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Thursday (February 21)

Malaysian Winter Market
Thursday February 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Tonight is the second, and final, night of the Malaysian Winter Market at Bryant Park's Fountain Terrace. Restaurants and vendors from New York City and the Tri-State area are gathering to showcase food products and dishes from Malaysia. Fatty Crab, Laut, and New Malaysia Restaurant are among those participating. Dishes are up to $8 each. 41 West 40th Street, New York, NY; 212-768-4242; event website

Friday (February 22) - Sunday (February 24)

Offsite is a creative weekend retreat in the Berkshire mountains. Festivities include workshops, games, and activities. Three workshops: boozin', seed startin', and home cannin' will be taught by Becky Mumaw and Nick Westervelt of Clawhammer Farm. $350, includes accommodations, meals, and workshops. Isabella Freedman Retreat Center. 116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT; 917-903-9165; website

Saturday (February 23)

The Who Rescues LIC Bar
Saturday February 23rd, 8 p.m.
After Sandy flooded LIC Bar and damaged in-house music equipment, British rock icons The Who donated replacements to get the bar up and running again. In honor of the band's generosity, Long Island City Bar is celebrating with live music from Who tribute band Who's Next with a chance to win a guitar autographed by Pete Townsend. $20. All proceeds benefit The Who's official charity: The Teenage Cancer Trust. 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY; 718-786-5400; bar website

Sunday (February 24)

Jonathan Wu Pop-Up Dinner
Sunday February 24th, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
For one day only, former Per Se chef Jonathan Wu is serving a pop-up, nine-course, family-style dinner at Bowery Station. Dishes will include smoked mussels, scallion pancakes, and beef soup with black eggs. $45, BYOB. Email wupopsup@gmail.com for reservations. 168 Bowery (enter at 10 Kenmare Street), New York, NY; event website

Monday (February 25)

Chicken Charity
Monday February 25th, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fresh off the opening of Nightingale 9, chef Robert Newton is serving a three-course fried chicken fundraiser at sister restaurant Seersucker; benefiting the P.S. 58 Kids' Vegetable Garden. $75. 329 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-422-0444; event website

Cassoulet Festival at Back Forty West
Monday February 25th, 6 p.m.
The Cassoulet Festival makes its return to the 70 Prince Street space that once housed Savoy. In addition to Mike Laarhoven of Back Forty and Shanna Pacifico of Back Forty West, chefs Alex Raij of Txikito, Nick Anderer of Maialino, and Tom Mylan of The Meat Hook will serve their take on pork and beans at their best. $65 for food and beverage, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the New Amsterdam Market. 70 Prince St, New York, NY; 212-219-8570; event website

Black Truffle Dinner at Lincoln
Monday February 25th, 6:30 p.m.
Chef Jonathan Benno is serving a tasting menu this Monday featuring black truffles and dishes inspired by Central Italy's Umbria region. Wine reception at 6:30 p.m. is followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings by Lincoln's beverage director Aaron Von Rock. $200 includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity. 142 West 65th Street, New York, NY; 212-359-6500; restaurant website

Tuesday (February 26)

Between the Bread
Tuesday February 26th, 7 p.m.
The Master of Social Gastronomy are hosting a discussion at Public Assembly that explores the history of America's favorite sandwiches. Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and former sandwich artist Jonathan Soma will be on hand talking about everything from grilled cheese to BLTs and Subway. Free. 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-384-4586; website

Wednesday (February 27)

The Art of Eating Healthy
Wednesday February 27th, 12 p.m.
Join food writer Peter Kaminsky at 92Y Tribeca as he reveals his secrets to trimming down without giving up lifes greatest pleasure: eating. $21. 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY; 212-601-1000; event website


NYC Beer Week
Friday February 22nd - Sunday March 3rd
NYC Brewers' Guild presents beer week at 508 GastroBrewery. Brewer Chris Cuzume will be pouring a variety of beers throughout the week, including Szechuan Paradise and the White House Honey Porter, each being paired with chef Jennifer Hill's cuisine. 508 Greenwich Street, New York, NY; 212-219-2444; website

Natural Winemakers' Week
Thursday February 28th - Wednesday March 6th
Importer Jenny & Francois are hosting a week of free wine tastings featuring natural wine and winemakers from France, Italy, and Oregon. The tastings are free and being held at various locations throughout the week. event website

For the Future

Kubbeh Pop Up at Zucker Bakery
Friday March 1st - Thursday March 21st, 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Culinary curator Naama Shefi and Tel Aviv-based chef Itamar Lewensohn will be serving Jewish-Iraqi comfort food for three weeks at Zucker Bakery. Tickets hover around $40, but are selling out fast. 433 East 9th Street, New York, NY; 646-450-7034; bakery website

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