things i’m doing this weekend… that include but are not limited to pre-spending my entire tax return. here’s how i’ll be doing it… and not looking back, once.
Aphrodisiac Indulgence at Brooklyn Oenology, williamsburg.
if you didn’t bring it here, you can likely find it here. love, that is. by way of shamelessly ingesting aphrodisiacs. sure, it’s about compatibility but it’s also about the science and tried-and-true practice of the ancient god of Dionysus- and trust me, he rarely slept alone. let’s not reinvent the wheel here, folks. just open your mouth and your heart. $40 gets you a light dissertation on the science behind these puppies by Slow Food NYC, plus a flight of 4 tastings of sparkling wine and a dozen oysters. 209 wythe ave, 7pm. tickets, here. down the hatch baby.
Threes Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Party, boerum hill.
there is nothing better than the recent and constant influx of new american breweries popping up. especially in urban areas. brooklyn has plenty
of fine ones
to boast but head over to threes brewing
to celebrate their one year anniversary. arrive early to taste some upcoming releases, stay for the favorites. and pay nothing all night. 333 douglass st
, 5-10pm let’s all leave work early, eh? two’s a company, threes a motherfucking brewery
. let’s go.
i heart vinyl at the panther room, williamsburg.
scratch all of your well-intentioned thursday plans and head to the panther room to get a little wild. favorite party group and dedicated vinyl spinners (as the name suggests) bring you the best party you’re going to find to start off your weekend with bad intentions. as always, laptop free, and no cover. 74 wythe ave
, at the panther room at output. starts at 10pm and goes until your conscious catches up to you. spin
Night at the Museum, PS1, long island city.
it’s just like summer warm-up, just inside. and in the winter. but that still means it’s doper than anything else you’ll find happening friday night (unless of course you only consult brooklyn im trying for your weekend plans). exhilarting exhibits, interactive installations, Quebecois-inflected cuisine (yep, that’s exactly what it sounds like), liberating libations, a huge dome set up outside will feature multiple djs all night. plus the entire museum will be open to wandering and imagining you’re on the set of
night at the museum from the mixed up files of mrs. basil e frankweiler. $12 in advance, party 8-midnight. it might be sold out already.
Free Nacho Fridays at the diamond, greenpoint.
or for a cheaper and equally inspirational experience, head to free nacho first fridays at the diamond, sponsored by el jefe’s nachoria! 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. get some.
Lunar New Year at good room- my favorite place to do bad things™
anytime there’s no cover at good room. GO. this time it’s a celebration one year in the m
aking, a chance to abscond all of those mindless resolutions you made two months ago and choose all new ones, with the moon as your guide. all of your favorite lunar characters will be making an appearance on the dance floor (i’m not kidding
), plus immersive decor, world-class djs spinning all night, free beer until midnight, and no cover with rsvp. if you can come up with one good excuse not to go to this, i will be immensely impressed. and sad for you. while i drink my free tiger beer and dance with a bunch of humans sharing one massive tiger costume. RSVP right here, right now
. 98 meserole st
, 10pm-4am. let’s all start fresh.
YEAH! an indie dance party at The Grand Victory, williamsburg.
if you believe in lcd soundsystem and anyone they were inspired by and have inspired entering your ears and consequently moving your feet, go to this indie dance party at grand victory to hear dj’s sponsored by You Don’t Have 2 Settle
spinning tunes by bands like future islands, tame impala, hot chip, RAC, phoenix, tanlines, LCD, and basically anything else in your coolest friend’s vinyl collection.
Wilco (will love you baby) at the Kings Theatre, flatbush.
instead of telling you to go to this show, i’m going to leave you with three of my favorite wilco lines-
i am an american aquarian drinker
the ashtray says you were up all night
and if i ever was myself, i wasn’t that night
this is one of the greatest indie rock bands of our time. go see them, friday or saturday (or both) nights, at brooklyn’s most iconic theater. get your tickets, here.
and fall in love with the drummer (i’m still doing it.) 1027 flatbush ave
City of God screening at Videology, williamsburg.
if you’d prefer to chill and watch a movie friday, still get out of your house by seeing what has been deemed the best foreign film of our time. City of God screening at videology. check out the trailer but really you should just go. this film will move you. and you will be moving, not scrolling through your netflix feed. 7-930, free. 308 bedford ave. get enlightened.