Monday, August 26, 7 p.m.
LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn
The fitness craze that took over the '70s and '80s is now taking over this shared work space in Brooklyn. Set to different types of music, come learn new moves, show off your old moves, or just get your heart rate up while meeting new friends. All levels are welcome, leotards and leg warmers strongly encouraged.
Nearby Deal: Amber Sushi
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Red Hook Flicks: Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
Valentino Pier, Coffey St & Ferris St., Brooklyn
It's the movie that made us long for our parents to take a month-long vacation and leave us in the hands of a geriatric babysitter. Head to Red Hook tonight and watch as Sue Ellen (the plucky teenaged Christina Applegate) juggles the worlds of high fashion and babysitting.
Nearby Deal: Fatty 'Cue (Williamsburg)
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
The Masters of Social Gastronomy: Chinese Takeout
Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Brooklyn
Chinese takeout: a staple of any New Yorker, rich or poor. This monthly food gathering is taking on this uniquely New York phenomenon, covering the history of Chinese take out, from dim sum to tea houses to the Jewish connection to Chinese food.
Nearby Deal: Tink's
Thursday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.
A Barn Raising at Brooklyn Kitchen
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., Brooklyn
The folks at The Brooklyn Kitchen are having a good ol' fashioned barn raising. Their friends at Cayuga Pure Organics, located in upstate New York, had a tragic fire recently that resulted in the loss of their beanery, which housed their production, processing and packaging facility. The BK Kitchen has banded together some pretty impressive friends to help raise funds to rebuild. There'll be snacks courtesy of Gramercy Tavern, Chris Basso will be pouring his beer from Newburgh Brewery, and Tom Macy of the Clover Club is coming up with some signature cocktails with gin courtesy of New York Distilling Company.
Nearby Deal: Ozu Japanese Cuisine