Jeff Smith noon, March 8
SoNo Park Holiday Fest and Chilipalooza
Event — "held at the confluence of two neighborhoods battling for hipster bragging rights" — promises battle of chilis (prepared by neighborhood restaurants), live music, food trucks, fun for kids, beer and wine garden, holiday shopping. Purchase a handmade ceramic chili tasting bowl for tasting all the chili and to take home ($20). Proceeds benefit McKinley Elementary School Foundation. email@example.com.