On Friday night, a timely edition of MOFAD @ Night will spark “conversation around immigration, cultural identity, and what it means to be American” through an exhibit called Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant. The exhibit features a Tofu with Crab Sauce tasting designed by Chef Jeremiah Stone (Contra / Wildair), a live fortune cookie machine demo, and a collection of beautiful artifacts. In addition to the snacks and hands-on education, the $20 ticket will also cover two drinks. Doors open at 6 p.m., last call at 7:45.

On Saturday night, top Upper East Side chefs will square off at Art of Food, a tasting event that challenges chefs to create dishes inspired by Sotheby’s-curated art. The event, in its second year now, is hosted by Food Network star and celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret Zakarian, the president of Zakarian Hospitality. For $185, a VIP ticket—the only one still available—gets you early entry, access to a VIP bar and lounge, plus unlimited food, wine and spirits.

Here at Gothamist, we don’t subscribe to the dominant social narrative that ice cream is not a wintertime dessert. Join the rebellion by heading to Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. on Saturday afternoon for an Ice Cream Social to benefit Alzheimer's patients. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the parlor will donate 10% of their sales to CaringKind, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting and supporting those with Alzheimer's and related dementias. And the cherry on top (sorry): free topping station all afternoon!