Guide to the Weekend: Beautiful People

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We at Bwog might not be able to get you into the Fashion Week after-parties or exclusive show-biz Oscar viewings, but we do have these suggestions for this awards-heavy weekend.


Sizzling South America

Saturday 6:30-10:30pm, begins at Praxis International Gallery25 East 73rd Street, 4th Fl. (212-772-9478)

This night out on the town begins with a South American art exhibit, including a meet-and-greet with the artist and a tasting of wines from the continent. The fiesta then moves to Chelsea for tango lessons and instructions in Brazilian bartending.  It’ll be hot, hot, hot!

Price: $50 (from an original $150 value)

Dub War

Fiday 10pm Love 179 MacDougal St (212.477.5683)

D.J.s (including a contender from the Netherlands) duke it out for dubstep dance supremacy.

Price: $10 in advance or before midnight/$15 after

American Composers Orchestra

Friday 7:30pm, Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Ave. nr. 56th St (212-903-9600)

Emerging composers strut their stuff at this one-night-only event for contemporary classical music.

Price: $38-48 (though Bwog recommends checking out Student Rush options or CUArt discounts) More after the jump.


New Amsterdam Market Fundraiser

Saturday 5-8pm, f/ocus Rental Gallery 599 Eleventh Ave., at 45th St.

It’s not exactly a discount option, but it will be full of tasty seafood treats, lots of beer, chowder, fancy bread, pickled things, music, and (in good fundraising tradition) an auction.

Price: $50

The Awesome 80s Prom

Ongoing Saturdays 8pm, 125 E. 11th St. nr. Third Ave. 

An interactive theater event, this show/dance takes place during a Prom in 1989—audience members dance to the tunes, and even get to cast their vote for Prom King and Queen.  Luckily, all Off-Broadway theater tickets are two-for-one until March 1st if you use the promotional code HOUSE to buy online (sponsored by nycgo.com, NYC’s official tourism website). 

Price: $49-89

Brooklyn Brewery Tour

Every Saturday with tours every hour from 1-4pm, 79 N. 11th Street nr. Wythe Ave. (718-486-7422)

If you’ve ever wondered where the tasty textures of your 1020 favorite comes from, this is a perfect opportunity for some vat-side chats with the experts.

Price: Free tour (does not include cost of beer)


Murray Hill’s Oscar Party

Sunday 7pm, Joe’s Pub 425 Lafayette St (212.539.8500)

NYC’s favorite drag king spruces up your Oscar experience with his hilarious commentary on Academy standards.

Price: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

Washington’s Birthday Ball

Sunday 1pm, Mount Vernon Museum and Gardens 421 East 61st Street between First and York Avenues (212-838-6878)

Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington!  It’s a 19th Century-throwdown, complete with traditional English country dance lessons in case you need to brush up on your waltz.  Refreshments will be served, and the museum will be open for tours.

Price: $15

Dark Chocolate Tasting

Sunday 7-9pm, 92nd Street Y Lexington Avenue and East 92nd Street

Take a tour of the world’s fanciest (and, we imagine, tastiest) dark chocolate, complete with a chocolate-centered lecture so that you’ll know what you’re putting in your mouth. Again, not an especially cheap price tag, but worth it when you consider the expense of each individual piece you’ll be able to try.

Price: $45


1 Comment

  1. good job  

    what about the varsity show's west end preview?? friday night (tonight), 9 pm or 11 pm, havana central, $3 at the door. sure to make you laugh!

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