Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 E. 77th St.; 10am-5pm; FREE
Unfolding like a movie, this latest exhibit of a tormented dollhouse blurs the haunting line between what is reality, and what comes extremely close. With an MFA from Yale, Da Corte has had solo exhibits everywhere from Stockholm, London and Copenhagen to his Philly hometown. For this city installation he takes the liberty of crossing familiarity with fear and memories with the obscure to create what some have coined “Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets The Shining”. Runs through April 11.
SAT 21: Coffee and Tea Festival
Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St.; 11:30am-5pm; $35 for VIP, $25 for general
Brew up for this 10th annual cup-of- Joe-expo celebrating all things caffeinated. Featured on Food Network, the festival presents 60 global exhibitors serving over 100 tastings with 28,000 square feet of coffee and tea samples, gear and products. Learn the secrets of the coffee industry pros and check out the latest brewing technology. Eats include DUB’s authentic Australian and New Zealand meat pies alongside A La Belle Crepe’s sweets.
SUN 22: Duck, Duck! Rye?
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. 7th St.; 1pm-3pm; $25
This epic cook-off ignites a “quack-down” of duck delectability: duck empanadas, duck carnitas, duck pastrami on rye, and even duck and waffles. Eight chefs compete before three judges for the best duck creation while you get to nosh on all the dishes and wash ‘em down with local spirits from various distilleries, including Kings County and Breuckelen Distilling. Plus, all the event’s proceeds go towards Slow Food NYC’s program, Urban Harvest, which supports good food education in city schools. Talk about winner, winner, duck dinner.
Salena Art Gallery at the LIU Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza; 10pm-5pm, FREE
Since embarking on her portrait series in the 90s, this American visual artist has focused on highlighting women around the world in their creative spaces. The moving collection of black and white prints features women from West Africa with their fabric dyes and Native American creators to artists working in their traditional European art spheres. A visit to this inspiring estrogen-filled exhibit is just one more way to celebrate Woman’s History Month. Runs through March 27.
TUES 24: Drink-N-Draw Tuesdays
This N’That Bar, 108 N. 6th St., Brooklyn; 7pm-9pm; FREE
If you’re especially artistically inclined—heck, even if you’re not—grab a pad and pencil for a cheaper version of paint-and-wine. Weekly live models invite you to sketch your visions of drag queens, burlesque dancers, rock starts and theatrical performers while cheap happy hour drinks, like $3 drafts, help you get your creative juices flowing. Open to all skill levels, bring your own supplies.
WED 25: Quiz Off @ Pete’s Candy Store
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn; 7:30pm; FREE
Rally up your smartest friends for what’s been deemed the toughest trivia night in the borough. Fuel up with scrumptious grilled sammies—like a Lorimer meatball and Provolone—and $11 signature house cocktails then sharpen your noodles for six rounds of 20 questions. Winners can take home up to $75 in bar tabs so get on Reddit and Wikipedia to refresh your knowledge on, well, everything, then stick around for live music (every night!)
THURS 26: Morning Gloryville NYC
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S.; 6am-10am; $22.50
This super rad breakfast rave gives a whole new meaning to jump-starting your day. From free coffee, yoga classes, and massage stations to a fresh pressed juice bar and featured DJs, there’s probably no way your day could get any better. Be sure to bring a water bottle, dress up in your happiest outfits and leave the booze at home for a morning of dancing and crazy good vibes.