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Strange Loop fashion exhibit (see below)

Strange Loop fashion exhibit (see below) Credit: Strange Loop fashion exhibit (see below)

‘Dots, Stripes, Liquid Cyber and Other Plaiditudes' at Strange Loop Gallery
As New York Fashion Week takes over the city starting this Thursday, Strange Loop Gallery is fusing the worlds of fashion and art with its latest exhibit, “Dots, Stripes, Liquid Cyber and Other Plaiditudes.” The gallery opens its fall season this Sunday with the works of seven independent fashion designers — Claire Fleury, Martin Keehn, BCalla, Diana Joy, Domonique Echeverria, Nvrmnd and Deli Grocery — and three photographers — Ryan Burke, Gerry Visco and Alesia Exum. Opening night will feature live models and performances, so don’t miss your chance to rub elbows with fellow fashion aficionados. (Sunday, 6-9 p.m., FREE, Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., 347- 963-3881, strangeloopgallery .com)


FREE Tandoori vegetable pies from Pie Face
For the price of a tweet, Facebook shout-out or Instagram tag, you can score a FREE pie from Australian savory pie shop Pie Face Tuesday. The shop will be offering up mini Tandoori vegetable pies at all of its five Manhattan locations. Just stop by anytime between noon and midnight Tuesday, show your phone with a tweet about @PieFaceUSA, Facebook wall post on facebook .com/PieFaceUSA or @pie faceusa Instagram tag to a pie dealer, and you’ll score your FREE vegetarian pie stuffed with carrots, potato, peppers and a curry-spiced sauce. (Tuesday, noon-midnight, FREE, Pie Face, 1691 Broadway, 507A Third Ave., 469 Seventh Ave., 1407 Broadway and 464 Ninth Ave.,,

Author Event

Giada De Laurentiis
Food Network star and renowned chef Giada De Laurentiis tries her hand at kid fiction with her “Recipe for Adventure” series. De Laurentiis will be at Barnes & Noble Union Square this Thursday signing copies of the first book in the series, which follows the escapades of Zia Donatella and her determination to show Alfie and Emilia Bertolizzi that home-cooked meals are better than any take out. (Thursday, 6 p.m., FREE, B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,


‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’
Get a look inside the world of Andy Warhol through his eyes with this exhibit of 150 black-and-white silver gelatin and Polaroid photographs from the private collections of Warhol’s diarist Pat Hackett and never-before-seen shots snapped by Warhol’s last companion, Sam Bolton. “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Photographs by Andy Warhol from the Private Collection of Warhol’s Inner Circle” showcases personal, candid moments with such celebrities as Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Madonna and more. The exhibit runs Tuesday through Oct. 7. (Opens Tuesday, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, 1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave., 10th fl.,


‘Color Felt’ and ‘More Life Than Still’
Get a twofer at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery with the opening of two new exhibits Tuesday: “Color Felt” by Mariángeles Soto-Diaz and “More Life Than Still” by Elizabeth Bisbing. In “Color Felt,” Soto-Diaz asked friends and family to assign colors to their emotions, and then translated their responses into paint, drawing the connection between color and emotion. With “More Life Than Still,” Bisbing showcases more than 40 cut paper studies of wildflowers. Both exhibits run Tuesday through Sept. 28, with an opening reception for both this Friday. (Opens Tuesday, Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., reception Friday 6-8 p.m., FREE, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, 547 W. 27th St., Suite 301, 212-367-8994,

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