Friday, November 28, 2014

This Weekend

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  • 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

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