Friday, January 20
The 13th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant
“The 13th annual Pageant will prove to be an extra-glamorous extravaganza, similar to the Ms. Universe Pageant, if all the contestants were hairy and liked Budweiser.” Come judge a parade of contestants (show up at 9:30 to sign up) in a talent competition, a swimsuit competition, evening wear, and question and answer.
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery). 10pm – 1 am. F to 2nd Ave. or the 6 to Bleecker, $7
International Motorcycle Show
Stunt show! Ultimate custom bike show! Free motorcycle seminars! Even a special information session for women!
Jacok K. Kavitz Convention Center, 655 W 34th st, Friday 12-9, Saturday 9-9, Sunday 9-5, Subway: 1.2.3 to 34th St- Penn Station. Tickets: $18 (online)
J.P Morgan Squash Tournament - FREE!
Apparently there’s a state of the art squash court in Grand Central underneath Vanderbilt Hall and this weekend is the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions. You can watch financial analystsby day squash enthusiasts by night duke it out for free, or for $8 if you want prime seating.
Grand Central Terminal, E 42nd st & Lexington Avenue, Friday – Thursday, January 26th. Subway: S to Grand Central
Vodka Tasting at Dylan’s Candy Bar
Kanon, a Swedish Vodka company, will be pouring special $4 candy infused vodkas in this Upper East Side candy shop which actually looks like candyland.
Dylan’s Candy Shop 1011 3rd Avenue (at 60th st) 8:30-11 pm, Subway: N.Q. R to Lexington Ave/59th st. RSVP here.
Saturday, January 21
Come play Freeze-Tag on Wall Street! - FREE
Returning for the 6th year in a row, Freeze-Tag on Wall Street makes a triumphant return, NYPD Occupy Barricades or not. Celebrate your favorite schoolyard games in the heart of the Financial District. Freeze-Tag, Blob-Tag, Wolf Sheep Rock, Red Rover and more will be taught to those who forgot their childhood. See 100% of you on Wall Street!
12noon-3pm. Corner of Wall and Broad St.
This party is described as “dance dance dance” and features hundreds and hundreds of pictures of beautiful men.
Public Assembly Loft, 70 North 6th st (btw Berry and Wythe) Williamsburg, No cover before 10:30, Subway: L to Bedford Avenue.
Akron/Family plays 285 Kent Avenue
Akron/Family, known for its folk-inspired hippie jams, is a favorite among hip Brooklynites.
285 Kent Avenue. 285 Kent Avenue. Doors: 8PM. G to Metropolitan Ave, L to Bedford Ave. Tickets: $12.
Screening of a documentary about Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the so-called “bad boy of Buddhism,” who was responsible for spreading Buddhism to the West. Stay after for a discussion panel with Elena Brower, famed Yoga instructor.
Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W 17th St. (212) 620-5000. 1:30PM and 4 PM. 1 to 14th Street. Tickets: $12.
Sunday, January 22
Sunday Double Feature at Brooklyn Winery - FREE
Brooklyn Winery is showing Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure followed by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on their 92’’ screen.. The advantage of watching a movie at a winery is you can also try the new wine, beer and food on their winter menu.
Brooklyn Winery 213 North 8th st (btw Driggs and Roebling sts), 6:00-11:00, Subway: L to Bedford Ave.