Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend

  • Balls Below: The Meatball Shop & Underballs

    While you were sleeping in on Monday, The Meatball Shop guys debuted their new spot with an underground bar (pictured).

    Hurry down: Grab the last of the week's opening special, Bratwurst Balls, before heading below to the 20-seat Underballs.

    200 9th Ave. (W. 23rd St.), Chelsea.

    Nearby: The High Line; McKittrick Hotel; Eyebeam

  • Awards Night: The Big Oscars Quiz Thing

    Prepare for five rounds of one of the city's best trivia nights, based on the Academy Awards, with glorious prizes.

    Viewing party: Boo (or applaud) Seth MacFarlane's hosting abilities at the post-game broadcast.

    Sun 6p. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St. (Vestry St.), Tribeca. $12 here.

    Nearby: Kutsher's Tribeca; Brandy Library; Tamarind Tribeca

  • Drawn Together: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

    This being February, you have no better reason than to stay indoors and polish your draftsmanship at this sexy art class.

    'Fro show: Dial the clock back to the era of blaxploitation flicks with Akynos and her funky cabaret.

    Sun 4p. Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.), Lower East Side. $12 here.

    Nearby: Bowery Diner: Pok Pok Phat Thai; The Delancey

  • Cards and Comedy: Poker with Jokers

    Bring your best poker face to this charity tournament hosted by Michael Ian Black, Ira Glass, and Eric Bogosian.

    Hold 'em up: Raise money before the game to earn you chips, then proceed to whoop all manner of derriere on Saturday.

    Sat 1p. 826NYC, 372 5th Ave. (5th St.), Gowanus. $50 registration here.

    Nearby: The Bell House; Littleneck; Commonwealth

More Where's The Talent

Alexandra Chen @Alexandra_Chen
Favorite Neighborhood: Nolita

"This weekend I'll be going to Chinatown to get Soup Dumplings at Shanghai Cafe Deluxe."

Megan Parsons
Favorite Neighborhood: East Village

"I will be seeing a play called Picnic and then will go out with some friends for a Hawaii themed night at Painkiller, also known as PKNY."

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