It’s Frieze-ing out there!
Werk: the Armitage Gone Variety Show
What: Delight in a colorful multimedia explosion of whipped cream burlesque and cotton candy-scented ballet performances, as well as an absurdist puppet show (complete with disembodied head).
Why: The American premiere of Karole Armitage’s Rave (pictured), which combines elements of dance, voguing, and wushu (Chinese martial arts).
When: Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., at Pitt St. (212-598-0400). Tickets ($30) online at web.ovationtix.com.
Mile End Sandwich
What: A Brooklyn mainstay opens its second, standing-room-only locale in Noho with several welcome additions to the menu (like the fried eggplant with pickled ramps and halloumi on pita).
Why: The Breakfast Burger — a buzzed-about brunch special of veal sausage, fried egg, apple butter, and maple syrup layered inside an English muffin — earns a permanent spot on the Manhattan menu.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 53 Bond St., b/t Bowery & Lafayette St. (212-529-2990).
Food Book Fair
What: Lend an ear to panels of foodies/authors (including April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig) and peruse the well-edited selection of gastronomic tomes in the library’s pop-up shop.
Why: Friday brings the Garden Gather Dinner of hyperlocal eats; Sunday night moves the feast to Parish Hall for four courses inspired by The Sun Also Rises, courtesy of George Weld and Evan Hanczor (Egg).
When: Fri.-Sun. Schedule online at foodbookfair.com.
Where: Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave., at N. 11th St., Willamsburg (718-460-8000). Tickets ($5-$215) online at eventbrite.com.
Mad. Sq. Art
What: Head to the grown-up playground — er, art installation by Charles Long — and pet, poke, and prod the brightly hued, questionably shaped figures and railings to elicit distinctly animalistic sounds.
Why: Sate the carnivorous appetite you work up at the food tents (we’re looking at you, Resto) across the street.
When: Thru Sept. 9.
Where: Madison Square Park, Madison Ave., b/t 23rd & 26th Sts.
Kirribilla Trunk Show
What: The SF-based dress line puts steep discounts on its vibrant, perfect-for-wedding season spring designs and serves gratis champagne to ease the trying-on process.
Why: We dare you to find a more fitting Derby frock than the polo-printed Bianca, complete with horseshoe cutout at the neckline. (You won’t.)
When: Today, 4-8 p.m.
Where: KEP Designs, 157 E. 71st St., b/t Lexington & Third Aves. Info at 415-596-8029.
Cooking Art Challenge
What: Culinary students from across the city go knife-to-knife creating grub/art hybrids in varying media (sculpture, film, performance, and more) as part of the Umami Food & Art Festival.
Why: The crew of judges includes Johnny Iuzzini (Top Chef: Just Desserts) and Michael Cirino (A Razor, a Shiny Knife).
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., at Meeker Ave. (718-389-2982). Tickets ($15) online at thebrooklynkitchen.com.
Photo: Devlin Shand / Courtesy of Karole Armitage