Last-minute plan: Say Anything anniversary and a Connect Four championship



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say_anythingNow that the detritus of Halloween has been cleared away, it's time to gear up for the prime romantic opportunities of the holiday season. Gentlemen, begin your training today with a grand gesture in Times Square. At 4pm, anyone with a trench coat in his wardrobe and a song in his heart (preferably Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes") can show up at the red TKTS Booth's stairs (47th St and Broadway) to re-create John Cusack's iconic "boom box scene" from 1989's Say Anything. The first 75 impersonators to show up will receive a free copy of the 20th anniversary DVD of the film, but it's safe to say that all attendees have a shot at YouTube fame with a stunt like this. Just watch out for the swooning tourists—I ain't saying she's a visa digger, but she ain't messing with no unnaturalized residents!

For those who don't have time to stand around looking lovelorn in Times Square in the middle of the afternoon (where are your priorities?), there's something for you too. It's similarly old-school, but in a more wholesome and infinitely less sexy sort of way. At 7pm, The Bell House kicks off the first round of "The World's Biggest Connect Four Championship" ($3 to play, free to watch), which will continue for—you guessed it—four consecutive Tuesdays this month and culminate with the crowning of Brooklyn's Connect Four king on November 24. Themed vodka drinks are on the house from 7 to 8pm, and well drinks and select pints will be four bucks the rest of the night. E-mail to register.

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