Beat the beat.
Downtown Dance Festival
What: Battery Dance Company hosts free performances from local (Balam Dance Theatre) and international (The Silesian Dance Theatre from Poland, Sutra Dance Theatre from Malaysia) troupes.
Why: Get angular at one of the master class workshops taught by dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and others.
When: Performances today & Fri., noon-2 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. Class schedule online.
Where: Locations online at batterydance.org.
Of a Kind Sample Sale
What: Up to 75 percent off pieces from Ace & Jig, Mary Meyer, Rachel Rose, Thomas Sires, Lizzie Fortunato, Tucker by Gaby Basora, Erica Weiner, and more.
Why: It’s like a black hole of coolness. You’re bound to get sucked in; don’t fight it.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., b/t Broadway & Fifth Ave. (212-679-2222).
What: Nibble on Northern Spanish tapas (lamb meatballs, grilled clams with salsa verde) from the wood-fired oven at the first restaurant from former Boqueria chef Seamus Mullen.
Why: Wash down the family-style grilled prime rib and fingerling potatoes with hard cider.
When: Mon.-Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 359 Sixth Ave., at Washington Pl. (646-559-9909).
GET (and GIVE)
What: Nordstrom’s charitable concept shop debuts with an eclectic mix of accessories (Satya Twena hats, A. Toy bags), apparel (Rogan, Obakki), and home and pet goods (Lafco, Harry Barker).
Why: All profits go to NYC-based organizations to support local children. First up, The New York Public Library Programs for Children and Young Adults and NYC’s Young Men’s Initiative.
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 350 W. Broadway, b/t Broome & Grand Sts. (646-669-9049).
John Barrett Salon Braid Bar
What: The upscale salon now offers fishtails, French knots, and Heidi crowns for the humidity crazed.
Why: Thirty minutes in the chair gets you up to three days of relief from worrying about your do.
When: By appt.
Where: John Barrett Salon, at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., at 58th St., 9th flr. (212-872-2700).
Photo: Sivarajah Natarajan / Courtesy of Sutra Dance Theatre