“Drunk Science: Ignorance”


You know that bad dream where you get up in front of the class to present your report, but you realize that you’re insanely drunk and just started studying the topic yesterday? A few comedians got together and decided it would be hilarious to force their friends to live through that in “Drunk Science.” Tonight, four guests will provide drunk dissertations on the topic of “Ignorance” to actual scientists. Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St., $5-$8




Grand Zentral


Celebrating National Yoga Month, Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall will be transformed into what must be the city’s most stunning yoga studio, offering free classes all day (registration required). Pure Yoga instructors will lead one-hour Vinyasa sessions, mats are included, and participants will walk away with a swag bag. There will also be a pop-up wellness market. Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., 86 E. 42nd St., free


Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years

If Leonard Nimoy isn’t too cool to make “Star Trek” fan art, none of us are. This weekend kicks off a special exhibit at the Paley Center for Media paying homage to the fan artists (including Nimoy, as well as actress Mayim Bialik) who have produced amazing tribute pieces in 2-D and 3-D. Fifty artists will have their work on display to celebrate 50 years of “Star Trek,” starting this Friday. There will also be screenings, photo ops, panel discussions and an opening night party (ticketed). Sept. 16-25, 25 W. 52nd St., free


The Joy of Sake

Whether you’re a connoisseur or someone who just enjoys the odd sip of sake, get to know the huge variety of the Japanese rice wine at Joy of Sake at the Metropolitan Pavilion. It will feature over 400 sakes, plus food pairings from 16 local Japanese restaurants, including Morimoto, Sushi Nakazawa, Sakagura, EN Japanese Brasserie and 15 East. There will also be a featured poke bar. Sept. 16, 6:39-9:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., $95


Luckyrice Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Cocktail Feast

Spend an evening at the swanky Bowery Hotel tasting Asian-inspired cocktails created by some of NYC’s top mixologists at the seventh annual LUCKYRICE Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Cocktail Feast. Bombay Sapphire East appears in each concoction to highlight Asian flavors, like those in the official 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Cocktail -- including tea, mandarin, lime, orange and pomegranate -- as revelers take part in a harvest celebration the under the full moon. Sept. 16, 9 p.m.-midnight, Bowery Hotel, 355 Bowery, $50-$88


Carmen Herrera

Cuban-born painter Carmen Herrera’s art is immediately recognizable for its precise lines and crisp colors that juxtapose more abstract themes. More than 50 works are being showcased at the Whitney Museum starting this week in “Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight,” the artist’s first exhibit in over 20 years. The pieces range from 2-D drawings and paintings to sculpture work, and reflect the artist’s early period of developing her distinct visual calling card. Many have never before been on display. Sept. 16-Jan. 2, 2017, 99 Gansevoort St., $22


Vendy Awards

For a 12th year, the city’s best street vendors — nominated by you, the people who eat and love their food — will gather on Governors Island for ultimate glory. Your tickets gets you unlimited nosh from more than 25 food trucks, who are all facing off in five categories, including this year’s special vegan contest. Proceeds benefit the Street Vendor Project. Sept. 17, 12:30-5 p.m., $100


Blues, Brews & Botany

Learn what goes into crafting the perfect beers from scratch at the New York Botanical Garden this weekend. Listen to blues and bluegrass bands performing as you sample a flight of craft beers from a pop-up beer garden and hear about their origins. You can also participate in workshops and learn how beer goes from farm to stein. Tickets include an all-access pass to the gardens, and you get a souvenir tasting tumbler. Sept. 17-18, noon-5 p.m., 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, $30


Taste of East Village

New and established restaurants of one of NYC’s hottest neighborhoods are banding together for their own first-ever food festival. Food (and cocktails!) will be available from restaurants including Veselka, Jimmy’s No. 43, Butter Lane Cupcakes and many more. As a neighborhood rich in creative culture, there will be entertainment from local musicians and cultural groups. Proceeds go to the Cooper Square Committee, which helped residents and businesses recover after the March 2015 gas explosion. Sept. 17, noon, East Seventh Street between Cooper Square and Second Avenue, $25


Israeli Fashion Showcase

Williamsburg weekend market Artists & Fleas is highlighting four Israeli designers, offering jewelry and fashion for men and women created in Israel. Participants are Anuk Jewelry, BiJou Jewelry, Impression, Nouveau Riche Dog, Michal Hadas and Sisters M. The Israeli Designer Showcase complements over 100 featured sellers that rotate weekly at the Brooklyn installment of the popular public art, food, antiques and fashion bazaar. Sept. 17-18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Artists & Fleas, 70 N. Seventh St., Brooklyn, free


Brooklyn Lobster Takedown

It’s hard to screw up a good lobster dish, but it’s even harder to compete against Brooklyn’s best cooks and claw your way to the top - which is exactly why we’re expecting great things from the Brooklyn Lobster Takedown at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club this Sunday. Fifteen champions from past Takedowns will face off with their best lobster recipes for pride and prizes, and you’ll have the chance to taste all of their entries. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Education Project. Sept. 18, noon-2 p.m., 514 Union St., $35


“The Plantation”

It never hurts to breathe fresh air into the classics, and site-specific adaptations are always compelling - especially when they’re free. If that adds up to a winning afternoon for you, don’t miss one of the free performances of “The Plantation” taking place this weekend and next at the Commanding Officer’s House on Governors Island. A reimagining of Anton Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” the play takes place in West Virginia after the Civil War. RSVP to secure your spot. Sept. 18 & 25, 1& 3:30 p.m., Governors Island, free


Medieval Festival

The beautiful Fort Tryon Park, a sprawling oasis along the Hudson River and home to the Cloisters, is an ideal setting to transport you back to the time of kings and queens, jesters and jousters, magicians and minstrels. Now in its 32nd year, the Medieval Festival returns on Sunday with a full day of immersive activities and shows for all ages. There are also crafts, themed refreshments and games. It’s free to participate, and costumes are encouraged. Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Riverside Drive at Hudson Heights, free


Brooklyn Book Festival

Prepare to have all your bookish fantasies come true at the Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in NYC. It takes place at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on Sunday, preceded by days of Bookend Events. Those include Children’s Day at MetroTech Commons on Saturday, plus interviews, readings, parties, workshops and much more. Hundreds of authors will attend to give talks and meet fans, including Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Ralph Nader, Hua Hsu and Salman Rushdie. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, free