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Gogobot is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes”. Gogobot’s ‘GoGo This Week’ feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week. Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

1. Slice out Hunger

St Anthony’s Church (West Village)

Wed, Oct 7th at 6pm

Pizza, unlike many things in life, seldom disappoints; let’s be real, even when it’s bad, it’s still good. You won’t have to worry about quality at the annual Slice out Hunger event since you’ll be tasting some of the best slices New York has to offer, and for a good cause.  The fundraiser will be offering $1 slices from over 50 New York pizzerias among them, heavy hitters like Totonno’s Difara’s, Grimaldi’s and Artichoke.

2. Art in Odd Places

14th street from Ave C to Hudson River

Oct 7th-11th (Check site for times)

14th Street slices through the widest part of Manhattan. This weekend explore this important avenue during the Art in Odd Places event. As you cross Manhattan, you will see art pop up in the most unlikely places; look for performance pieces, posters, installations, sculptures, listening stations and even interactive apps. We are very excited to see Hank Willis Thomas’ Black is Beautiful, Tim Thyzel’s Umbrella Tumbleweed and Monica Goetz’s Coordinates. FREE

3. Architecture+October=Archtober

Daily tours, exhibitions and talks throughout the boroughs

Through the month of October  (check Site for specific dates and times)

October is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month which means every single day in October is dedicated to a single building’s design and history. Sometimes it’s a small boutique,  a farm, a pier or a big museum like the new Whitney. Whichever day you choose, you’ll see NY’s many structures in a completely new light. Make sure to check out the Mercedes House, Flatiron, St. Mark’s Bookshop and The NYCHA Red Hook West Urban Farm. There will also be some fascinating talks and exhibitions like the history of wooden Swedish toys, the history of affordable housing and the importance of art in rural communities.  FREE and ticketed events ( building of the day tours are just $10).

4. Smith’s New Memoir

Barnes and Noble (Union Square)

Weds, Oct 7th at 7:00pm

After her spectacular bestseller, “Just Kids,” Patti Smith follows up with a new memoir entitled “M Train.” Set in the present day, Smith talks about her life, revealing a remarkable story filled with adventure, mystery and longing. Accompanying her musings are a series of personal polaroids. Come hear her read from “M Train,” and get your book signed by the greatest rocker (although she does not consider herself one) of all time. FREE

5. Sushi Unrolled

Sen Ya (East Village)

Nightly (Closed Mondays)

The little sushi spot has been quietly impressing sushi aficionados since it opened six months ago. You won’t find your typical sushi restaurant dishes here. We were really impressed with the orange sea trout hako (“box”) sushi, a deconstructed roll layered in a black lacquered box. The chirashi entree with fresh, flavorful sushi pieces made us wonder why we ever doused our sushi with soy sauce. And of course, get the Santa Barbara Uni in a risotto or the uni snow crab roll.

6. Ice Cream Cakes

Any of the 3 Parm locations

Daily

When we were kids, no birthday was complete without a Carvel ice cream cake. Looking back, we are perplexed that the chocolate vanilla duplex with its cookie crumb center used to enthrall us. The new ice cream cakes at Parm are bringing frozen cakes back with flavors that will have you suddenly remembering everyone’s birthday on your list. Musts: the Elvis with bacon, the Banana Bread and the Grasshopper. Order a day ahead and pick up at any of the 3 Parm locations.

7. A Real Throwback Party

Le Poisson Rouge (West Village)

Thur, Oct 8th at 11pm

The DJ spinning this Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge will go back, way back to bring partiers hits from the 1950s and on, mixing and scratching real vinyl. Now that’s a throw back! With an awesome mashup of visuals guiding you on this music history party, you’ll sing, you’ll dance, and you won’t want to come back. $15.

-Courtesy of Gogobot

If you know of great events happening in your neck of the woods that might be a fit for a future GoGo This Week column, please feel free to email details about the event to events@gogobot.com.