Fri 9-Sun 11, noon-8pm, 8 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, free
No tickets to the NYFW shows? No problem. After hosting an extremely successful interactive funhouse called 29Rooms last year, Refinery29 is throwing another all-inclusive party/exhibition/wonderland to kick off Fashion Week. This year’s concept “Powered by People” allows guests to experience the stylish affair first-hand, while exploring 29 rooms filled with art and immersive installations that push the envelope on global issues such as body positivity, mental health and self-expression. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling inspired.
Sat 10, 3pm, Governors Beach Club on Governors Island, $40–$299.99
This nostaglic fête is hosted by none other than Pauly Shore and boasts a lineup including Sugar Ray, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Sister Hazel, C+C Music Factory and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The fest is billed as a “totally immersive, time-traveling experience,” so break out the mood rings, roll up that pant leg and get ready to feel young again (or really, really old).
Hot to Adopt
Sat 10, 1pm, 138 Tenth Avenue, free
Actress and fashion blogger (TomBoyKC.com) Katie Cassidy is hosting a fashion show unlike any runway we’ve seen—okay, it’s actually quite similar to the Algonquin Hotel Cat Fashion Show—but this fierce feline runway is different. Why? Because you can actually adopt adorable kitties afterward! Cassidy hopes to eliminate the “Cay Lady” stigma and show that pet adoption is always in-style, which is why she’ll be hitting the streets to offer pedestrians free rides with adoptable cats in “Hot to Adopt” pedicabs prior to the show. On Saturday, you’re going to be front-row for the Fresh Step Feline Fashion Lounge and Adoption event, offering tons of free kitty entertainment from cat tats, feline-inspired fashion sketches, cat cocktails and munchies. It’s going to be purrfect.