Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cookbook Launch: L.A. SON by Roy Choi with Anthony Bourdain

powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., Brooklyn

Join everyone’s favorite cantankerous chef, Mr. Anthony Bourdain, and Roy Choi, for a night of food, drink and spirited conversation about Choi’s new cookbook, L.A. SON. After co-founding the infamous Kogi taco truck in 2008, Choi has earned a reputation as a maverick chef in the likes of Bourdain himself. Grab a ticket for $85, and snag a signed copy of the book, beer from Tiger Beer, wine, and food from momofuku.

Deal nearby: Ozu Japanese Cuisine & Lounge

Tuesday, November 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wine 101 with Sud de France

Maison de la Region Languedoc-Roussillon, 10 E. 53rd St., Manhattan

Want to wow your pals with a refined and fully bloomed palette? Time to get to sippin’ at Wine 101. It’s a chance to soak up the know-how of an expert from the American Sommelier Association while snacking on our favorite thing — authentic French cheeses. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the swiggin’ begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29. 

Deal nearby: La Cava

Wednesday - Sunday, November 6-11
New York City Comedy Festival

Various Locations

If laughter is the best medicine, attendees of the New York Comedy Festival could be considered fully inoculated for the winter. The fest has a lot to show for its decade of existence. With head-liners like Stephen Colbert, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Burress, Charlie Murphy and Kathy Griffin, the only thing you’re bound to catch is a case of the giggle-fits. Tickets run $39.50 and up. 

Deal nearby: Lincoln Park Bar & Grill

Thursday, November 7, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Classic Simpsons Trivia

4 Berry St., Brooklyn

Don’t put away your Bartman costume just yet. It’s time to relive The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson when Berry Park hosts its monthly installment of classic Simpsons trivia this Thursday, with a focus on '90s episodes. It’s $5 for individual players or $10 per team, d’oh’s and donuts encouraged.

Deal nearby: Williamsburg Creamery