Speakeasy Spirits: East Ville des Folies
Webster Hall turns back the clock to the days of Capone for an afternoon of rare beer and whiskey tastings.
Look up: Trapeze artists and burlesque ladies provide the visual entertainment, backed by a live swing jazz band.
Sat 2:30p. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (3rd Ave.), East Village. $35-45 here.
Nearby: Apiary; Luke's Lobster; Death and Co.
Oh! You Pretty Hound Dog: 2nd Annual David Bowie & Elvis Presley Birthday Bash
Ziggy and the King share this birthday soiree with live performances by Screaming Rebel Angels and more.
Recent release: Check out Bowie's new single — released on his birthday — "Where Are We Now?".
Sun 10p. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.), West Village. $15-20 here.
Nearby: Saxon + Parole; The Bitter End; BONDST
Fiscal Shutdown: 8th Annual Freeze Tag on Wall Street
We're sure there's some sort of metaphor here for the stonewalling going on in Washington...
Hungering for games: The event's not limited to freeze tag, so come prepared for Red Rover and something called "blob tag."
Sun 1p. Corner or Wall St. and Broad St., Financial District. Free.
Nearby: The Dead Rabbit; Demi Monde; Delmonico's
Proops Deck: Greg Proops is The Smartest Man In The World
If you're old enough to remember Whose Line Is It Anyway, you'll know this pompadour'd funnyman well.
Major praise: Rolling Stone called Proops' show "some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now."
Sat 8:30p. The Bell House, 149 7th St. (3rd Ave.), Gowanus. $15 here.
Nearby: Littleneck; ChipShop; Four & Twenty Blackbirds