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April 12: Pretty Cheesy

A grilled cheese sandwich may be one of life’s simple pleasures and at Artisanal’s Third Annual Grilled Cheese contest there will be plenty of them to go around. Six dairy masters will compete for grilled cheese glory their creations judged by chef Rocco Dispirito and actor Chris Noth. To purchase tickets to this cheesy affair, click here. What better a way to spend national grilled cheese day? The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, 3-5 PM, $15

April 12: Down and Derby

Eighties indoor skating is back! The Down and Derby skating party will bring back the best of 80’s skating gear (tube socks and headbands encouraged) to this one night event that will have those in attendance grooving around the rink. Justin Strauss, Black Russian’s Rok One and Mike Dextro will be on hand to provide the nights’ rhythms. To get on the admission list visit Down and Derby’s official site. SRB Brooklyn, 177 2nd Ave at 14th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, 9PM- 4AM, $6-10 to enter $5 for skates

April 13: Taking Crafts to New Heights

The Prospect Heights Craft Fair comes to P.S. 9 this weekend and will feature the very best in handcrafted goods. Come to purchase organic cotton pillows, vintage note cards, jewelry and more created by the over 50 local artists who will showcase their wares. P.S. 980 Underhill Ave between Bergen St and St. Mark’s Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 11AM- 6PM

April 13: Techno Food

Food and technology are both integral parts of our lives so why not hear how to two intersect this Saturday at General Assembly, a day of discussion centered at the crossroads of the two. Assembled Food at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 11:30AM- 6:30PM, $200

April 15: Sweet Science

Want to know why that cookie tastes so sweet? Pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel and NYU neuroscientist Moran Cerf come together at the American Museum of Natural History to tell you exactly why. The two will discuss the science of taste  and how the study ultimately lends to the foods we chose to consume. For full event info and to purchase tickets, visit the museum’s official site here. American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West, 6-8 PM, $40

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