HAPPENINGS
New York Mission Society's 2014 Champion for Children Gala

On Wednesday, March 12th, The New York City Mission Society gathered in the grand ballroom of The Plaza Hotel to honor important members of the society for all their hard work and dedication.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Can't Get Much More Authentic Without a Trip to JFK

Ribalta, the “institution of higher pizza,” brings pizza connoisseurs a slice of heaven through their authentic Italian ingredients. Ribalta uses imported Italian-milled flour and 8-year-old yeast generated from an Italian mother dough for each pie. Besides Italian ingredients, Ribalta utilizes their three ovens to create 25 different pizzas, all cooked in their appropriate oven determined by style. Want to learn the science behind the perfect slice? Sign up for a class at the world renowned pizza school, Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, which calls Ribalta its home away from home. If all of that won’t satisfy head pizzaiolos Max Bruno and Massimiliano Crocetti desire to bring New York diners a pure and complete Neapolitan pizza experience, flying over a master pizzaiolo directly from Naples for four days might do the trick.

CHEAP EATS
Perfect Pizza At Any Time Of The Day

It’s late. About four in the morning, to be precise, and you’re just getting out of a nightclub but you’re starving. So you dread what type of horrible food you’re going to have to manage to find while you’re staggering home in a drunken stupor. You pass by generic burger joints and cringe at the thought of late night cheap Mexican food that will have you wishing you hadn’t eaten that the next day. Here’s a solution for the next time you’re in this scenario, head over to Pucci’s Pizza on Washington Avenue instead. This authentic Brooklyn-style pizza place is open till 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday and till 2 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday.

ADAM BEYER
Electronica Storm

Anthony Rother, Glitch Mob, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among more than two dozen performers recently booked for Movement 2009, an annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that already includes dance music heavy hitters such as the Prodigy, Afrika Bambaataa, Bassnectar, Derrick May, Carl Cox, Francois K, Z-Trip and Rick Wad.

The official festival runs from May 23rd until the 25th at Detroit's Hart Plaza, while The Prodigy will perform at an opening party on May 22 at the Fillmore Detroit.