East Village Eats 2012, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., East Village, Manhattan: Tasting tour of the East Village, including Hecho & Dumbo + Salón Hecho, Wechsler’s Currywurst, Veselka Bowery, Jun Mum, Hot Kitchen, Oaxaca Taqueria, Spot Dessert Bar and Poco. There’s also a happy hour with drink specials. Tickets are $60.
The First Annual Gastroball Costume Party, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 7 p.m., Williamsburg, Brooklyn: This costume party is a fun foodie take on Halloween. Dress in a food-related costume and compete for prizes for GastroBall King & Queen, Best Food Costume, Best Beverage Costume, Best Chef Costume, Best Restaurant Costume, Best Dish Costume, Best Edible Costume, Best of Brooklyn Costume and Best ‘Ruth Bourdain’ Mashup Costume. Costumes are required to attend. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit The Brooklyn Kitchen’s Classrooms in the Kitchen program.