Friday, January 30, 2015

This Weekend

  • Say That 5 Times Fast: The Insalubrious Valley

    The Obscura Society takes you to the uncharted but fascinating industrial wasteland around Newtown Creek.

    Fun for the whole family: Enjoy tales of witches, chemical waste disposal gone awry, and lunch at the Goodfellas diner.

    Sat 10a. Meet at the corner of Grand St. and Morgan Ave., Bushwick. $30 here.

    Nearby: Roberta's; Tradesman; Post No Bills

  • Best of the Fest: Grub Street Food Festival

    Grub Street takes over the Hester Street Fair once again this year, hand-picking the finest of vendors.

    On the list: Hit up Pok Pok Phat Thai and Melt Bakery (pictured) before heading over to the Grub Street Beer Garden.

    Sun. Essex St. (at Hester St.), Lower East Side. Free.

    Nearby: Fat Radish; Cafe Grumpy; Prosperity Dumpling

  • Belly Up: 5th Annual Bacon Takedown

    Dozens of local chefs descend on The Bell House to battle for the title of Bacon Master.

    You be the judge: Naturally, you get to eat your way through all the bacon. All of it.

    Sat 1p. The Bell House, 149 7th St. (2nd Ave.), Gowanus (718-643-6510). $15 here.

    Nearby: Littleneck; Mission Dolores; Brooklyn Local

  • Spooky Sex: Neil O'Fortune Presents Bedlam Burlesque

    R Bar hosts a Halloween-themed strip show starring Anja Keister, Creamy Stevens, and DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness (yuk yuk).

    Stay on guard: Bedlam promises "a sex kick to the face, a comedy punch to the throat" — just a metaphor, we hope.

    Fri 8p. R Bar, 218 Bowery (Prince St.), Lower East Side. $10 here.

    Nearby: Sweet & Vicious; Parm; Ken & Cook

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