Guide to the Weekend: Winter Edition

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The sun may go down at 5pm and the mercury in your thermometer may have disappeared, but put on a coat and get some color in your cheeks with our weekend recommendations.


Columbia Night at Lincoln Center

Events at various times; between West 62nd & 65th Streets and Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.

For ridiculously discounted prices, nab your CUArts ticket and check out all that Lincoln Center has to offer.  Jazz, film, chamber music, and opera are all on the list.

Price: $20

Cave Canem Poetry Night

6pm, McNally Jackson Booksellers 52 Prince St (212.274.1160)

Cave Canem is an organization dedicated to cultivating African American poetic voices.  Come listen to the participants of their latest workshop—“Braids, Cornrows, and the Gathering of Meaning”—read their work.

Price: Free!

Carole Lombard Festival

Various times until December 2nd, see schedule; Film Forum 209 West Houston St (212.727.8110)

Tina Fey’s artistic ancestor, 1930s funny lady Carole Lombard starred in 80 films during her career.  Film Forums plays a tribute to her: highlights include My Man Godfrey, Twentieth Century, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Price: $10


Turkey Day with Pilgrim William

11:30pm, Joe’s Pub 425 Lafayette St (212.539.8500)

Everyone is thankful for stripteases!  This holiday-themed burlesque show will also feature music, comedy, and famed strip-star Dirty Martini.  

Price: $15

Union Square Holiday Market

10am-8pm, open daily; Union Square 14th St & Park Ave South

The famed Holiday Market opens today, so hit the shelves early and stock up on the season’s most creative, interesting, and cheap(ish) gifts.

Price: Free!


Fondue Takedown

5pm, Union Pool 484 Union Ave (718.609.0484)

Usually a format most famously suited for chili, this takedown does fondue.  It’ll be cheesy and gooey, and promises to chase away those winter blues with the ultimate comfort food.  Anyone can compete, see website for details.  

Price: Compete for free, taste for $10

– Sara Jane Panfil

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  1. fondue link  

    is still broken, please fix

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