Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekender: 11/20-11/22


Beautiful day today, hope you can take some time to walk around and soak it all up.  Let's take a look at some weekend picks:

FRI Nov. 20
  • 8a-1a: Ukele Cabaret [ Banjo Jim's - 700 E 9th Street], free - something different for a Friday evening: ) pick!
SAT Nov. 21
  • 10a:
    • I'm watching an advanced screening of Disney's newest animated movie, The Princess and the Frog (by the same creators of Little Mermaid and Aladdin), yay!
    • Until 12p: Or, observe the sun with the Amateur Astronomy Association! Central Park
    • Or stuff a bag with as many clothes as you can for $20 at Housing Works Rag Sale [LIC]
  • 2p: Chinese-Style Thanksgiving Potluck with some friends.  Invite only, but let me know if you're interested in coming: )
  • 4p: "Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street" Discussion - Hear directly from people who worked on this show, including actor Bob McGrath ("Bob") and Chris Cerf, composer; moderated by author Louise Gikos.  RSVP required.
  • 7p: Victor Lin in Concert at Church of The Advent Hope [111 E 87th St btw/ Park & Lexington], free!  Victor is an amazing jazz musician, and he will be playing a few solo pieces and also in a trio for this concert.
  • Late Night: Stargaze in Inwood Park, every Saturday! More details on the Saturday Star PartiesI met up with this group to see the meteor shower on 11/17, and it was such a fun experiences!
SUN Nov. 22

  • 11a-1230p, $5 donation to Food Bank of NY: Cupcake Crawl - meet at Babycakes [248 Broome b/t Ludlow and Orchard] - ft. 5 LES and EV cupcakeries...delicious!
  • 11a-4p: New Amsterdam Market @ South Street Seaport - it's a Thanksgiving market!
  • Until Apr. 26: "Tim Burton" Exhibit at MoMa [11 W 53rd b/t 5th and 6th Ave] - remember, MoMa is Target Free on Fridays, 4-8p!
  • 11/20-22: Housing Works Fashion for Action - charity sample sale ft. 150 top designers (Philip Lim, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Fendi, D&G, etc) [143 W. 17th St b/t 6th and 7th Ave; Fri until 8p, Sat/Sun until 6p]
  • 11/21-22: FREE Toppings from Pinkberry, w/ coupon! I'll send it to you if you don't have one!
  • Until 11/23: "Canstruction" - 30+ sculpures made up of cans that will be donated to [World Financial Center, Winter Garden]
  • 11/23-1/3/10: Check out the Origami Holiday Tree: Origami A-Z @ American Museum of Natural History!
  • Until 12/24: Union Sq Holiday Market - 100+ vendors sell Christmas ready gifts!
  • Until 12/27: Wired magazine pop up shop - play with gagets galore [415 W13th]
  • Mon 11/23 from 12-7p: Free Spa Party @ Vada Spa [387 6th Ave]  Free laser hair removal, eyebrow and bikini waxes, face masks, and foot scrubs! There will be a line, but if you're in a rush, stop by and get a card to come back and get a service later! It's nice!
  • next week!  See my Thanksgiving post about seeing the balloons being inflated in Central Park and going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!  Gobble Gobble!