Local writer Emily Farris continues her tradition of importing unusual and hip activities with a competition at the Honeytree Gallery (504 East 18th Street). This time, the party doesn't involve casseroles, the cookbook author's usual obsession, but crafts instead. "You just have to build a magical world inside of a shoebox," Farris explains. Dioramaland: Part 1 is a tribute to the elementary school art project, which was briefly resurrected as a monthly contest at a Brooklyn bar, where Farris once earned accolades for her microcosm featuring shiny penises and humping dinosaurs. The theme of tonight's contest is a secret (and so is the prize). The $10 entry fee includes one beer and supplies, but Farris advises, "If you have secret-weapon popsicle sticks and dinosaur figurines and you want to bring them, you should." (Feel free to bring extra booze, too.) The concept fits the direction that Honeytree owner Kate E. Burke wants to take her gallery. "I want to push the envelope on being creative in the space," she says, "and opening it up for other events besides First Fridays." Dioramaland begins at 7 p.m. RSVP at the event page on Facebook.