Monday, January 26, 2015

This Weekend

  • Hump Up the Volume: Air Sex World Championships

    It's like air guitar for pervs as dozens of awesome weirdos mime sex acts for prizes on stage.

    Join or just watch: Compete for prizes in this contest that even Howard Stern called "highly offensive."

    Fri 11p. The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St. (Park Ave.), Midtown. $15 here.

    Nearby: Artisanal; Desmond's Tavern; Grand Sichuan

  • Flipper'd Off: Mermaid Parade

    It's that time of year again when artsy hipsters prance around half-nude on the streets of Coney Island.

    Enchantment under the sea: Stick around for the Mermaid Riverboat Ball with free beer and Two Boots pizza ($75 here).

    Sat 1p. Begins at W. 21st St. and Surf Ave., Coney Island. Full route here.

    Nearby: Totonno's; Nathan's Famous; Gargiulo's

  • Bicep Babes: Five Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling

    Buff ladies return for another bout of no-holds-barred arm wrestling, plus a dance party.

    No boys allowed: Only women can compete, but you can enjoy the food, beer, and fly girls all day.

    Sat 3p. 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. (Stagg St.), Bushwick. $5 suggested.

    Nearby: Roberta's; Blanca; Momo Sushi Shack

  • Ramen Guru: Ivan Ramen Chef's Dinner

    Tokyo-based, Brooklyn-bred Ivan Orkin serves his cult-favorite ramen as a preview of his forthcoming LES spot.

    Come hungry: It's six courses of Japanese fare, plus drinks from Brooklyn Brewery, Gotham Projects Wines, and more.

    6p and 9:30p. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St. (Leonard St.), Williamsburg. $150 here.

    Nearby: Pete's Candy Store; Waffle and Wolf; Fanny

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