Free things to do today: Sake and chocolate, native art markets and Carol Pope

<p>Learn by drinking: sake and chocolate pairing at Sakaya.</p>

Learn by drinking: sake and chocolate pairing at Sakaya.

Sake and Chocolate Tasting
Sakaya owner Rick Smith teams up with Xocolatti founder Shaineal Shah for this casual tasting. The pair will walk you through two gratis pairings, matching rice wines like Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo and Ume no Yado "Aragoshi" Umeshu with sake truffles and dark chocolate.

After: Want more sake? Head to subterranean bar Decibel for a rice-wine fix.

NMAI Market
All of the items for sale at this bazaar were crafted by Native American artists and make for socially conscious and beautiful holiday gifts. Look for pottery by Joseph and Nona LaToma of the San Felipe Pueblo people and turquoise jewelry by Aaron Brokeshoulder.

Also: Peek at the museum's current exhibition, "A Song for the Horse Nation," illustrating the role of horses in Native American culture.

Carol Pope at Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday
Legendary Canadian lesbian rocker Carol Pope—whose album Avoid Freud has been named a favorite by both k.d. lang and Joni Mitchell—performs tonight as part of the museum's free monthly fest.

Before: Get buzzed on free wine samples at the New York Wine Stand at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.