2012 Frieze Art Fair
Where: Randall's Island Park, East River and Harlem River; (212) 463-7488
When: Friday-Monday, 12PM-7PM on Friday and Saturday, 12PM-6PM on Sunday and Monday
Price: $40 a day
Get your dose of culture at the annual Frieze Art Fair this weekend where a grand showcase of the world's best in contemporary art takes over Randall's Island. Before you go, remember to check out our preview of the best artists to be on the lookout for!
Food Book Fair
Where: Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 460-8000
Price: $15 per panel
Head over to the newly opened and much hyped about Wythe Hotel for the first event of its kind, bringing together food publications from around the world to discuss the world of food writing, food art, and plenty more.
Fashion in Film Festival
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens; (718) 777-6888
When: Starts Friday
The Museum of the Moving Image presents "If Looks Could Kill," an exploration of cinema, television, crime, fashion, and more from genres including film noir and gangster movies. This weekend, watch screenings of "Casino," "The Color of Nothingness," "Asphalt," "Desire," "The Tenth Victim," and "American Gigolo."
Where: Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, (347) 763-1506
When: Saturday, 4PM-8PM
Racing takes a back seat and mint juleps, live music, games, and much more become the main attraction at the 9th Annual Brooklyn Derby. Of course, the race will be dutifully aired followed by Brooklyn Derby's very own cavalcade of the best in hats.
Where: Radio City Music Hall
When: Saturday, 8PM
Join songstress Feist as she takes to the stage at Radio City to play the best from her latest album, "Metals," with special guests Timber Timbre.
Cinco de Chipo
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn; (718) 638-4400
When: Saturday, 9PM
Looking for an alternative to your standard margs and guac this Cinco de Mayo? Union Hall is hosting a chiptune dance party with much electronic music and even a station to play video games will last you the night.
Derby Party at a Smokehouse
Where: Mable's Smokehouse, 44 Berry Street, Brooklyn; (718) 218-6655
When: Saturday, 3PM
Continue the trifecta weekend partying with bourbon specials, homemade pie, and plenty of BBQ at Williamsburg's Mable's Smokehouse.
Jonathan Toubin Welcome Back Party
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 963-3369
When: Sunday, 6PM
Celebrate the homecoming of DJ Jonathan Toubin who is finally back from Portland after suffering injuries from a freak car accident while on tour in December. Friends of the DJ, well-wishers, and fans of Toubin's popular New York Night Trainparties will all be present for the free event.