Start your weekend on Thursday with Souper Trivia #2 at t.b.d. Facebook event here.

After last month’s resounding success, The Greenpoint Soup Kitchen is doing it again this Thursday with another pub quiz! This month’s proceeds will go, in full, to the benefit of The Red Cross Haiti Relief. Please come show your support and contribute to the emergency relief and recovery efforts for a people devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. $5 to participate, with ALL money going to The Red Cross.

The G is *still* on it’s bullshit shuttle bus kick this weekend so why not take a real bus ride into nearby Queens for a hot cocoa crawl? Blog Mommy Poppins gives you 5 great hot chocolate joints and a couple of them are super close, they’d be a quick ten or fifteen minute bus ride. I’ve personally been to both Sweetleaf and Aubegine Cafe and recommend both.

So the Jets aren’t in the Super Bowl, but this Sunday Jan 31st you can still dream with The Red Star Bowl – a Madden ’10 tournament. $500 for the grand prize, and other prizes will be awarded, too. Space is limited, so see your bartenders at Red Star for details and to secure your spot now. All entrants must show up 2:30 to register, and the tourney starts at 3pm. Game On!

Also this Sunday is Poker Unleashed – a fundraiser for Dog Habitat – which we mentioned a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t RSVP then, you might be shit out of luck since half the spots were already gone the day after we posted about it. But maybe, just maybe there are a few spots left and luck is on your side. Fecebook event here.

Texas Hold’em
$80 buyin ($60 to winnings / $20 donated to Dog Habitat)
Start with 3000 chips, blinds raise every 20 minutes, money to the Top 4
RSVP to pokerunleashed@gmail.com
You will receive confirmation for your place in the game – seating is limited (30 person max).
Raffle with great prizes, food, drinks.

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