Passion Pit returns to the stage after releasing the new album "Gossamer," with New York's own pop duo Matt & Kim serving as the opening act. (Fri., 8 p.m., $42.50, Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, 212-465-6741)

Yum! Warm up at City Bakery's annual Hot Chocolate Festival, where a new flavor of hot chocolate is available each day of the month. (Through Feb. 28, City Bakery, 3 W. 18th St., 212-366-1414)

Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras a little early (and in the Big Apple) at the Second Avenue Mardi Gras Stroll, where bargoers can snake their way through the city's watering holes to celebrate. (Sat., 1 p.m., $10,
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Brooklyn goes country at the second annual Brooklyn County Fair, featuring bluegrass/hip-hop hybrids Gangstagrass and headliners The Hollows. (Sat., 8 p.m., $15, The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus, 718-643-6510)

Want to get in on the Fashion Week action but don't have an invite to the private shows? Here's your chance. Details magazine is hosting a free men's accessories show that's open to the public. Tickets not required: Just show up and take a look! (Sun., noon, FREE, Lincoln Center Public Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plz.)

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