And so the countdown begins.
54/10 Music Marathon
What: Feeling left out because you missed [insert name here] festival? Pop by this affordable showcase each night for emerging indie musicians you won’t find on any other lineup.
Why: Discover your new favorite band (ours is local psych rock outfit Hawk and Dove).
When: Today-Sat. & Aug. 7-11. Doors, 7:30 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. Tickets at arsnovanyc.com ($10/day) or at the door ($15).
Stone Fox Bride Sample Sale
What: To make room for fall’s stock, the boutique takes 50-75 percent off dresses by Ohne Titel, Electric Feathers, Daryl K, Lindsey Thornburg, and more.
Why: White gown not in your immediate future? These racks hold colorful numbers for any occasion.
When: Today, 3-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 611 Broadway, at Houston St., ste. 613b (212-260-8600).
What: Fill up on classic Italian-American dishes (penne vodka, chicken parm, caprese fusilli) in the airy yet comfortable Soho pasta joint.
Why: We’d call the throwback, slightly ironic Galli salad (iceberg, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, shredded mozz, Italian dressing) a food hipster, but that would mean it wasn’t awesome.
When: Daily, 9 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 45 Mercer St., b/t Broome & Grand Sts. (212-966-9288).
What: The NYC-based designer (and DailyCandy favorite) kicks off the first in her A Thousand Picnics trunk show series with simple, structural jewelry and clothing at up to 70 percent off.
Why: Drop by tonight’s opening party (6-9 p.m.) to swig summer sangria and score 15 percent off the rest of the store’s merchandise.
When: Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 171 S. 4th St., at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg.
Wet Hot American Summer
What: Pregame the cult hit with Brooklyn DJ Conquerrah on the turntables and Summer Bummer, a short about what lurks in the deep, dark depths of a swimming pool.
Why: Valet your bike (really) and set out a blanket to watch Detective Stabler befriend talking cans of veggies.
When: Tonight. Music, 6 p.m.; movie, sunset.
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2 Old Fulton St., at Furman St., Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Dumbo.
What: Sate hangover hunger with an organically raised, spit-roasted whole pig; wash it down with one of the 24 beers on tap.
Why: It’s the other white meat (and a welcome hot dog/hamburger alternative).
When: Sun., 4 p.m.
Where: Crown Victoria, 60 S. 2nd St., b/t Kent & Wythe Aves., Williamsburg (917-719-6072).
Photo: Courtesy of Hawk and Dove