Through Monday, December 2nd
COMMON GROUNDS: Coffee Inspired Art from Around the World
El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway (3rd Floor), Manhattan
We’re of the firm belief that a good cup of joe can bring most humans back from the dead (or at least from a late night of work or a truly vile hangover). This art show centers around ye old bean, with coffee-inspired art from around the globe. Curated by Andrea Arroyo, COMMON GROUNDS gives viewers a look into the coffee trade around the world. The exhibit is open to the public for free during gallery hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab a hot java-to-go and come take a look.
Deal nearby: Amsterdam Tavern
Saturday, November 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday Morning Cartoons
The West, 379 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
Ah, remember Saturday mornings as a kid? We’d jump out of bed with the energy of a spry mountain lion, pour ourselves some ridiculously sweet cereal, then race to the tube to claim dibs over the remote (before any slumbering siblings). The West is bringing back these childhood trappings along with some adult things we know and love. There will be 4 hours of ‘90s cartoons, a generous and sugary cereal bar, shots of Bailey’s and $3 brunch cocktails. Plus bonus points for not having to race your brother to the living room.
Deal nearby: Santos Anne
Saturday, November 30, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Word Bookstore (Greenpoint) and Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene), Brooklyn
This November 30th doesn’t just mark the first day we feel less full after Thanksgiving. After Black Friday has come and gone with big-screen TVs and DVD players by the dozen, Indies First is here to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Bookstores all over the country will participate, bringing in authors for local book signings and talks. Stop in to Word Bookstore in Greenpoint or Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene for a chance to snag an awesome gift for the bookworm in your life. (Or just get yourself a really cool autographed book. That’s okay, too.)
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Saturday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Le Bingo! with Host Linda Simpson
Le Poisson Rouge (in The Gallery at LPR), 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Some games get way more difficult after knocking back a few. Trivia? All we can think about is that Manhattan we just had. Chess? Okay, no one plays drunk chess. But that’s what makes bingo such a perfect game for a Saturday night of boozin’ in a post Turkey Day haze. We’d say we can still manage marking off a card while the host calls out numbers. It’s $2 per card to play, and the spinning “Wheel of Chance” determines all the drink specials. So, even if you don’t get lucky, you can at least win at sipping on a cocktail.
Deal nearby: The Uncommons