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20 stellar things to do in NYC this week

Jennifer P

Mon 22

NYC Beer Week 2016 at various locations and times; prices vary
Bottoms up at this 10-day, 400-event spectacle of suds, hosted by the New York City Brewers Guild and New York State Brewers Association. The eighth annual affair kicks off Saturday at an opening bash aboard Empire Cruises' Nautical Empress, with 30 local breweries (Brooklyn, Big Alice Brewing) pouring unlimited beers against a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River.

Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir Union Pool; 10pm; free
Somewhere between Wesley Willis and Tammy Faye Messner is the Reverend Vince Anderson, a self-styled "dirty gospel" musician with a gravelly voice and lightning-fast organ chops.

Broadway Sings Billy Joel Highline Ballroom; 8pm; $30–$55
More than two dozen Broadway up-and-comers perform new arangements of Billy Joel classics, backed by piano man Joshua Stephen Kartes and a jazz orchestra, in the latest edition of Corey Mach's concert series. The Billy club includes Betsy Wolfe, Corey Cott, Erich Bergen, Laura Michelle Kelly, Sydney Morton, Zak Resnick, Adam Roberts and Grasan Kingsberry.

Harry Potter Trivia Slattery’s Midtown Pub; 8pm; Free with $15 food and drink minimum
The Dark Mark will be out over Manhattan, as die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books gather at Slattery's Pub for five rounds of complex trivia. Study up on your Quidditch rules, Order of the Phoenix membership rosters and Malfoy insults if you want to be ready to duel with the city's fiercest Potterheads. 

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac Littlefield; 8pm; $5, at the door $8
If you told us a few years back that Gowanus would be home to one of the best-curated stand-up showcases, we’d think you’d accidentally ingested some polluted canal water. Yet host Wyatt Cenac, who oozes both Brooklyn cool and genuine thoughtfulness, has made Littlefield a premier Monday night destination for both local up-and-comers and established greats like Eugene Mirman, Jen Kirkman and David Cross. 

PoetNY Open Mic & Bowery Slam Bowery Poetry Club; 6:30pm; $10, $15 for PoetNY and Bowery Slam
Bowery Poetry packs a double-header every Monday night, with the wild and unpredictable PoetNY Open Mic at 6:30pm, followed by the competitive, rowdy Bowery Slam. Whether you're a weekly regular or just coming in to get your annual poetry fix, you'll be more than satisfied by the local talent and unexpected guests this night brings. 

Tue 23

Buddies Nowhere; 8pm; free
DJ Damian spins an eclectic set of underground dance, funk, punk, ’80s tunes and rock at this casual weeknight get-together of bears, beers and beards.

Bonobos 260 Sample Sale; 9am; prices vary
Sharply dressed men should jump at the opportunity to score deeply discounted suiting and everyday wares. Scoop up all your closet essentials—from woven dress shirts ($29, were $98) to wool sweaters ($49, once $98) and corduroy pants ($49, originally $125)—without completely murdering your bank account.

Sweet Slipper Room; 9pm; $5–$7
Seth Herzog's weekly mainstay, which has settled back into its longtime home at the Slipper Room, still features scads of downtown stand-ups and, quite often, Herzog's mother.

Lunch Break Marquee; 1pm; free
Work hard, but dance harder at this weekday party by Perrier and Flavorpill. DJ Questlove supplies the tunes as you savor one comped cocktail. Everyone leaves with a free bagged lunch! 

Trivia Tuesdays Brookfield Place Plaza; 6pm; free
Secure a seat at Hudson Eats for its weekly quiz, with rounds dedicated to "On This Day in History," a rapid-fire "Name Threes" and a best-curated audio sequence. The vibe is laid-back and less "pubby" than most, but don't fret—wine, beer and sake are certainly available. Teams of no more than six can play for prizes (there's a winner after every round) in the form of gift cards from stores and eateries at Brookfield Place.  

Wed 24

Andy Warhol: Money on the Wall Sotheby’s; 10am; free
If there was one thing that pop iconographer Andy Warhol loved, it was money. Explore several highly-saturated silkscreens of dollar signs and bills at this selling auction of rare pieces. You may be inspired to spend some of your own cash as an act of artistic tribute. 

White Elephant Burlesque Rockbar; 8pm; $5
Viktor Devonne’s weekly downtown affair gets saucy and sexy with a rotating roster of the burlesque boys and girls of NYC.

Pacific Northwest Ballet New York City Center; 7:30pm; $35–$125
The Seattle company, led by Peter Boal, returns to New York with a pair of programs. The first (February 24, 25) presents three works by George Balanchine, including Square Dance (1957). The second (February 26, 27) comprises David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin, William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Crystal Pite’s Emergence. 

8players at various locations; 8pm; $75–$100
Camp classics like Death Becomes Her and sensually charged high school horror films mash up with old-school murder mystery games at this impeccable night of bedazzling DIY theatre. Register to participate in the "'90s Teen Horror" experience, show up in your pre-assigned character costume, and prepare to engage in a frightful showdown with seven strangers who will soon become chillingly familiar.

Thu 25 

Technofeminism Palisades; 10pm; free
With recent features in notable publications such as Forbes and Electronic Beats, New York–based music collective Discwoman is proving to be at the forefront of the fight for more female representation in the electronic music industry. Discwoman's party Technofeminism continuously books the best female DJs, this time hosting DJ Ashlyn, Maria Chavez, Bearcat, Beta Librae and Umfang. 

STORY sample sale Showroom; 10am; prices vary
This Chelsea concept shop, which curates new themes and collections surrounding goods from local and small businesses in the U.S. every few months, is holding a sample sale! Head to a showroom near the feel-good boutique to snag marked down outerwear from Canada Goose, plus accessories from BAGGU, Echo and more. Highlights include Canada Goose jackets for men, women and children for $98–$638 (normally $195–$1,275), Kate Spade stationary for $8 (usually $16) and BAGGU Duck bags whittled down to $13 (formerly $26). 

I Love the 90s; The Wellmont Theater; 7pm; $20–$125
Some of your favorite acts from the Clinton Years will be bringing it like there's no millennium in sight at this bodacious fan-service concert. Watch Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd and other gems at their finest while you clutch your Furby tight.

Tainted Love: 80s Dance Party with DJ Jane Elizabeth The Bell House; 10pm; free
True acolytes of the ’80s finally have a celebration of their decade that goes beyond leg warmer costumes and embraces gems from the New Wave, Ska, Darkwave and Glam Rock movements and beyond. Hit the Bell House every last Thursday of the month for some of last century's definitive heartbreak ballads and synth jams. 

“Stalking Weird History” The Morbid Anatomy Museum; 7pm; $10
Historian Mitch Horowitz hosts author Robert Damon of The President’s Vampire to discuss truly weird reports from haunted Ouija boards to killer clowns. 


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