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Brooklyn Love: Hello Weekend 12/17-12/19

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Christmas and New Years Eve are quickly approaching, and you’ve probably been frantically shopping for gifts for loved ones and  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.

Friday

The Office Christmas Party
Friday 9pm-late
Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th street ($10 before 11, $20 after)
Click here for more info

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!

Saturday

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Saturday, 8pm
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 of  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.

Sunday

The Cookie Takedown
Sunday, 6pm
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 Don’t forget to enter the NOIR giveaway! ENDS SUNDAY.

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Brooklyn Love: Hello Weekend 12/10-12/12

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As promised, and I never renege on promises (I just usually don’t make them) here is the second edition of Hello Brooklyn, my new weekly feature giving you a handy little list of things to do in Brooklyn all weekend. This week we have bike rides, fairs, and Peaches.

Friday

Happy Hour at Brooklyn Brewery
Friday 6pm-12 pm
Brooklyn Brewery,
79 N. 11th St.

Get all of those work annoyances out of your head and indulge your inner drunk with $4 pints at Brooklyn Brewery’s adorable Brewery and beer hall. Mingle with the Williamsburg crowd or bring your own, the Brewery is a great group spot.

Brooklyn Critical Mass
Friday at 7 pm
Meet at Plaza St West and Prospect Park West, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Critical Mass is a monthly Bike ride through the streets of Brooklyn with fellow bike enthusiasts and political activists. Get your helmet on and ride with fellow free spirits but maybe sit this one out if you’ve been having some of those $4 pints. Critical Mass is definitely not for new and/or drunk riders.

Saturday

Foodie Fair
Saturday at 11 am
Artists and Fleas, North 7th between Wythe/Kent

The open air market, Artists and Fleas, hosts a foodie  Holiday extravaganza this Saturday. Come shop their usual amazing indie wares and indulge in some of Robicelli’s Cupcakes or Nachos from Nachos NY. Come with an empty stomach, leave with an empty wallet.

Sunday

Peaches Christ Superstar
Sunday at 7pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St ($37.50)

If you don’t do anything else this weekend, you should head to Williamsburg and check out Peaches in Peaches Christ Superstar, a play on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. I’ve seen Peaches live 4 times, and it was 4 magical, magical performances. It’s raunchy, danceable fun, and Peaches never disappoints. I could go on and on, but really, just go see it for yourself.

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Brooklyn Love: Hello Weekend 12/3-12/5

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During the week, I’m always looking forward to, and planning, all of the amazing things I’m going to do over the weekend. You know, check out that pop-up shop, go to that amazing burlesque show, watch that new documentary, listen to that band, explore that farmer’s market, get brunch at that restaurant, etc. Then the weekend comes, and I drink till 7 am and lazily sleep till 4 pm. With the winter months coming, I don’t want to fall into that rut, where weekends consist of partying and sleeping. Instead, I’m starting a new weekly Friday post that will feature my love for Brooklyn and what it has to offer (and give me a handy list of things to do/review over the weekend.) Check out the list after the jump.

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