Brut Force: Outsider Art Fair
Hit this fair if you dig the creepy fantasias of Henry Darger or the gender-bending symbolism of Forrest Bess.
Gallery picks: Be sure to hit up the booths for Laurel Gitlen and Vito Schnabel, and the two guest-curated booths.
Today-Sun. Wide Open Arts, 548 W 22nd St. (11th Ave.), Chelsea. $20-50 here.
Nearby: The High Line; Conosur; Txikito
Booze Bout: Winter Cocktail War
Kicking off a month's worth of mixological warfare, this Iron Chef-style battle pits two bartenders against each other.
Mingle before the melee: Grab a handful of hors d'oeuvres before tucking into five cocktail tastings and two full drinks.
Fri 8p. Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th St. (11th Ave.), Midtown West. $80-110 here.
Nearby: Sullivan St. Bakery; Print; Landmark Tavern
Off-Off-Off Broadway: The House of von Macramé
The unlikely new house of awesome theater debuts its new production about grisly occult murders in the fashion world.
Origin story: It started as a serial at The Flea, but the director grew bored and killed the characters off in a mass suicide.
Sat 8p. 207A Starr St. (Wyckoff Ave.), Bushwick. $18 here.
Nearby: Northeast Kingdom; Tandem; Roberta's
Don't Drive Angry: Groundhog Day
See this classic ’90s Bill Murray flick about getting stuck in a Groundhog Day time warp on Groundhog Day.
Did you know: Murray had to get rabies shots after twice being bitten by an angry groundhog.
Sat midnight. Landmark Sunshine, 143 E. Houston St. (Allen St.), Lower East Side. $10 here.
Nearby: Los Perros Locos; Prima; Russ & Daughters
Favorite Neighborhood: Murray Hill
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