eat (as well as an open bar) at this massive annual food truck festival and award event.
Fine finalists: Check out King Souvlaki, Mysttik Masaala, Toum, Lonestar Taco, OddFellows, and dozens more.
Sat 2:30p. Industry City, 116 39th St. (1st Ave.), Sunset Park. $95-1,250 here.
Nearby: Tacos Matamoros; Kofte Piyaz; The Green Fig
On Saturday, I'll be in New Jersey and will have some of the fresh seafood from Varka. For Sunday, I'll be going to Pure Food and Wine and I always have to get their completely organic, non-dairy cheese platter that is only on their dinner menu.