Elastic City, an art organization featuring walks by artists, hosts a spring benefit tonight. In addition to such activities as a silent auction, drawings by a New Yorker cartoonist and a twist on a photo booth, enjoy Moroccan food, desserts from BabyCakes, and cocktails from a Death & Co. bartender (see details and purchase tickets here). EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St. (between Eighth & Ninth aves.); elastic-city.org
It's your lucky day! Tequila Don Julio is offering you a chance to win two tickets to the sold-out Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble. You'll taste your way through 20 rolls as they duke it out for the title of America's Best Lobster Roll, enjoy savory sides, and end the night with gelato. Don't miss out--enter now!
Take advantage of a sunny long weekend at Do or Dine’s backyard party on Sunday. The much-hyped Brooklyn restaurant will offer food and music all afternoon at its outdoor “Dub a Grub” event, which will feature a DJ from A Tribe Called Quest (purchase tickets here). Do or Dine, 1108 Bedford Ave. (at Union St.), Brooklyn; 718-684-2290 or facebook.com/doordine
Urban farming is taking on new meanings as New Yorkers plant rooftops, warehouses, gardens and more. Hear more about the trend at this roundtable talk by urban agriculture experts, followed by live bluegrass music and, of course, farm-to-table eats (purchase tickets here). Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St. (at Delancey St.); 212-928-8420 or tenement.org
Head uptown to taste the best of the neighborhood at the annual New Taste of the Upper West Side event. Saturday’s party, Best of the West 2013, features food from Ditch Plains, Picholine, Red Farm, Shake Shack, Boulud Sud and many more. Food & Wine’sGail Simmons hosts the soirée (purchase tickets here). Columbus Ave. between W. 76th & W. 77th sts.; newtasteuws.com