Survival Guide to the Mid-term Weekend

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The streets are clear, but midterms are upon us. What is one to do? Get out of the Butt, and check out what Bwog’s friends at INY have in store, of course! (Check them out at for more fun and frivolity.)

Take a dive with Alice before she hits the big screen

Check out Sidebar’s cheap and intoxicating premiere of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Trippy hour from 6-8pm with two-for-one theme cocktails such as the champagne and absinthe “White Rabbit.” For those who don’t want to take the dive before Depp does his thing, free movies tickets will be distributed throughout. Underages are surprisingly welcome.

When: Fri, March 5 @ 5pm
Where: Sidebar, 118 E 15th St at Irving Pl
Price: Free!

Rave with “The Crooked Disco DJs” for free (and save up for a soda at Vareli)!

Check out Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar for a free performance by DJs Morsy and Kestar who will be spinning a new blend of electro house, hippie jazz, and breakbeats.  No cover.  Just beats (and $5.50 in metro). 21+

When: Fri, March 5 @ 10pm
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar (158 Bleecker St, near Thompson St)
Price: Free

For the Artsy Pants

Now that the residual slush from last weekend’s disaster is being wiped away by Bloomberg and his cronies, you can finally enjoy the concrete jungle and self-expression as you celebrate the Armony Arts Week at the Fourth Fountain Art Fair. Located at Pier 66, you can enjoy the outdoors while browsing the thirteen galleries and six independent projects on display.

When: Starts Fri @ 11am through Sun
Where: Frying Pan, Pier 66 @ 26th St in Hudson River Park
Price: $10 for Weekend pass

Boogie with the New School Cats at the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival

This Friday check out the fourth annual Brooklyn Underground Jazz Festival for cool grooves from names such as Dave Smith (9pm Friday) and grammy nominated Adam Kolker (8:30pm Saturday).

Where: The Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014 212-989-9319
When: Fri @ 9pm & 10:30pm, Sat–Sun @ 8:30pm
Price: Cover is $10 per set/$15 for the whole night. Festival pass for three nights is $35

Live the Dream: Free family photos that give Walmart a run for its money

Missing those family photos that reveal your oddly shaped stage in the fourth grade?  If so, Nora Herting has found a way to make your adolescent pain into performance art. As part of the Armory Arts Week, Herting will be unveiling her new project that beckons innocent bystanders to become part of her “picture perfect” fictive families.

When: Sat, March 6 @ 6:30–10pm
Where: Like the Spice Gallery, 224 Roebling St (near S 2nd St), Brooklyn
Price: Free

Emotional? Broke? British?

Then take the trek down to Broome this Saturday for a night of British gloom-rock. DJs will be spinning David Bowie, The Smiths, The Pixies, Scissor Sisters, Joy Division, The Cure, The Clash, Barry Manilow, Nirvana, and ABBA. 21+

Where: Downstairs at Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St (between Broome & Grand)
When: Sat March 6 @ 11–4am

Remember the Alamo with Kitchen Cabinet

Can’t leave campus this weekend? Then do what you gotta do until Saturday at 11pm and take a strut away from the Butt and into East Campus to check out Columbia’s own The Kitchen Cabinet who will be hosting a party in honor of the last day of the Alamo.

Where: EC Townhouse H805, Columbia University
When: Sat @ 11pm
Price: Free
Light snack: By The Ounce Wine and Cheese Bar
Drinks @ Apps: The Norry
Unlimited mussels: Itzocan
Southern Soul Food Buffet: Charles’ Chicken


  1. Anonymous  

    whatttt? $5.50 for the metro???? what happend to $4.50?

  2. Anonymous  

    When I was at camp, my favorite activity was arts and crafts. Or as we used to call it, arts and farts and crafts.

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