October 22-28: Lance Armstrong Week at Hill Country
All this week, barbeque restaurant Hill Country is donating a portion of its sales to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which aids people with cancer and their families. Hill Country, 30 West 26th Street (between 6th and Broadway). 212-255-4544.

October 25-November 2: Bon Appétit Supper Club and Café
Bon Appétit Magazine opens a “pop-up” café, designed by The Rockwell Group. The café will serve food from notable chefs, and feature demonstrations by: Govind Armstrong (10/25, from 12:45-1:15pm), Claudia Fleming (10/25, 1:45-2:15pm), Michael Mina (10/26, 12:15-12:45pm), Steve Olson, (10/26, 12:45-1:15pm), Cat Cora (10/31, 12:15-12:45pm and 1:15-1:45pm, 11/1, 12:15-12:45pm and 1:15-1:45pm), Michel Richard (11/2, 12:15-12:45pm), and Giada De Laurentiis (11/2, 1:15-2:15pm). Prices for lunch range from $1.50-$10. 221 West 57th Street. Get more info here.

images.jpgOctober 27, 28, 31: Pick Your Own Pumpkin
The Queens County Farm Museum offers access to its pumpkin patch. Explore their planting field to select the best pumpkin for Halloween. 11am-4pm; free admission; pumpkins priced according to size. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY. 718-347-3276.

October 30: Chocolate Tasting
La Maison du Chocolat hosts a free tasting featuring recipes by its new creative director, Gilles Marchal, who will also do a ganache demo. 2-6pm; free. 1018 Madison Ave, between 78th and 79th Streets. 800-988-5632.