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It's the last week of February, NYC Beer Week, and a leap year at that! Here are some fun events to check out this weekend:

Treats & Eats

1.  Consider yourself a beer aficionado, enthusiast, or even a cerevisaphile? This event is for you!  The Wine Lab is hosting a Sensory Evaluation for beer lovers on Sunday afternoon, Feb 28th. "Get to know your taste buds and olfactory receptors with a series of experiments geared towards fine-tuning your beer palate.  You will learn how to identify the specific positive and negative tastes and aromas in beer and at the end of class, you will test your newly found skills with a beer tasting."

2. Can't tell the difference between an ale and a lager but still enjoy a good beer and a fun outing? Head to Randolph Beer on Broome "to wind down the end of ‪#‎NYCBeerWeek‬, [they will] have a NYC Movie Night on Sunday, Feb 28th..showing Ghostbusters, Coming to America and Escape from New York. [They'll] have the popcorn going and $5 NYC pints".  Eater mentions that they "offer three dozen craft beers on tap as well as fancy-fied bar favorites like chicken wings with mojo rojo and beer-battered oysters".

Sights & Sounds

1. This week for something a little different check this out: Morbid Academy Presents: Stalking Weird History: a conversation with Robert Damon Schneck and Mitch Horowitz at the facinating Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn on Thu, Feb 25th at 7pm. Billed as "A monthly series of provocative and useful dialogues with artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars who broaden our understanding of the ill-considered and the unknown". See the website for the rest of the series.

2. If that's not your thing I highly recommend checking out the Giorgio Morandi exhibit at The Center for Italian Modern Art. From CIMA's website: "Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), [is] one of the best known Italian artists of the 20th century. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s rarely seen works from the 1930s—the decade when Morandi reached full artistic maturity and developed his distinctive pictorial language." CIMA is open exclusively for one hour guided tours of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition on Fridays and Saturdays. A complimentary Lavazza espresso is offered at the start. Visitors must make a reservation in advance.