NYC RESTAURANT WEEK
Let yourself make a reservation at that restaurant you'd love to try -- if only it weren't a squeeze on your wallet. During Restaurant Week, which actually lasts nearly a month, hundreds of New York City eateries offer three-course, prix-fixe meals at $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. Try the 21 Club, Asia de Cuba or Bar Boulud; check out Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Le Cirque or Root and Bone.
WHEN | WHERE Monday, July 20, through Friday, Aug. 14, at select restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City
INFO $25 lunch/$38 dinner, nycgo.com/restaurant-week
THUNDERBIRD POW WOW
More than 40 Indian nations will be represented at the 37th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow. The three-day event features American Indian dance competitions, arts and crafts vendors and food booths selling fry bread, Navajo tacos and other treats.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, at The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
INFO $5-$10, 718-347-3276, queensfarm.org
NYC POETRY FESTIVAL
The fifth annual festival features more than 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages. Between performances, visitors can peruse books and arts and crafts at the "Vendor's Village" and sample fare from food trucks such as Morris Grilled Cheese and Big D's Grub Truck.
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, at Governors Island's Colonel's Row. Ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
There will be props, projected photographs, light and sound as the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX perform "Alchemia." The work explores the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water.
WHEN | WHERE Monday, July 6, through Saturday, Aug. 1, at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $10-$69, 212-242-0800, joyce.org
Grab a friend (or five) for "a scavenger hunt on steroids." Teams work their way through clues that take them around the city for a chance to win cash prizes and enter the National Championship in New Orleans. All ages are welcome, with a prize for best family team. There's also a best costume prize for those who scavenge with the most style.
WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, starting and ending at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, Manhattan
INFO $55, nwsdy.li/scavenge
Stanley Kubrick's 1975 adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, starring Ryan O'Neal (pictured, with Marisa Berenson) as an 18th-century Irish adventurer, may be his most underrated masterpiece. John Alcott's cinematography, which used NASA-quality lenses to film interiors lit solely by candles, won an Oscar.
WHEN | WHERE 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26
INFO $10, 212-505-5181,
Annie Baker, who won last year's Pulitzer Prize for "The Flick," begins her yearlong Signature Theatre residency with George Engel and Lois Smith in a play about Thanksgiving, an innkeeper and a young couple. Baker's longtime director Sam Gold ("Fun Home") will stage the world premiere.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, July 24, through Sunday, Aug. 30, at Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., Manhattan
INFO $25, 212-244-7529,
'THREE DAYS TO SEE'
The Transport Group takes the audience into Helen Keller's world through her own words.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, July 24, through Sunday, Aug. 16, at Theatre 79, 79 E. Fourth St., Manhattan
INFO $45; 212-352-3101,
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA
Like father, like son. In 2006, Dweezil Zappa created this tribute band devoted to playing the music of his father, outrageous rock musician Frank Zappa, and introducing those songs to a new generation. (They're also at The Paramount in Huntington at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24)
WHEN | WHERE Saturday, July 25, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway
INFO $39.50-$129.50, 800-745-3000,
From his days fronting Brasil 66 to his Oscar-nominated song "Real in Rio" from the 2011 animated film "Rio," Mendes has been spicing up the adult contemporary and Latin music scenes. Join the musician as he performs all of his hits, including "The Look of Love," "Fool on the Hill," "Never Gonna Let You Go" and more.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.
INFO $50, 800-745-3000,