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8-10 january 2016

in CULTURE
things i plan to do this weekend… that will make me feel blindly optimistic about my new year’s resolutions.
no matter what you’ve resolved to accomplish this year, choose your own adventure below and feel damn good about doing it.
FRIDAY
my resolution is…to learn new recipes.
Couples Dinner Class, Brooklyn Kitchen, Williamsbug
you know what they say- the couple that cooks together, eats together. learn something new in the process and lick each others’ fingers while you do it. or whatever it is that you couples are doing to keep things exciting. $200 for two, but trust me- you won’t regret it. let’s get cookin’.
…to eat more nachos, with beers and friends.
Free Nacho Fridays, The Diamond, Greenpoint.
or for the cheaper and equally collaborative food experience, head to free nacho first fridays at the diamond, sponsored by el jefe’s nachoria! 730-11pm, 4 varieties every friday- which means that’s just enough hands to eat all of them at once with your significant other. or, yourself at super-human speed. 43 franklin st, 730-11pm.
…to sleep less.lost
LOST #brooklyn warehouse party, secret location- but let’s be honest, it’s in bushwick.
WELL, i have just the thing. how about a 12-hour party that leaves absolutely everything up to the imagination until you commit to the $15 ticket, and even then, all you’ll get is a location? i’m in- the novelty of this only increases the less information you receive and the more cryptic the graphic and less convenient the hours. you agree?? ah, i knew you would! $15 on resident advisor, $25 at the door- see you there suckers.
SATURDAY
…to re-watch the (modern) classics.
Quentin Tarantino Brunch Series, Nitehawk Cinemas, Williamsburg.
welcome to nitehawk’s january brunch series, this month featuring all tarantino films. pulp fiction starts at 11am so get there early, in your jammies or your party clothes from the night before. and relive the night you had or didn’t have with john + uma.
nitehawk cinema, 136 metropolitan ave.
…to travel more.
The Rise and Fall of Vertical Travel, long island city
get some inspiration here from our good friends at atlas obscura, the leader of all things weird and discoverable in the world, they bring an exhibit on vertical travel appropriately to the US’s only elevator museum- right here in LIC. $18 will get you in to see what’s up… and then down. 1-2.30 pm
IMG_0439 43-39 21st Street, Suite 206
even if it’s cold, do yourself a favor and traverse the great bridge of pulaski to get there- the view is unmatched.
…to learn a new skill AND to work on my rhythm.
Free Salsa Lessons, Dance Fever Studios, two locations!
take a break from your weekly youtube salsa dance lessons (i’m not the only one who does that, right?) and head to dance fever studios for this free salsa event! get your hands on a stranger that doesn’t start with swiping right. lesson starts at 8pm, come single or with a buddy, plus your dancing shoes. Dance Fever studios, 159 20th Street.

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13-15 november 2015.

in CULTURE

FRIDAY
Friday the 13th Tattoos, multiple locations but i like Abuela’s in Bushwick
holiday season is coming up and that means it’s a great time to show up at home with some fresh, spontaneous ink to let sneak out from under your sleeve and make your parents gasp as you reach out to grab the gravy boat. head to Abuela’s for their friday the 13th tattoo special- they pick the tattoo at random, you pick the place and fork over $13 and a $7 dollar tip and leave feeling like a badass who made a bad decision. (i really don’t think there is anything wrong with that.) noon-11.55pm, 608 myrtle ave, $20 and your best judgement. get inked.

La Paella del Otono, my house in greenpoint. or your house in your ‘hood.
it’s my birthday guys. and it’s also finally starting to feel like fall so that means- well, a whole bunch of things, but especially that it’s paella-making time. celebrating the seasons should start by sharing spanish cuisine with your nearest and dearest. host a paella party, using my tried-and-true guide to paella party hosting here. don’t be intimidated- just keep your glass full of rioja and have a damn good toast prepared, and your guests won’t be able to tell the sofrito from the socarrat.

FIXED 11th Anniversary Party, Good Room.
paella is a huge culinary undertaking, especially when there are a lot of hungry people involved, and it’s your birthday so you would also like to impress people and boost your own self-confidence. it’s almost literally a recipe for disaster… SO. salvage the night. plan a killer after-party like this one, at the good room- my favorite place to do bad things™. (are you sick of that yet? yeah? i don’t care.) 8pm to 5am, $10. be bad.

Holographic Chameleon opening party and DJ set- description below under the word “saturday”.

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