To Do This Week: Porktoberfest and Latin Beet Kitchen

Things to do in New York City this week.

Affordable Art Fair.
Affordable Art Fair.

WEDNESDAY September 28

Strip your wall of those posters you bought from the guy in Central park. You are an adult now! You deserve a home with real art! Real, affordably priced art. Good thing the Affordable Art Fair kicks off tonight featuring works from more than 500 artists ranging from $100 to $10,000. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 6-9 p.m., $17 to $80

THURSDAY September 29

Not every type of dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s—or gets the funding to fight it the way Alzheimer’s does. The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration fights against the most common cause of dementia in adults under 60, and tonight, they do it in style at their Inaugural Hope Rising Benefit. Paula Zahn will host and there will be a musical performance by Kelli O’Hara. The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, 7 p.m., $500

MoMa Design Store.
MoMa Design Store.

FRIDAY September 30

If you’ve had to make do for months without quirky vases and interesting saltshakers—well, no more. The MoMa Design Store is reopening and is stocked with all your cool, arty homeware needs (as well as a jewelry collection by Zaha Hadid for Georg Jensen). The press preview is tonight, and it opens to the public tomorrow. MoMa Design Store, 44 West 53 Street, 9-11 p.m., invite only

SATURDAY October 1

If you’ve ever longed for the days where you could sit around having elegant lunches while authors like Truman Capote told their latest stories, good news. Those days are back! Or, at least to a certain extent. Truman Capote regrettably remains dead. But you can hear great modern day authors at Rotisserie Georgette for their Literary Lunches series. Georgette Farkas notes, “We are privileged to have a coterie of renowned authors as regulars here at the Rotisserie, and now a select group of them have agreed to take part in small events where our guests can meet them first hand over lunch.” The series is kicking off today with talks from Michael Gross, who’ll be presenting stories from his newest work Focus: The Sexy, Secret, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers, and Holly Peterson, who’ll be reading from Smoke & Fire: Recipes and Menus for Entertaining Outdoors. Future lunches will include other great writers like Adam Gopnik. Bring your appetite and your reading glasses. Rotisserie Georgette, 14 East 60 Street, 12 p.m., $69 for three-course lunch


SUNDAY October 2

It may finally be fall, but get ready to start sweating again. Movemeant, which helps fund movement based programs from yoga to kickboxing in schools, is hosting a Dare to Bare fundraising event in Union Square. Participants will hop on soul cycle bikes outside in their sports bras to see who can raise the most money for the charity. VIP Participants who raise $2,000 or more receive a slew of great goodies like leggings, a light lunch and free drinks at the beer garden (you’ve earned it). And all registrants get a cool new workout bra from Sweaty Betty. Kids are welcome with any ticketed adult, and there are a ton of cool activities for them , too, like aerial sports and tumbling as well as photo booths and dance performances. Union Square Park, 14 Street and Fourth Avenue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $35 registration fee, commitment to fundraise $350

MONDAY October 3

Ready to just tear into some meat like a dinosaur? Perhaps you’d like to head over to Dinosaur BBQ today where they’re hosting Porktoberfest. You’ll be able to enjoy specials like “B-More Spiced Baby Back Ribs” and the “Three Little Pigs Sandwich” as well as a stein hoisting competition with Sam Adams Octoberfest. Dinosaur BBQ, 604 Union Street, all day

TUESDAY October 4

Jackson Pollock once said that the horrors of war in the 20th century were impossible to represent with traditional artistic forms. However, it might be better captured with some 21st century ones. In her show tonight the artist Clemencia Echeverri explores the armed conflict in Colombia through sound and video installations. Viewpoints, 115 West 29th Street, 10th floor, 7-9 p.m., $10

Latin Beet Kitchen.
Latin Beet Kitchen.


Get ready for some super healthy and super delicious recipes at the Grand Opening of Latin Beet Kitchen. The eatery has an organic and gluten free focus, which means you’ll be able to eat their arepas without feeling bloated afterward. Latin Beet Kitchen, 43 West 24th Street, 6-8 p.m., email to RSVP

To Do This Week: Porktoberfest and Latin Beet Kitchen