The Weekend Shortlist November 5 to 7


Friday November 5

Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn
Band: The Dandy Warhols
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: Bell House
Food: El Viejo Yayo
Drink: Buttermilk Bar
Miscellaneous: The Chocolate Room

The Dandy Warhols have a new best of in The Dandy Warhols: The Capitol Years 1995-2007 which takes you through much of the highs of their discography which should make fora great trip down memory lane live. Joining them is Blue Giant. Keeping the night going, try El Viejo Yayo for dinner. This gorgeous and warm restaurant has an elegant dining room and an affordable menu offering Dominican/Latin cuisine. The outside of Buttermilk Bar may look non-descript, but looks are deceiving . . . just not in this case, as this low-key watering hole is where you can grab a cheap drink in a friendly atmosphere, while playing a board game or two. With a near insane menu of chocolates from coffee and tea to delectable dessert, and even beer, The The Chocolate Room is a great way to end the night on a high note.

Friday November 5

Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn
Fashion: Zombie Fashion Show
Show time: 7 PM
Venue: Shops at the Loom
Food: Northeast Kingdom
Drink: Life Café Nine 83
Miscellaneous: Stain

Yeah, Halloween is over but zombie’s are still in! At the Zombie Fashion Show located at the new Shops at the Loom, a micromall in Bushwick, the space has been hosting a monthly fashion event, and offer discounts, deals, and complimentary refreshments, coupled with performances and art installations. For food in this neighborhood, Northeast Kingdom is where you want to go. With a seasonal menu of American cuisine with a culinary twist, like the Beef Bourguignon with herbed dumplings ($17), this place offers a relaxing atmosphere for an artist heavy crowd. For drinks, check out Life Café Nine 83. While it’s THE same Life Café that the RENT musical features in the play, it’s not the same location. This new Bushwick locale also possesses a boho vibe, an Americanized menu of ethnic food, and a fun selection of mixed drinks including martini’s and lemonade cocktails. A HUGE space decked out in old couches, Stain is an artsy bar that looks like an old-school coffeehouse yet serves local wines and beers.

Saturday November 6

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bands: French Horn Rebellion Get Tickets Here
Show time: 9 PM
Venue: Glasslands Gallery
Food: Wild Ginger Pan-Asian Vegan Café
Drink: Teddy’s Bar & Grill
Miscellaneous: Verb Café

Presented by Hipster Wife Hunting, Street Boners & TV Carnage, and Babes at The Museum, electro act French Horn Rebellion leads this show which also will see bands TIGERSAPIEN and PHONETAG perform with DJ FiSK spinning. For vegetarians and those not in the mood for meat, Wild Ginger Pan-Asian Vegan Café offers Pan-Asian cuisine in a relaxed earth-toned environment with a menu featuring veggies, tofu, seitan, and soy. The best thing about Teddy’s Bar & Grill is that it’s just got this great neighborhood vibe that’s warm and friendly, while also having a great menu of drinks and American bar food favorites like burgers, salads, sandwiches, and steak. A great place to get good coffee, take a seat, and watch the passing hipsters stroll by, Verb Café even has excellent sandwiches and baked goods to snack on before the show.

Saturday November 6

Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Talk: Adam Carolla
Show time: 2 PM; FREE
Venue: Borders Books & Food: Sullivan Street Bakery
Drink: Rudy’s Bar & Grill
Miscellaneous: The Shops at Columbus Circle

Comedian Adam Carolla reads from and discusses his new book In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks. Arguably one of the top bread makers on the east coast, and good to get gourmet pizza’s and sandwiches, Sullivan Street Bakery makes exquisite food using ingredients you’d see on the Food Network! More bar than grill, Rudy’s Bar & Grill is like going back to college, minus the books. The beer is cheap and by “grill,” they mean free popcorn and hot dogs. If you have trouble finding the bar, just look for the 6 foot tall fiberglass pig standing outside! To get out of the cold and see what an upper-class mall is like, stop by The Shops at Columbus Circle. Expensive restaurants like MASA and shops like Williams Sonoma are fun to browse through to see how the other half lives.

Sunday November 7

Location: Gramercy, NYC
Art: Action: Sex and the Moving Image
Show time: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Sex
Food: Kelley & Ping Gramercy
Drink: Rodeo Bar
Miscellaneous: Organique

Let’s face it, sex is everywhere. In film. In art. On television, and of course on the internet. The exhibition Action: Sex and the Moving Image examines the history of sex in Media, the Internet, and its help in creating the porn industry, on top of being a major influence in almost everything we do. For dinner, Kelley & Ping’s Gramercy location offers a taste of the food stalls from all over Asia including noodles, curries, and of course street food like pad Thai. The food is delish! More white trash than urban cowboy, the Rodeo Bar offers live music, Tex-Mex food, and daily Happy Hour specials like margaritas for $5 and draft beers for $3. For the health conscious, Organique offers organic food including soups, coffee, omelets, burgers, and sandwiches.

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