The latest stylish gear often comes at a heavy price: those Nikes just aren’t the same when you think about the little fella that made them for 30 cents a month. Fortunately, the Textile Arts Center will be doing a guilt-free runway show that highlights ethical clothing designers and their fresh gear. We recommend leaving that chinchilla scarf at home.
6 pm. “Fashion’s Night Out: Celebrating ‘Slow’ ” at Textile Arts Center [505 Carroll St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 369-0222]. Suggested donation is $10. For info, visit www.textileartscenter.com.
Just forget about calories for a second, you simply cannot miss this Gowanus exclusive — one night, 13 new (but legendary) Brooklyn restaurants, plenty of happy bellies. Mile End smoked meat, Blue Bottle Coffee, and others will be there, and samples are unlimited. Sorry, Dr. Atkins!
6-9 pm. “Hot Plates Live” at The Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643-6510]. Tickets are $15, bought at www.ticketweb.com.
Yoga fans aren’t exactly known for their sense of humor — its rare that someone holding the “One-legged king pigeon” pose ever acknowledges how goofy he looks. Fortunately, the satirist Neal Pollack is livening up the yoga scene by reading from his new book, “Stretch: The Unlikely Making Of A Yoga Dude.” You can listen while doing a headstand, if you wish.
7 pm. Neal Pollack reads from “Stretch: The Unlikely Making Of A Yoga Dude” at powerHouse Arena [37 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 666-3049]. Free. For info, visit www.powerhousebooks.com.
Look, you don’t know real Mexican fare — no, you don’t. And you may never get a chance to taste authentically cooked huitlacoche (a corn fungus!) or pasilla again, unless you check out Authentic Mexican Restaurant Week, which begins tonight with five Brooklyn restaurants and infinite little-known ingredients your disposal.
“New York Authentic Mexican Restaurant Week” at several vendors. Prix-fixes are usually about $25. For info and a list of restaurants, visit www.mexiconowfestival.org.
Hansel and metal
Do you hate musical theater, and love a healthy dose of face-melting rock? Then the Sparrowtree Theatre Company is for you — it’ll be showing an updated version of “Hansel and Gretel” that’ll have you rocking out before you can say, “Where are my tomatoes?” Happily ever after, indeed.
8 pm. “Hansel and Gretel” at 17 Frost (17 Frost St. at Union Avenue in Williamsburg, no phone). Tickets are $15. For info, visit www.hauntedandhunted.com.