Thursday, January 2, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Free Skeeball and Hotdogs
Full Circle Bar, 318 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Thursday and Friday tend to claim all the weeknight glory, but Tuesday is pretty cool, too, guys. (At least it’s not Monday, right?) From now on, to us Tuesday means two things: free skeeball and hotdogs. If that’s not cause for celebration, we don’t know what is. Accompany both with a round of brews for one of our favorite ways to spend the 2nd night of 2014. Our resolution? To finally make it into the 100-point slots.
Deal nearby: Tiny Empire
Saturday, January 3, 11:55 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Karaoke Killed the Cat
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Now that video has already killed the radio star, at Union Hall they’re sayin’ Karaoke Killed the Cat. They’ve dubbed their weekly fête “equal parts vocal chord shattering sing-along and booty popping dance party” with “sprinkles of crowd surfing, choreography and feats of strength.” Audience members are invited to take the stage and shave off one of Fluffy’s nine lives, or watch on the sidelines and take in the madness. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Crab Spot
Sunday, January 5, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
New Year’s Resolutions: How to Make and Keep Them
Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
Lose weight, clean the apartment, finally do NaNoWriMo, stop eating chocolate while sad. New Year’s resolutions that feel so awesome and attainable at 1 a.m. on January 1st can often languish as forgotten dreams by January 15th. The Brooklyn Brainery is here to help us mere mortals set some goals this year, and ya know, achieve them. For $25, students will learn how to plan ahead for 2014, set up a support system, and keep their eyes on the year’s prizes. Be sure to bring a notebook or laptop and a calendar to take it all in.
Deal nearby: Butter Lane (Park Slope)
Through Tuesday, January 7
2001: A Space Odyssey
IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue, Manhattan
For those of us who didn’t have the movie-going pleasure of seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey when it premiered back in 1968, we’re left dreaming of seeing the film in all its big-screen glory. We imagine The Blue Danube blaring from the speakers while Kubrick’s masterful cinematography fills our corneas with delight. Lucky for us, we can now give our imaginations a break. In honor of the flick’s 45th anniversary, The IFC Center is making through January 7th. They’ll be showing the film four times a day for $13.50 per person.
Deal nearby: Sullivan Bistro