Monday, November 25, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fireside Cocktails & Free Live Jazz over Lincoln Center
Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street, Manhattan
It's Monday, and the holiday break seems more like an unreachable oasis than a quickly-approaching reality. We suggest taking it one day at a time. Why not celebrate the end of Monday with a reward of a classy night of fireside cocktails and free live jazz atop the Empire Hotel? Remember: it won’t be long before turkey and pumpkin pie beckon us over to the dinner table. It's just over the horizon, we promise.
Deal nearby: Inti
Monday, November 25, 8 p.m.
Here Lies Love: The Concert for the Philippines
Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, Manhattan
If doing a good deed involves David Byrne crooning to us, then we are all ears. Hear tunes from the original cast of Here Lies Love along with the legendary Talking Heads front-man at this benefit concert. This "Once in a Lifetime" opportunity benefits Doctors Without Borders to assist with recovery efforts in the Philippines after the damage from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan.) Tickets are $58.80 per person.
Deal nearby: Lincoln Park Bar & Grill
Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New World Foods
Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
Why not pile on a big helping pile o' knowledge on your Thanksgiving plate? The Brooklyn Brainery hosts this 1.5-hour class on native foods that might’ve shown up at the first Thanksgiving, a.k.a. perfect fodder for dreaming up some new holiday dishes. Turkey may be the most popular American bird this time of year – but there’s also ducks and geese from the ol’ U.S. of A. Oh and did we mention? Venison, fish, cranberries, chiles, tomatoes, pumpkin and even chocolate. It’s $10 to attend the class, and everyone gets authentic recipes (with an extra side of history).
Deal nearby: Janelle’s Restaurant
Thursday, November 28, 3 p.m. - close
All Day Holiday: Thanksgiving Movies
With that food baby enjoying a rotund plumpness in your midsection, will you really be doing anything else but watching TV and movies while wine-drunk with loved ones? No, no you will not. Join us and our fellow overeaters (hey, count us in, too) at Videology for an all-day smorgasbord of Turkey-day themed movies to celebrate the occasion. Put on the stretchy pants, kick back and order a digestif or two.
Deal nearby: Supercore
Thursday, November 28, 10 p.m.
Jimi Hendrix Birthday Celebration
Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
“Purple Haze” certainly seems like an apropos song for a day spent relaxing and drifting from one plate to the next. It also happens that the guitar god himself was born on November 27th, right in time for the holiday. The Terra Blues honors the late legend with their annual Thanksgiving Day celebration of his birthday. Michael Powers, a regular at this Greenwich Village blues joint, will be playing tribute to Hendrix with a healthy dose of rock to banish food comas for good.
Deal nearby: CAMAJE French-American Bistro