Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Drunk the Halls: Holiday Spirits Bazaar
     
    Get into the holiday swing with unlimited — yes, unlimited — punches and cocktails at this annual preseason party.
     
    Eat first: You'll want to load up on pork sliders from Mable's and Brooklyn Farmacy pie before hitting the drinks table.
     
    Sat 6:30-9:30p. The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St. (Smith St.), Cobble Hill. $50 here.
     
    Nearby: Bar Tabac; Chef's Table; Rucola

  • The Amazing Lace: Sneaker Con
     
    This convention is cult-shoe Mecca for all you footwear fiends ($700 gold Pumas, anyone?).
     
    So many sneakers: Over 16,000 pairs invade a 75,000-square-foot space, so you have no excuse to leave empty-handed.
     
    Sat noon-7p. Basketball City, 299 South St. (Montgomery St.), Financial District. $20 here.
     
    Nearby: Prosperity Dumpling; Barrio Chino; Joe's Shanghai
     

  • Get Some Tail: Cat Painting Takedown
     
    What do you get when you mix beer, chili, cat videos, and a room full of cat paintings? A party, that's what.
     
    For a good paws: 20 artists will auction off their paintings, with proceeds going to the BARC animal shelter.
     
    Sun 6p. Active Space Gallery, 566 Johnson Ave. (Stewart Ave.), Bushwick. Free admission.
     
    Nearby: Roberta's; Pine Box Rock Shop; Shinobi Ramen

  • Pedal Pushers: Cranksgiving
     
    You'll need two wheels and about $20 to join this charity ride, in which you'll collect cans for City Harvest.
     
    Then you play: Drop off your donations and head to Fontana's for an afterparty, and Red Lantern Bikes for the after-afterparty.
     
    Sat 12:30p. Solar One (East River at 23rd St.), Gramercy. Free to ride, donations encouraged.

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