Monday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Williamsburg Spelling Bee
Pete's Candy Shop, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
Smart people and beer always leads to an interesting time. Hit up Pete's tonight and watch people trip over the correct spelling for bourgeoisie in grand fashion. Know your I's Before E's (except after C's!)? Then get in line and test your spelling powers. Tonight's event is hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual finals.
Nearby Deal: Fanny's
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
Stargazing on the High Line
The High Line 14th Street Passage, Chelsea
Who says you can't see stars in Manhattan? Oh, everyone? Well, the folks at the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York beg to differ, and they show up with high-powered telescopes every Tuesday to prove it. Swing by and gaze at the stars, planets, and moon and chat with experts about what you see.
Nearby Deal: Fatty Crab
Wednesday, August 7, 10 p.m.
Video Game Night at Tutu's
25 Bogart St., Bushwick
Relive 1996 and the glory of the N64 gaming console all over again at Tutu's in Bushwick tonight. Your hours and hours of playing Mario Cart and NBA Jams could finally pay off in the form of free shots and other prizes for the highest scores.
Nearby Deal: Arepera Guacuco
Thursday, August 8, 11 a.m.
Elastic City: Map of the Eccentric
319 West 107th St., Upper West Side
This city is filled to its proverbial gills with people who are um ... unique. Think Jimmy McMillan is extreme? Try the worst singer in history who would rent Carnegie Hall for her lavish solo performances, the first woman leader of an American religion, a psychoanalyst in the Upper West Side of Manhattan who started one of the most scandalous radical left-wing cults in U.S. history. All these people called NYC home, and you'll learn about them and more on this walking tour around Manhattan.
Nearby Deal: The Underground Lounge