WEAR: Something with…polka dots. Who doesn’t adore the polka dot & with NYC’s unpredictable winter weather, this long-sleeve mini  Vera Moda polka Dot dress will take you from a  late brunch downtown to a spontaneous shopping trip in Midtown.

SEE: Surreptitiously filmed in South Africa, Lionel Rogosin’s Come Back, Africa (Film Forum, 209 W Houston St between Sixth Ave and Varick St; 212-727-8110, filmforum.org; 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20, 10:10pm; $7–$12.50) provides an invaluable and fascinating portrait of the apartheid era. TONY Film editor David Fear writes, “The conditions of its production make for occasionally ragged results, but rough edges notwithstanding, Come Back, Africa is a work of amazing grace—and a forgotten treasure.” source: timeoutny.com

DO: The dark days of winter call for stews and beer. Find plenty of both at the NY Chili Fest(Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St; chilifest2012.com; 7–9:30pm; $45–$55). More than 20 contenders—including Fatty ’Cue, Roberta’s and Gramercy Tavern—will square off in hopes of winning $2,000 worth of kitchen gear. Get there early, as crowd favorites tend to disappear quicklysource: timeoutny.com

Have a fabulush weekend dahlings!