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
Thursday, August 8, 8 p.m.
Gramercy Theatre, 127 23rd St., Gramercy
We admit it, secretly watching College Humor videos is how we get through our work day. Now you can spend a whole night watching their funny stuff without looking over your shoulder! CollegeHumor brings comedians, sketch comedy, and special guests to the stage, in a night of offline awesome hosted by Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of Jake and Amir. The online series BADMAN is also performed live for the first time. Plus, everyone gets Klondike Bars at the end of the show. Why? Who cares!
Nearby Deal: La Lucha
Friday, August 9, noon
Second Annual Artist Sandcastle Competition
Rockaway Beach, Beach 86th St., Queens
Building sand castles may be a childhood pastime, but the kiddos are getting pushed aside for this afternoon of competition of sedimentary art and architecture. A slew of professional artists are picking up their sand buckets and descending on Rockaway Beach for an afternoon of sculpting and, once the judging has ceased and a winner announced, get to the after party at Ripper's, with DJ Lucas Walters of Tutu’s in Bushwick.
Nearby Deal: Istanbul Park
Saturday, August 10, 4 p.m.
Cycle Pop Mystery Tour
Various Brooklyn Locations
Weekend bike rides are fun, sure. But why not spice things up a bit and go on a secret bicycle scavenger hunt with clues written in haiku, that ends at an electro-pop dance party at the Knitting Factory? Poetry at Parties is writing obscure poetic clues and Get Up and Ride is scouting out obscure hidden spots and planting oddities and surprises all around North Brooklyn. It all concludes at The Knitting Factory where The Most Definitely will welcome you to the finish line. Sign up and start rehearsing your 5-7-5 phrasing schemes.
Nearby Deal: Fanny
Sunday, August 11, 2 p.m.
Zum Schneider, 107 Avenue C, East Village
What goes with one-of-a-kind selections of Hofbrau Traumstein, Andechs beers and award winning German brunch items like a Bauernfrühstück plate? How about traditional polka music from mid-century Berlin? Inspired by music from the Weimar Cabaret genre, this musical brunch features a rotating cast of musicians and singers who bring to life the works of Marlene Dietrich, Zarah Leander and more, all while you chow down on eggs and German pancakes.
Nearby Deal: Brasserie Cognac