The Weekend Shortlist October 1 to 3

Friday October 1

Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Band: Frikstailers
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: Coco66
Food: Papacitos
Drink: Black Rabbit
Miscellaneous: The Pencil Factory

They come from Buenos Aires’ but the Frikstailers (Pronouned “Freak Stylers”) make some really great electronic laced tracks with worldbeat influences like dancehall, cumbia, hip hop, regaeton, and kuduro. Serving some of the best nachos in Greenpoint, Papacitos makes Mexican street food that doesn’t skimp on the ingredients yet stays delicious and affordable, with all menu items under $10. Probably one of the nicest editions of bars to Greenpoint, Black Rabbit is my fave. Who can resist dark wood interior, cozy booths, and an excellent selection of beers? With a fireplace in the back and a small menu of snack foods, it’s the place to unwind. Another good bar nearby is The Pencil Factory. With an all wood décor, big windows, and an excellent selection of beers on tap, you’ll find neighborhood artists and musicians making conversation here.

Friday October 1

Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Bands: Greenpoint Open Studios
Show time: See website for schedule
Venue: Click here for venues
Food: Lokal
Drink: Enid’s
Miscellaneous: The Gutter

Over 150 artists will be collaborating with many of the local galleries and businesses to exhibit shows and performances throughout the weekend. Lokal describes itself as a Mediterranean Bistro, though it also serves up burgers, pizza, and steak. Regardless, the food is delicious, the ambiance nice, is right on McCarren Park AND they serve mulled wine during the winter. For drinks, Enid’s is one of Greenpoint’s go to bars. With inexpensive drinks and a festive vibe, you’ll be right in the middle of a good time. The Gutter, is a bowling alley and bar, brought to you by the same owners as Barcade, so you know it will be good. Bowling + Booze = Awesome!

Saturday October 2

Location: Harlem, NYC
Band: The XX Get Tickets Here
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: United Palace Theatre
Food Amy Ruth’s
Drink Harlem Lanes
Miscellaneous: Nectar Wine Bar

The XX come from London and make sweet electronic infused indie rock with pop sensibilities that have been really catching on in the U.S. for the last few years. While you’re up in Harlem, head over to Amy Ruth’s for some of the best fried chicken around. A MUST TRY is the fried or smothered Chicken & Waffles named The Rev. Al Sharpton ($9.50). It’s out of this world! A complex housing 24 bowling lanes, mini arcade, and a gourmet café, Harlem Lanes also has a sports bar with 24 plasma screen TVs. At Nectar Wine Bar they offer a distinct selection of wine from around tthe world as well as food that pairs well from artisinal cheeses to small plates and paninis.

Saturday October 2

Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Event: Laurie Anderson
Show time: 7:30 PM
Venue: BAM
Food: Junior’s
Drink: O’Connor’s
Miscellaneous: Thomas Beisl

Laurie Anderson presents the NY premiere of her new multi-media show Delusion as part of the 2010 BAM Next Wave Festival. Known more for its cheesecake than anything else on its menu, Junior’s also offers fantastic diner and deli style eats from steak burgers to deli sandwiches. If you can make it through dinner, the cheesecake will be worth the wait! One of Brooklyn’s most interesting dive bars, O’Connor’s offers cheap drinks in a place where Park Slope hipsters meet old-time drinkers, making for one of the oddest pairings that works. An excellent place to get schnitzel and goulash and other Austrian delights, Thomas Beisl is right across the street from BAM.

Saturday October 2

Location: Governor’s Island, NYC
Event: Pig Island
Show time: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Governor’s Island

On Saturday, October 2,Colonel’s Row on Governor’s Island will be transformed into a pork-lover’s paradise. Welcome to Pig Island, featuring an impressive cast of chefs showing off their pork know-how’s accompanied by craft beer, ny state wines and live entertainment, all done with Good Food standards in mind — it is guaranteed to be an amazing day out.

Sunday October 3

Location: Midtown West, NYC
Theater: Bryan Batt Get Tickets Here
Show time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Feinstein’s at the Regency
Food: Yoshinoya Beef Bowl
Drink: Rudy’s Bar and Grill
Miscellaneous: Peking Duck House

You know him from the TV show Mad Men as Salvatore Romano but here Bryan Batt will be performing his one-man show Batt on a Hot Tin Roof. Making fast food healthy, Yoshinoya serves bowls of rice, vegetables, and your choice of beef, teriyaki chicken, veggie, or a combo of meats. Super cheap, it’s a favorite spot of mine in midtown. A great dive, Rudy’s Bar and Grill serves up cheap beer by the pint or by the pitcher, and as for the grilling, that includes free hot dogs and popcorn! Though slightly on the expensive side, if you’re in the mood for duck and are a couple or in a group of four or more, Peking Duck House makes some of the best duck you will ever likely have.

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