Go for the gross out.
The Gay 90’s: Old Tyme Art Show
What: L.A. artist (and M.J. and Red Hot Chili Peppers album cover designer) Mark Ryden’s grotesque fairy-tale paintings define kitschy repulsion.
Why: Jesus (literally) meets Precious Moments meets Tim Burton.
When: Thru June 5. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Ave., at 27th St. (212-563-4474). Admission is free.
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic
What: Libations lovers gather for boozy seminars (monk-inspired spirits and cheeses), an NYPL takeover, and the mixologist groupie-approved Stories from Behind the Bar series.
Why: DC readers get 25 percent off every event with online code DailyCandy.
When: Sign up now. May 14-18.
Where: Tickets ($50-$100) online at 2010tickets.manhattancocktailclassic.com.
Foley + Corinna Sale
What: Up to 75 percent off handbags, clothing, and jewelry from 2009, plus one-of-a-kind archive samples.
Why: Add the $200 tie-dyed leather Mid City tote (reg. $444) to your list of spring fashion essentials.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 186 Orchard St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts.
Jill Platner Jewelry Sale
What: Handmade silver beauties priced up to 60 percent off.
Why: We’ve got our eye on the mini dewdrop necklace (was $300, now $150) and large wavy hoops (were $225, now $135).
When: Fri.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 113 Crosby St., b/t Prince & Houston Sts. (212-324-1298).
La Newyorkina Paletas
What: Chefs Hannah Goldberg and Fany Gerson’s fresh, savory spin (chili-flecked mango chunks, creamy avocado) on the traditional Mexican ice pop.
Why: Upcoming seasonal offerings like sweet corn and tomato.
When: Every Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Hester Street Fair, Hester St., at Essex St.
Painting: Mark Ryden, Isabelle, 2010 / Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery