Christmas and New Years Eve are quickly approaching, and you’ve probably been frantically shopping for gifts for loved ones andÂ party dresses for yourself. Why not spend your last free weekend focused on having fun instead of being bum rushed by last minute shoppers trying to push their way through you, not around you? Ok, I’m reasonable, I know most of us procrastinators haven’t finished their last minute shopping, so I’ll leave the days free and give you some ideas for the nights. So get your shop on, do your thing, and then drink the night away and pray your drunk uncle doesn’t throw up on you next week while your creepy cousin stares at you inappropriately all evening and your mom sulks that the ham is overcooked. Holidays are fun.
The Office Christmas Party
Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th street ($10 before 11, $20 after)
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Instead of the usual boring Christmas office party, where everyone claps as each office peon opens the same amazon gift card and unenthusiastically says “yay” and “thank you” and then drinks glass after glass of wine in the corner, hoping that when they’re 85 and looking back on their life, this isn’t what they remember, why not go to the Gowanus Ballroom with your favorite office hooligans and get your party on, the right way. Swimming Cities brings us an office party that promises a “Secret Santa glory hole, water cooler cocktail bar, team building drinking games, kiss the intern booth, Xerox your butt Christmas cards, office porn peep show, office appliance abuse therapy, business suit bonfire” and more. Since I’ll be babysitting children all evening, please let me know how this one goes!
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street
Dance your ass off and brush off your fist pumping skills to both emerging and established Electronic musical acts as Public Assembly this Saturday. Okay, so maybe there won’t be any fist pumping, but I’m sure there will be plenty ofÂ illicit things going on in the dark back room of Public Assembly. Make out in the corner, dance in the middle, or drink yourself silly at the bar, just make sure that you have a good friend to get you home in the morning.
The Cookie Takedown
The Bell House, 149 7th St
By the time Sunday rolls around, I’m usually too tired and hungover from the rest of the weekend to really do much of anything. Luckily, The Bell House hosts these wierd foodie throwdown/iron chef events every now and again which satisfy both my hungover food cravings and the craving for a quieter, but still fun, night out. This Sunday, The Bell House brings us a holiday themed battle that focusing on the best cookie of the bunch. Come sample 30 cookies, drink free bourbon spiked egg nog, and get into the holiday spirit without having to force down your Aunt Mable’s fruit cake. We’ll save that for next week.
p.s Donâ€™t forget to enter the NOIR giveaway! ENDS SUNDAY.