To help you get the most out of your weekend, we've enlisted the live-event expertise of the editors of Rundown, a daily e-mail newsletter that highlights the best goings-on in nine cities across the United States. From Dallas beer tastings and Miami food festivals to Seattle book readings and San Francisco obstacle races, Rundown curates its Friday-Saturday-Sunday listings every seven days in its 'This Weekend' section. We've picked five of our favorite upcoming events from this week's USA edition of Rundown below.
New York City: Shame on Sandy
It's a who's-who of chefs and talent at this variety show for Sandy relief, featuring Reggie Watts and Patrick Stewart.
Who's cooking? Eric Ripert, Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, and a dozen other chefs serve up delights all night.
Saturday, January 12, 7 p.m.; Highline Stages, Studio D, 441 W. 14th St. (10th Ave.), Chelsea. [$150; proceeds go to charity]
Nearby: The High Line; Colicchio and Sons; Chelsea Market
For more weekend picks, go to The Rundown: New York City
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