Open wide for spectacular doughnuts, empanadas, hot dogs, pretzel bites and tons more eats at Saturday's Vegan Shop Up at Brooklyn's Pine Box Rock Shop. The cruelty-free event is back from noon until 6 p.m. with goodies from Cinnamon Snail—one of the only ways to score their treats til they open their restaurant—plus tons of other excellent eats, drinks, cosmetics and goods all made without the use of any animal products. The event is free to attend and you can also score happy hour-priced drinks at the bar.

Anyone with intestines of steel is welcome to enter the Hot Pepper Eating Contest taking place this Saturday at East New York Farms, a community organization focused on food justice. Beginning at noon, contestants must consume 10—or as many as they can—of the garden's most ferocious peppers within 10 minutes. You can eat crackers or drink milk, but utilize the bucket and you're out. First place winner earns $100 for burning their mouth, with second place getting $50. Enter the contest here or just attend to watch grown ups cry.

(George Liburd)

Kimchi Smoke's excellent "Southern" Korean BBQ will be on display (and in your belly) this Sunday at Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies in Red Hook as founder Robert Austin Cho looks for a space to go brick-and-mortar. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., snag his Fatboy BCS, served on a donut, plus new menu items including the Fat K.G. B.A.E. ($14), with bulgogi, grilled onions, bacon and smoked kimchi plus the Fatboy BGS (Bourbon Gochu Sauce) with egg on a toasted hero. Bring an appetite and a portable defibrillator.

Southeast Asian spot Pig & Khao celebrates three years this Sunday with a Vegas-themed anniversary party at their Clinton Street digs. Snag a $50 ticket for specialty cocktails, a buffet "with a P&K twist," shrimP&Kocktail and a carving station with porcine delights. They'll also have slots and games, of course, plus DJs to enhance to Vegas vibe. The party runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; get tickets here.