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With the seasons seeming to be in reverse (are we back to spring showers, again?) it may be a weekend to stay indoors. But that doesn't necessarily mean hunkering down at home. Here are some fun things to keep you entertained while Hurricane Joaquin rages on.

Treats & Eats

1. There aren't a whole lot of things that beat a movie marathon, except a movie marathon whilst being served delicious food and drink, and of course we're talking about Nitehawk in Williamsburg. Being October, Nitehawk is showing some classic thrillers this month including The Craft, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein. This weekend, Mississippi Grind debuts (90% on Rotten Tomatoes). October food pairings aren't out so we'll recommend some classics - the queso, Nitehawk popcorn, homemade jerky, and the Firewalker (house infused jalapeno tequila, passion fruit, orange curacao, fresh lime, and a salt rim). 

2. If you're tired of sitting inside all week, and need to move and shake a bit by Sunday (and don't have a chance to head to Webster Hall on Friday - see Sights & Sounds), make your way to City Winery for "Legendary Rock of the Lower East Side", featuring GE Smith & Friends w/Special Guest Patty Smyth. This classic music venue not has some of the best music acts stop by, they also have excellent wine options and a great food menu to enjoy before or during any show. Not only is the show great, but it has an extra bonus - a chance to win a Smart Car! City Winery will be pairing with MOSCOT "for a nostalgic evening of rock ‘n’ roll classic hits performed by G.E. Smith and Patty Smyth. Together with MOSCOT and smart, a portion of the concert’s proceeds will benefit Moscot Mobileyes, whose mission is to to preserve sight and improve lives by providing free, quality medical eyecare and eyewear to New York City's underserved community". 

Sights & Sounds

1. Let's face it, with this weather we're not going to want to venture outdoors too much this weekend; however, there is a pretty awesome sounding conference happening at all six locations of The Yard from Oct 1-3rd, where you could possibly turn all those cancelled plans into some nice learning experiences. Adapt 2015 brings together the best minds in NYC to share and discuss ideas, products, and experiments around Art, Design, Adventure, Passion and Technology. Adapt has talks lined up on everything from 'Shaping the Future of Women through MOGUL' to 'Best Practices in Video Production' and if you're quick, you can get free access to Friday's program when you RSVP.

2. Now, if you've followed my advice and are already out and about on Friday, I would suggest getting yourself to Webster Hall for one of the most unique and awesome musical acts I've seen of late. Ibeyi will get you swinging your hips and smiling ear to ear because these twin sisters are adorable. Ibeyi, 20 year-old French Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diazare, are daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Angà Diaz. Naomi plays percussion instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa-Kainde plays piano. Together the twins sing and combine modern pop, hip-hop, and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father's Yoruba culture. You will be entertained!

As always, we're here if you need help booking tickets or reservations. Just let us help!