Arrested Development events: Where to spend time with the Bluths this week
Don't make a huge mistake: Catch up on the show's first three seasons, show off your AD knowledge at trivia and more events.
Wed May 22 2013
Guys! The new season of Arrested Development is coming in four days! This is how that news makes us feel:
It's guaranteed that on Sunday, most fans will be holed up in their apartments, glued to Netflix (maybe with some cornballs or a batch of hot ham water) immediately after the show goes live, but if you want to mingle with fans beforehand—or discuss whether or not you actually liked season four afterward—here are a few places to do it:
The Paley Center goes all-out on Saturday with a marathon of fan-favorite episodes (we're hoping for "Motherboy XXX"), trivia and more for die-hard fans. Costumes are encouraged—and we bet it'll be warm enough to bust out some denim short-shorts for the occasion. The Paley Center for Media, 25 W 52nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (paleycenter.org). May 25 12:30–6pm; $10, seniors and students $8, children under 14 $8.
Park Slope bar Skylark will also host AD trivia—no costume contest, sadly, but we're guessing you won't be turned away if you come rocking an orange prison jumpsuit, a la George Bluth—followed by a screening of the first episode of season four at 9pm. Skylark Bar, 477 Fifth Ave at 11th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (347-227-8196). May 26 at 7pm; free.
Gothamist first reported on the Arrested Development tasting menu that'll be offered at Clinton Hill eatery Three Letters on Sunday; the eight-course meal will feature such dishes as a Mayonegg; chicken Gene Parmesan with spicy club sauce; and, of course, frozen chocolate-dipped bananas for dessert. For drinks, try Lucille's Breakfast (vodka on the rocks, served with a cracker) or Buster's Bender (a glass of j-u-i-c-e, not in a box). Three Letters, 930 Fulton St at St. James Pl, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-622-4679, threelettersbrooklyn.com). May 26 5:30–10pm; $45, reservations required.
It's Tuesday. You've watched all of season four, read the inevitable recaps that will be posted everywhere and maybe even rewatched some of the previous three seasons. Now what? Head to City Winery for an Arrested Development screening and trivia; the venue will show episodes from season four, with a break in the middle for some good ol' Bluth trivia. And maybe a chicken dance or two. City Winery, 155 Varick St at Vandam St (citywinery.com). May 28 6:30–11pm; free.
And below, because it's amazing, check out Slacktory's supercut of 18 of the show's best running gags. (NO TOUCHING!)
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