Thursday, January 16, 6 p.m.
2014 Eyebeam Annual Showcase Opening Reception
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, Manhattan
Even if we give up our New Year’s resolutions (and really, who wants to give up eating chocolate?) we’re still curious to see what the future holds in 2014. At Eyebeam, they’re opening up a showcase to the public to take a look at the center’s most innovative artwork from 2013. Explore all of the installations, exhibitions, performances and symposia while sipping on some wine speculating wildly on just what this new year might bring to the canvas. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: The Green Roll by Beyond Sushi
Friday, January 17, 8 p.m.
TV Hangover’s Birthday + Daria Party
Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
It’s been said that television and hangovers go together like peanut butter and jelly. By us. Right now. This Friday, TVHangover.com celebrates three years of “waking up on the couch with an empty DVR and trying to understand what the hell we watched last night.” There will be episodes of Daria up on the big screen, all-night drinking games, trivia, prizes, Tumblr swag and a costume contest. Admission is five bucks a person.
Deal nearby: Supercore
Through Saturday, January 18, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue, Manhattan
While it’s not recommended that the average New Yorker go out and break glass, there is something oddly cathartic in shattering some stemware. In “Dinner Music,” artists Melissa Haviland and David Colagiovanni strategically drop seven full sets of fine porcelain china. The result is a wild orchestration that looks at class and etiquette through some smashing sounds and visuals. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Shigure
Through Sunday, January 19, Doors at 8 p.m. nightly
Farewell 285 Kent
285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
This weekend, we’re dancing a final goodbye to DIY music venue 285 Kent with a set of shows curated by folks at Pitchfork and Ad Hoc. The lineup is a smattering of Brooklyn favorites, including Autre Ne Veut, DIIV, Wolf Eyes and Dan Deacon, among others. Admission is $15 per show, and a limited number of tickets will be released when the doors open at 8 p.m. each day. Parting is such good-sounding sorrow.
Deal nearby: Cu 29 Copper