A Little Taste: Whiskeyfest
Sip single malts from Ireland, Scotland, Tennessee, Japanese, Canada, and more at this spirits grand tasting.
Learn the craft: After your “whiskey-themed” lunch, hit up distillers at the daily seminars to learn their secrets.
Fri-Sat. New York Marriott Marquis,1535 Broadway (W. 46th St.), Midtown. $225-395 here.
Nearby: Bond 45; Blue Fin; 5 Napkin Burger
Pop-Up Gallery: Art in Odd Places
The name says it all for this gathering of art along 14th Street, where dozens of installations and performances will pop up for over a week.
Check out: AE Souzis' interactive tour of the street via text message and other projects in the full lineup.
Sat thru Oct 20. 14th St. (Ave. C to Hudson River), East Village. Free.
Nearby: The Standard Biergarden; Chelsea Market; Willow Road
Duke It Out: BowieBall 2013
The glam tribute to The Thin White Duke returns this year, with increasingly outlandish partygoers in attendance.
Don't cross her: Orange Is The New Black's Pensatucky, aka Taryn Manning, is on the guest list.
Sat 11p. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.), West Village. $25 here.
Nearby: Saxon + Parole; The Bitter End; BONDST
Walk This Way: Blocks NYC
In this gamified walking tour, participants hit West Village sites of famous album covers and earn points for recreating them.
Tally up: At the end, teams meet up at The Bitter End for some well-deserved boozing while showing off their photos.
Sun 11a. Washington Square Park Arch (Waverly Pl. and 5th Ave.). $25 here.