Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
New Wave of British Fermentation: Metal & Brew EP Releases

Clinton Hall, 90 Washington Street, Manhattan

What’s more metal than a lineup of heavy hitters taking the stage all night? Pairing those live shreds with some tastes of the rarest British & international brews we can find. Prizes and giveaways will be aplenty throughout the event, including awards for the best metal outfits. Plus, according to the organizers, “anyone caught wearing a metal shirt will be given one free Iron Maiden Beer!” Admission is free, but be sure to RSVP to reserve a spot here.

Deal nearby: Shigure

Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Winter Thaw

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, Manhattan

The winter is finally releasing us from its cold, hard, unrelenting grasp – we’re ready for a jubilee! Seriously. This Friday, the Museum of the City of New York hosts it’s annual Winter Thaw for the fourth year in a row — just in time to help us remember that warmer days are on their way. Guests will enjoy cocktails, music, dancing and a private viewing of special exhibitions, including City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, all underneath the museum’s historic roof. Admission is $60 per person.

Deal nearby: Fujiyama

Saturday, March 29, 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Red Hook Criterium

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn

This Saturday, an intense two-wheeled competition lights up the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal along the water in Red Hook. What started seven years ago as a small, unsanctioned bike race has since drawn international attention, pulling in the best riders from all over the world. The rules are simple, but the race is harrowing: all track bikes. No brakes. Full speed ahead around a ¾ mile circuit riddled with hairpin turns. Pro tip: get there early to stake out a spot round one of the bends for a good look at what makes the Red Hook Crit so great to watch. The event is free to attend for spectators.

Deal nearby: The Pines

Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
NYC Craft Distillers Festival

The Bowery Hotel, 355 Bowery, Manhattan

Wanna take a trip back in time? Head over to the inaugural NYC Craft Distillers Festival for 3 hours of old New York style. Live jazz adds to the mood while 60 local distillers showcase their fine bottles of hooch. Tickets are $95 per person for the first session of pours from 1 p.m. to 4p.m. and $100 per person for the second session from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Deal nearby: Purple Ginger