During the Fall Crawl on Saturday, you can get a beer and lunch at Fawkner (that’s their fried chicken sando above), plus a pint at Floyd and Union Hall and three rides from Lyft, all for $20. Photo: Sam Horine
In a little over a week, you will probably be in a tryptophan-induced stupor sprawled out in front of a football game somewhere wishing you had passed on that third helping of mashed potatoes. You can sleep then–for now, get out and about and enjoy the stellar lineup of stuff going on in Brooklyn between now and Thanksgiving!
On Thursday night starting at 8pm, former Mideast war correspondent Steve Hindy (who also happens to have cofounded Brooklyn Brewery) will be moderating a discussion with David Shields and Milton Glaser about their new book, War is Beautiful, which challenges the glamorous imagery that the New York Times has used in its war coverage over the past 25 years. Tickets are $25 and $15 for students and include a free beer.
For all you movie buffs, the 6th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival, which celebrates independent films made by Williamsburgians, is at the Wythe Hotel Cinema from Thursday through Sunday. Tickets to each night’s themed showcase of films and the closing award ceremony are relatively cheap at $10, and are available here.
It seems like every few weeks there is a new viral story about the feared, revered, and just plain weird Gowanus Canal (the latest involved a three-eyed fish discovered in its fetid waters), so it makes sense that the subject of so much fascination now has its very own museum-like space and gift shop. The Gowanus Souvenir Shop, which sells art, literature, and gifts related to the Superfund site’s dark and captivating history, is throwing a grand opening party on Friday from 3-8pm to introduce itself to the neighborhood and offer up the world’s longest hero from nearby Court Street Grocer’s.
Saturday presents a lovely day-drinking opportunity in the form of the Fall Crawl organized by the people behind the watering hole mini-empire consisting of The Bell House, Union Hall, Floyd, and newcomer Fawkner. For $20, you can enjoy a pint at each of the latter three bars, as well as lunch at Fawkner, three free rides from Lyft, and entry into a raffle for tickets to upcoming Bell House and Union Hall events and a special tour of Sixpoint Brewery for you and eight friends.
As the weather gets chillier, the cravings for warm comfort food get more intense and that’s why it’s the perfect time to test out 30 different kinds of chili whipped up by gifted local cooks at the Brooklyn Chili Takedown this Sunday afternoon. Skip out on brunch and head over to the Royal Palms at noon for all the beans, beef, and poblano you can handle–you’ll be perfectly set up for a day of watching football or whatever else you plan to do.
All you feline fanatics out there can celebrate this Caturday in style at Brooklyn Craft Company’s Catlady Craft Event to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action. For $85, you get to make five different cat-centric DIY projects, including a bewhiskered leather change purse and a cat-ear ring; enjoy food, drinks, and music; cuddle up to kitties at the pop-up cat lounge; and meet tons of other crazy catladies (and gents).
But that’s not all, folks, there’s a lot more in store for you as you ramp up for Turkeyfest 2015–Your Ideal Week lies ahead:
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