[sponsored] Academy Awards Screening Party Sunday 2/28 6pm, FREE, RSVP L.A. may have the Oscars, but we think Brooklyn has a better view! Join the skint for a red carpet entrance, a free glass of champagne with RSVP, freshly popped popcorn and the Academy Awards on a big screen! There will also be themed drinks based on some of the nominees, a photo booth to capture your red carpet glory, and special ballots to vote on the winners.
WEDNESDAY 2/24 ☺ The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A weekly comedy showcase at a sensible time, hosted by Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman, More info # Movers Meet Shakers @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7pm, $65, A two-hour session hosted by Made Real Vodka that includes crafting three unique cocktails, a ricotta cheese–making lesson, and networking with other like-minded guests, More info
THURSDAY 2/25 * We Bee Spelling @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)8pm, $20–$50, A one-of-a-kind drunk spelling bee and fundraiser for Change for Kids, Buy tix ☺ Kevin Geeks Out About Wigs @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher presents an obsessive look at wigs as they appear in movies, TV, and real life, from toupee-wearing authority figures to hyper-glamorous drag queens, More info
WEDNESDAY 1/27 * Look at Yourself,Man @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $6.27, A selfie workshop for dudes, presented by TEDxxx, Buy tix ☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, Featuring hosts John Mahone and Alan Yaspan, More info
THURSDAY 1/28 * Asylos Traverses @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7:30pm, $10, A staged reading with movement, choreography, lip synching, dinosaur bones, and drinks, RSVP ♫ Berning Down the House @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $10, A fundraiser for Bernie Sanders featuring an array of artists, musicians, DJs, and advocates, RSVP ♫ Do You Like Disco 1-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With SPRKLBB / Yam Bataller / Nita Aviance / David Sokolowski, RSVP
Now that it’s light in the evenings and actually fairly pleasant out, it’s finally time to contemplate doing fun things again. Just to ease you back into the swing of things, here’s info on three local dinner events that are worth staying out for over the next couple of weeks:
Done and dusted with your tax return? Pre-emptively spend your rebate on this five-course dinner at Dirck the Norseman (who celebrated their 1st Birthday yesterday…happy beer-day Dirck!). The evening starts with a brewery tour to help you work up an appetite, then diners sit down to enjoy five robust courses (menu above) each paired with a different delicious brew from Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. The meat-heavy menu isn’t so great for veggies, but beer-loving carnivores will be in seventh heaven!
Last Wednesday night a very special culinary collaboration took place on Humboldt Street. Hosted by Brooklyn Brewery, it was called Dinner Party No.1, and was special for three reasons:
1. The event took place at the brand new ‘Humboldt & Jackson’ (434 Humboldt St), an American Bar and Tasting Room just the other side of the BQE.
2. The evening involved a delicious 6-course meal using the wares of local producers and revolving around the unique fermented seasonings developed by the Kaizen Trading Company (KTC), the experimental culinary research lab founded by Momofuku.