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OH HEY HAPPY EARLY WEEKEND, AMERICANS! Is it Thanksgiving almost? Yes. But is it also almost the start of December, aka the time that it’s fully acceptable to watch an eff ton of Christmas movies all day every day? ALSO YES. Hence there is a screening of Home Alone this weekend at Sunshine Cinema, hence that will be our GIF theme for this turkiest of times. HERE WE GO:

WEDNESDAY

  • Depending on when you get off work, you’ll most likely want to grab tickets to either the early or the late Ms. Lauryn Hill shows at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are steep at $100 a pop, but I mean…kind of super worth it.
  • But since you’re probably still on the dole, it might make more sense to head to Rough Trade tonight, where Matthew E. White will play a 100% FREE show.
  • Meanwhile, Foxes will be down the road at Glasslands to play a $12 show this evening! So FORGET that impending snowstorm and GET OVER THERE!
  • OR if you just wanna dance dance dance tonight, pop on over to the Tribeca Grand for Thanksgiving Eve, featuring tunes by Tiki Disco! It’s free before midnight w/ RSVP.

  • What’s that? You want even MORE dance times? Probably head over to Brooklyn Bowl, then, where $10 gets you entry to Que Bajo vs Basement Bhangra.
  • OR provided we’re cool with heading a little uptown in Manhattan, we could also head to the Highline Ballroom to get our dance moves on with Walshy Fire of Major Lazer.
  • PERSONALLY I think we should head to Union Hall for Forty-Five Candles, in which John Hughes characters will be forced to grow the eff up.

THURSDAY

  • THANKSGIVING! Let’s kick things off with a non-holiday celebration, aka a birthday bash for none other than Mr. Jimi Hendrix at Terra Blues.
  • If you ARE into Thanksgiving, though, and you are still in town, it might be worth it to try and elbow your way over to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ’cause among Jimmy Fallon and others, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will make an appearance.
  • We’ve also got a full day of Thanksgiving movies happening at Videology today, which is a pretty solid way to spend a tryptophan-filled afternoon if you ask me.

  • Speaking of tryptophan, we’ve got a list of our top ten picks for grabbing Thanksgiving food, so please consider spending a portion of your day at one of the following.
  • One of the runners up was dinner at Katz’s Deli, though, ’cause they’ll be serving up all-you-can-eat-and-drink Thanksgivukkah food for two and a half hours! Tickets are $75, but if you eat ‘n  drink a lot, it may be worth it.
  • Too expensive? A second honorable mention goes to Lola Bites, where you can grab some Thanksgiving biscuit sliders and drinks for just $20.
  • OR you could just spend the day cooking a fantastic Thanksgiving meal with all of the ingredients you have from the supermarket in your apartment LOL! #SARCASM

FRIDAY

  • I think it’s PRETTY OBVIOUS that you all want to spend your post-Thanksgiving Friday with Blues Traveler, because NOSTALGIA. Cough up between $30 and $50 to see the show at Capitol Theatre.
  • Meanwhile, PRETTY EXCITED about the No Way Josie show that’s happening tonight in good old Billyburg at Cameo Gallery for JUST $8-$10!
  • Not as excited as I am for the Christmas tree lighting at the South Street Seaport, though, ’cause Leslie Gore will be performing for free, and IT’S MY PARTY AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO.
  • AND we’ve got A Place To Bury Strangers, Dawn of Midi and MORE performing tonight at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which is kind of super amazing.

  • But why not experience the nostalgia and magic of the 1990’s over at Union Hall tonight, where they’ll be hosting a 90’s sing-a-long?! Fingers crossed for the entire Space Jam soundtrack.
  • Speaking of the 90’s, we could also hit up Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of The Lost World: Jurassic Park featuring Julianne Moore; this is part of their Julianne Moore series, and it is THE BEST.
  • I repeat, THE BEST, because they’re also hosting a screening of the mother effing Big Lebowski tonight. So go be the dude that imbibes and abides, yeah?
  • I vote we make a trip to BAM for a screening of The Spirit of the Beehive, which is one of my favorite Spanish movies OF ALL TIME, and which hardly ever plays on the big screen around here.
  • OR let’s just do the right thing and head to Manhattan, where Sunshine Cinema will screen one of the greatest cinematic works EVER, aka Home Alone. (OBVIOUSLY.)

SATURDAY

  • Guster and Ben Kweller are first on the list tonight as they’re at the Beacon Theatre for the Keep It Together 10 Year Anniversary! Tickets are $44.50 a pop, but are obviously worth every penny because EVEN MORE NOSTALGIA.
  • OR just conserve your weekend dollars over at Rough Trade, where Marissa Nadler will be playing a free show this afternoon! #VALUE
  • Or if you’re too tired for that, just head on over to Videology down the road; they’ll be screening a marathon of Werner Herzog films all day today!
  • However, lest we forget that Museum of the Moving Image is paying tribute to Julianne Moore this weekend; tonight they’re screening Boogie Nights, and IT WILL BE GOOD.

  • Not into that? Well then you should DEFINITELY hit up Sunshine Cinema for another round of Home Alone screenings, because WHY THE EFF NOT?!
  • Or if that’s too lowbrow for your liking, you might consider heading to BAM for the ultra-endearing 1956 classic The Red Balloon, which is screening midday.
  • Maybe you wanna keep things mildly dysfunctional and/or Jeff Daniels-filled, though, in which case definitely hit up Nitehawk Cinema for a screening of The Squid and the Whale.
  • If you prefer books to movies, though, make sure to swing by WORD Books today; they’ll play host to several special guests in honor of National Small Business Day, and the speakers will talk about their favorite indie books.

SUNDAY

  • First up, it’s now officially December, meaning we may want to start thinking about getting some Christmas shopping done. If that’s the case we should head to the Chelsea Bazaar, a holiday market at the Altman Building that’s 1. FREE and 2. supports local small businesses.
  • Meanwhile, Katz’s Deli continues to be a hot spot this weekend; today they’ll play host to Belly Laugh: Nice Jewish Comedians, which will feature five standup routines AND a free meal from Katz’s, plus an eff ton of free beer. All of this will set you back $40.

  • If you’re feeling too lazy for that, though, you might want to hit up round two of The Squid and the Whale at Nitehawk Cinema.
  • We’ve also got Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid screening at IFC Center today if you’re more into the classic film scene or whatever.
  • HOWEVER, the Julianne Moore madness continues today at the Museum of the Moving Image, with today’s pick being The Kids Are All Right, which could be more your jam if you’re not into the previous two.

WOW SO MUCH STUFF! Have I forgotten to mention something important? Please feel free to tell me ALL ABOUT IT in the comments and/or on Twitter. BYE!

 

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