Serious Eats All-Star
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Governors Island, $65
Food blog Serious Eats brings all of its favorites to one place, with Sullivan Street Bakery and Salumeria Biellese even crafting special, never-before-tasted SE sandwiches. Other joints, including Locanda Verde, Taim and Torrisi, offer up classics. Leah Taylor
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tickets start at $85
Indulge your inner Ron Swanson this weekend at Meatopia, the self-proclaimed “Woodstock of Edible Animals.” On DUMBO’s Pier 5, 45 chefs converge on Saturday evening to serve up a veritable menagerie of charred flesh, while sponsor Amstel Light will keep the beer flowing.
3rd Ward’s Annual Pig Out!
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn,
free by RSVP
There’s more than just barbecue on the menu (though the Brindle Room does prepare a tasty plate). Bring your bike and let the bicycle doc cure what ails it, learn how to sculpt (and then eat) chocolate, find artistic uses for algae (seriously!) and take an ingredient challenge to taste the difference between farm-fresh and store-bought eggs. LT
The Glitch Mob with RJD2
Friday 9 p.m.
Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., $30
The Glitch Mob’s productions unearth the secret family tree that links early Timbaland, the laser-guided bass of Ghislain Poirier, Autechre’s chop-shop take on electro and Ed Banger’s not-so-secret love affair with ’90s rave. The three-piece L.A. collective plays T5 alongside master DJ (and composer of the now-famous “Mad Men” theme) RJD2. Matt Sussman
Wednesday, 7 p.m.,
(Le) Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St., $15
Championed by Nick Cave and Brian Eno and drawing noirish comparisons to early PJ Harvey, British siren Anna Calvi takes a widescreen approach on her stunning debut album. Calvi eschews the de rigeur retro blues of modern English pop in favor of a more cinematic palette. Doug Levy
Liberty Hall presents ‘Gasland’
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall, 16 W. 29th St., free by RSVP
If you still don’t give a frig about fracking, check out “Gasland.” The documentary looks at communities impacted by natural-gas drilling. Fox discovers serious environmental safety and health issues that could be a direct result of hydraulic fracturing. But the government seems to have turned a blind eye, and lobbyists are calling the filmmaker a liar. RSVP at email@example.com. Mindy Bond
Kurosawa: ‘Stray Dog’ (1950)
Sunday, 5:30 p.m.,
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, $9-$13
Kurosawa’s masterpiece “Stray Dog” is an early, naturalistic film about a detective and the search for his missing gun in postwar Tokyo. It stars Toshiro Mifune, a Japanese icon who reappears throughout a canon that incorporates everything from pulp to Noh theatre, Shakespearean tragedy to the almighty Bushido code. Jason Jude Chan
Jailbreak your iPhone
Wednesday, 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Gowanus Print Lab, 54 Second Ave, Brooklyn, $80
Gain invaluable techniques for taking your iPhone or iPad to a level only true geeks can dream of. Remove Apple’s brandcuffs, and free yourself! Find apps that have yet to hit the App Store, use other wireless carriers and transform your phone into an instant hot spot.
‘Bio-Rhythm: Music and the Body’
Through Aug. 6, Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., free
Created by Science Gallery and presented by Eyebeam in conjunction with the World Science Festival, Biorhythm explores the ways our bodies and brains react to music — there may actually be a methodology to producing a hit song. A particular highlight is Kaffe Matthews' “Sonic Bed.” Mindy Bond
The Big Terrific
Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cameo Gallery, 93 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg, free
The free showcase brings together on-the-rise funny folk for a blend of interactive tomfoolery and experimental jibber jabber, with the occasional multimedia goof thrown in for good measure. Comedian- hosts Max Silvestri, Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate bring the sass and round up consistently satisfying squads of contributors.
Nilaja Sun: ‘No Child…’
Through Aug. 14,
Barrow Street Theater,
27 Barrow St., $40
“No Child...” is Nilaja Sun’s bravura monologue recounting her six weeks as a teaching artist at Malcolm X High School. In addition to first-time student actors who do wicked impersonations of Justin Timberlake and text nonstop, she brings the janitor, principal, teachers and — best of all — security officer into her narrative.