Friday, February 7, 6 p.m.
Naked Burroughs: a 100-year Celebration
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
William S. Burroughs once opined, “I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all.” He may be long gone from New York City, but the Cornelia Street Café is bringing back his words to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Beat icon’s birthday. Performance artist Penny Arcade, poet Steve Dalachinsky and spoken word artist Kat Georges present a night of tribute readings, discussions and an audience rendition of passages from Naked Lunch. Admission is $8 and includes a free drink. We’ll raise a glass in the Interzone.
Deal nearby: Berimbau
Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Letterpress Workshop: Valentine’s Day Edition
BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Avenue (in the Navy Yard), Brooklyn
Roses are red, violets are blue. I don’t like cheesy cards, so that’s not what I got you. It’s high-time we skip over Hallmark put some elbow grease into our Valentines, don’t you think? Woodside Press offers their Tools & Talent Workshop just in time for V-Day with a special class using their 500-year-old process and antique machinery. Build your own set of cards from scratch for the people-you-love-enough-to-hand-make-things-for. The class is $175 per person and includes materials.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Sunday, February 9, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Gluten-Free EatUP! Market
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Is gluten your mortal enemy? Or do you have a beloved non-gluten eater in your life? Get ready to win some (wheat-free) brownie points over at the Gluten-Free EatUP! Market this Sunday. Every month, between eight to a dozen vendors set up shop at Freddy’s in the South Slope for an afternoon of gluten-free sweets, savories, beers and other awesome edibles. Admission is free, and the kimchi spiced grilled cheese sounds like something from our wheatless dream realm.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Park Slope)
Through Friday, February 28
Indie Essentials: 25 Must Play Video Games
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens
Twenty-five must-play video games, you say? Then play them we must. Through the end of the month, the Museum of the Moving Image hosts this exhibit in partnership with the imaginative IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games. Take a stab at innovative hits from 2013’s IndieCade award winners alongside influential games from the last decade, all made by independent designers and developers. Admission is $12.
Deal nearby: Testaccio