Great dates: January 20-26, 2011
Tue Jan 18 2011
Photograph: Courtesy Fox Broadcasting Corporation
Eating and drinking dates
What are ghost bottles? They're what Casper the Friendly Ghost drinks out behind the A&P, duh. Actually, they're beers not sold in stores, and a special selection—including a Black Chocolate Stout from 1998—will be sampled at Williamsburg's Spuyten Duyvil. 359 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St (718-963-4140, spuytenduyvilnyc.com). Mon 24 7--10pm.
Grab some late-night eats and drinks at East Village spot Sushi Lounge, where prices on cocktails, draft beers and sushi—an aphrodisiac, mind you—are cut in half after 10pm. 132 St. Marks Pl between First Ave and Ave A (212-598-1188, sushiloungenyc.com)
For a full Saturday, Lincoln Center toasts George Balanchine, the late New York City Ballet founder born 107 years ago. Catch a morning screening of the life-spanning doc Balanchine (10:30am), take in a discussion about the choreographer's legacy (5pm), or sit in on a School of American Ballet class (6pm)—all for free. Tickets to the two all-Balanchine performances at 2 and 8pm start at $20. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center), 20 Lincoln Center Plaza at 63rd St (212-721-6500, nycballet.com). Sat 22.
At the first ever Last.fm Festival, the Irish lads in peppy outfit Two Door Cinema and the indie-rock crew Tokyo Police Club get the crowd moving at Terminal 5. 610 W 56th St at Eleventh Ave (212-260-4700, terminal5nyc.com). Fri 21 at 8pm; $22.50.
A shared affinity for absurdist comedy is the basis of any real relationship, so test your date's Bluth knowledge at the Bell House's TV Party: Arrested Development. In addition to screenings of episodes from the show's second season, the event features frozen bananas and bad magic tricks, plus an Arrested Development--themed band called the Nevernudes. FREE 149 7th St between Second and Third Aves, Gowanus, Brokklyn (718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com). Thu 20 at 8pm.