Friday, August 22, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • Labor Day Done Right: Rub-a-Grub

    Head to Bed Stuy's Do or Dine for a whole roasted pig, Bloody Marys, and beer and shot specials all afternoon.

    Burn it off: Snack an app and then get down with the soul stylings of DJ Akalepse before the afterparty.

    Sun 2-10p. Do or Dine, 1108 Bedford Ave. (Lexington Ave.), Bed Stuy. $20-35 here.

    Nearby: Woodwork; SUD; Cornelius

  • A Buncha Animals: Electric Zoo

    Spend your holiday weekend in a haze of EDM and all of the potentially unlawful fun that goes along with it.

    On deck(s): Danny Tenaglia, Tiësto, David Guetta, John Digweed, Armin Van Buuren and dozens of other DJs light up the island.

    Fri-Sun. Randalls Island, directions here. $139-1,200 here.

  • Aliens on the Pier: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close out summer at South Street Seaport with a screening of the Spielberg classic, and don't forget the mashed potatoes.

    That afternoon: Get to the Seaport early for live DJs and several hours to get your drink on at Smorgasbar.

    8p. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (Water St.), Financial District. Free.

    Nearby: Clinton Hall; Toloache; Jeremy's Ale House

  • Shell of a Time: Maison Premiere Labor Day Party

    Who said Labor Day is nothing but barbecue? Maison Premiere classes it up with West and East Coast oysters all day.

    Fairy'd away: After oysters, hit up Maison's long absinthe list, then move on to grilled lobster and crab gratin.

    Mon 2p-midnight. Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave. (Grand St.), Williamsburg. Free entrance, menu à la carte.

    Nearby: Nitehawk; Iona; Wythe Hotel

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