Clothes should never be boring. And there's nothing that ratchets up an outfit like a hot pair of heels. Beginning on Wednesday, the Brooklyn Museum is giving the never-humble shoe its own showcase in "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe," with more than 160 historical and contemporary examples from the 17th century through the present— think Lady Gaga's 8-inch platform booties by Rem Koolhaas, or Marilyn Monroe's Ferragamo stilettos (both on display).
Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show Sept. 4, 6 p.m. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg 718-963-3369 $10, www.brooklynbowl.com
Let’s face it, the Stones are getting on in decades and Keith Richards’ guitar playing isn’t quite what it used to be. But you can still get your satisfaction, even if Mick Jagger is still trying to find some for himself, at this Stones tribute show spanning 50 years of hits.
The Buzzcocks Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Webster Hall 125 E. 11th St., 212-353-1600 $30, www.websterhall.com
Just want a lover like any other? Here’s what you get: The Buzzcocks still performing live over 38 years after they formed. One of the greatest punk bands to emerge from the U.K. still put on a killer live show. Also on the bill are New Jersey indie rockers Titus Andronicus.
Brooklyn Music Festival Sept. 7, 2 p.m. Commodore Barry Park 266 Nassau St., Fort Greene Free, www.tbkmf.com
Celebrate Brooklyn with a roster as diverse as the borough itself! Catch acts like (I am) Isis, The Paisley Fields, BU Marching Band, Prayala and Ty Black while reveling in the gorgeous early September weather. Admission is free but donations for Brooklyn Community Services will be accepted at the gate — show some love, the Brooklyn way.
Thrift Disco Swap Shop Sept. 6, noon Radio Bushwick 22 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick $2-$40, 917-893-8935 www.radiobushwick.com
Fall is coming and we know you want to look fresh to death (in the wise words of Pauly D). Time to get rid of the old and jump into something new, and the thrift disco swap shop is the place to do it. We’re not sure if the Bee Gees are on the soundtrack but we know there’ll be a barkeep and that trading clothes is the name of the game. For every piece of clothing you bring – up to 20 – you can take home a piece someone else brought. If you’re not into trading, there will also be vendors.
LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion Sept. 7, 4 p.m. Orchard Street between Grand and Broome streets Free, www.lowereastside.org
Experience just how hip New York City can be as the Lower East Side throws a chic afternoon block party, featuring more than 30 fall art openings and a Looks of the LES fashion show curated by Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell. Cake Shop has drafted bands for the occasion, and DJ Anton Bass of Sea to Sun Recordings will spin during the fashion show.
Alexo Wandael photographed notables in NYC's Italian immigrant community. Credit: Nicoletta Santoro
Italiany Sept. 4-26, 10 a.m. New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo 24 W. 12th St. Free, www.casaitaliananyu.org
Photographer Alexo Wandael turns the lens of his camera, usually devoted to fine art and fashion, on his own Italian community for this portrait exhibit put on by Peroni. See some of the city's most notable Italians, like the American Ballet Theater's Alessandra Ferri and jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno, and learn about their personal stories of immigration.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Sept. 6, 7; noon University Place East 13th Street south to Washington Square Park Free, www.wsoae.org
In 1931, Jackson Pollock and Willem DeKooning, in desperate financial straits, took their paintings to a sidewalk near Washington Square Park to sell. It was the start of a tradition that became a biannual showcase of talent. We can’t promise you a Pollock, but you just may find the next master.
25th NYC Century Bike Tour Sept. 7, 6 a.m. Central Park or Prospect Park 110th and Lenox Avenue or Park Circle, Prospect Heights $55, www.nyccentury.org
Fancy a really scenic tour of NYC’s boroughs? Take a fully supported ride with thousands of other New Yorkers along the city’s bike lanes on routes ranging from 35 to 100 miles, with scenic rest stops and food along the way. Make it a charity ride by fundraising for Vision Zero.
Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint Sept. 7, 1 p.m. East River Park 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg $25-$45, www.tastewg.com
Drinks and bites from over 40 of Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries including Cafe Colette, Le Barricou, Teddy's Bar and Grill, Black Bear Bar and more. Live music curated by Rough Trade includes Ben Fields, Son Little and Jack + Eliza. Get your food, drink and dance on down by the river.
Great New York Bar-Keepers of the 19th Century Sept. 9, 6 p.m. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog 30 Water St., 646-422-7906 $50, www.deadrabbitnyc.com
David Wondrich brings the story of pioneering mixologist William “The Only William” Schmidt to life. This is far from a dry history lesson: Wondrich and The Dead Rabbit’s Jack McGarry craft 19th-century cocktails and their modern counterparts, which you can quaff with hors d’oeuvres.
SPiN is celebrating its fifth anniversary by inviting France’s Leny to take over the ping-pong party space with his “Save the Humans” installation, which combines nature and retro digital games to highlight environmental issues. Classic arcade games and live music are also on the agenda amid a “cacophony of pongmanship.” Get ready to get paddled (for a good cause — proceeds benefit The Bowery Mission).
Beer for Beasts Sept. 13, 1 p.m. The Bell House 149 Seventh St., Gowanus $65,718-643-6510 www.thebellhouseny.com
Not that you need a reason to enjoy good beer, but it might be even tastier when it’s for charity. Sixpoint Brewery and Beer Advocate’s fundraiser for the Humane Society of New York will feature over 30 custom beers and six food trucks, while Biz Markie spins on the decks. Feel good about tomorrow’s hangover!