What is it about Monday that breeds melancholia? Is it the ponderous distance from Friday, the insipid conflux of responsibility and duty, or the tethering embraces of socialization? Rumor has it that “everything that rises must converge,” therefore, rise we must: above the miasmic, ennui-inducing strands of our proletarian lots! So let us ascend from the ashes of ambition, and combat the stultifying grind of the “everyday” by indulging in a little frivolity.
Day by day we crawl towards salvation—the glorious beacon of freedom and fleeting mercy that is Friday—only to repeat the endless Tantalusian cycle anew by weekend’s end. In order to maintain homeostasis (as well as sanity) we must temper desire with duty, in this finely honed balancing act of existence. In that light, here’s the rundown of the weekly restoratives, guaranteed to revitalize and reinvigorate even the most jaded of souls!
When: Monday, March 9th: 8pm
Where: Brooklyn Winery
For those anxiously curious to dabble into the heady euphoria that is the wine world, yet would rather not break the bank in the process, check out Brooklyn Winery’s “$25 Wine Class” happening this Monday. A highly refined wine palette is often associated with snobbery and general douchebaggery—though that needs not be the case! Wine maestro, Paul Brady, shall be instructing attendees in the basics of winery—varietals, wine regions, food pairings—in a fiscally-friendly “info sesh” offering quality knowledge and a guaranteed buzz—cheers!
When: Tuesday, March 10th:6pm-9pm
Where: Tammany Hall
Chow enthusiasts unite! Tammany Hall is playing host to a Latin-themed food emporium entitled “Un Noche Caliente”! $25 snags your tix to an evening full of delectable eats, interactive food demos, surplus booze, and a plethora of good folks. Fattening the deal is the knowledge that your subsequent gluttony is supporting UNICEF’s initiative to “Feed Hungry Children in Developing Nations”—gorge guilt-free!
Sky’s the Limit
When: Wednesday, March 11th: 6pm-4am
High above the ravenous NYC streets, nestled in the celestial glory of the Manhattan skyline, is the Skyroom Time Square. When the work day annihilates moral, and truly necessitates a mini-sojourn, look no further than Skyroom’s “Sky’s the Limit” Wednesdays. Offering up tasty happy-hour drink specials, free entry before 10 pm, and breathtaking scenery, Skyroom is the perfect venue to decompress from the day’s insanity.
Salsa for a Cure
When: Thursday, March 12th: 8pm-2am
Bust out the dancing shoes and salsa the night away for a cause! B.B. King’s touts an all-night salsa bash, chock full of live performances by Pequeno Jonny, Luis Damon as well as Latin spin-smith, DJ Sensation (to name but a few). Guaranteed to be a lively, vivacious evening of rampant dance, the true cause lies in fundraising for the treatment of actress and dancer, Yesenia Peralta, who has been stricken with multiple sclerosis. The evening strives to promote MS awareness and supply what financial aid it can—join the cause!
Rock n’ Roll Karaoke
When: Friday, March 13th: 12am-4am
Where: Arlene’s Grocery
Arelene’s Grocery serves up its weekly edition of “Rock n’ Roll Karaoke” this Friday night. Whether inspired by the likes of vocal maestro Freddy Mercury, the blistering wails of ACDC, or more classic fare, Arlene’s is the spot to embrace your inner rocker. Brave the wilds of performance anxiety, snag some delightful brew, and belt to your heart’s content—for song is the drink universally imbibed!
When: Saturday, April 14th: 10pm- 4am
Where: Webster Hall
Resident party haven, Webster Hall, immerses itself in the thundering bass and Technicolor majesty of Dubstep this Saturday night. In concordance with its weekly panache of madness, Webster shall be rechristened “Dubster” for an evening guaranteed to be rollicking until the break of dawn—brace yourself for awesome!
When: Sunday, April 15th: 11am-6pm
While pagan rituals, rabbit costumes, and a storm of eggs may have been all the rage last week, this Sunday is about some good old fashioned debauchery. “Sunday Funday” has returned, with Sidebar playing host via a positively epic, booze-drenched brunch. $30 snags you a ticket, which includes: complimentary chow, unlimited morning cocktails (Blood Mary’s, Mimosas, Bud light), and righteous tunes. Herald the arrival of Spring in true fashion—by injecting a little sloppy into your Sunday!