By Richards Burroughs

December 4, 2015, 11:07 am

 

event guide feature image december 4thThe holiday season is officially upon us, which means that it’s only a few weekends left in 2015. So buckle in and enjoy the ride!

December’s most memorable moments don’t always look like a Lexus commercial, as the office holiday party is a never ending source of weird feelings and awkward interactions that haunt people for months on end. Whether your office holiday party is at a gucci spot, with high-end trappings or a dive bar with questionable toilets and urinals, the goal of December is to wrap up your year on a high note. And not saying you need to be high, but I’m just saying…

If you’re reading this, it means that you did not get trampled to death at a Walmart back home, on Black Friday. That could also mean that you didn’t pick up any Patti Pies, which would have been a smash at your office holiday party and may very well have curried favor with management. So yeah, you might not get a raise, because you don’t know how to play work-place politics, which means that you definitely deserve a fun month to drown your sorrows and give you false feelings of comfort.

Just keep love in your heart, a bourbon filled flask on your person and tell your landlord to stop chintzing on the heat.

To that end, this weekend update will give a few extra event picks than usual. It’s only the first weekend of the month, so you have a few good weeks to make sketchy decisions with chardonnay and mistletoe, but why not get the month off on a good note?  Here’s some event suggestions:

 

ALL WEEKEND

Shop Til You Drop

Shop Til You Drop

OtherWild, Baggu Store, 242 Wythe Ave #4, Dec 3rd-7th, Free (Williamsburg)

OtherWild has started a seasonal pilgrimage to Brooklyn and brings the stylish understanding of what you want and what you need, from a retail shopping experience, direct from their homebase in LA. but featuring many designers from Brooklyn The Borough. It’s a chance to get your holiday shopping done, while minimizing the chances that your gifts might get duplicated under loved ones’ Christmas Trees.

You should check out their FB event page by clicking here. The retail pop-up opens on Thursday night, with a launch of Otherwild’s collaboration with @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y ! Hit that event page and get more info.

 

FRIDAY

Record Release and More

Record Release and More

Sky Pony Record Release, Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, 7:30pm, $10 (Williamsburgh)

Sky-Pony sound fun. They sound like they had fun recording Beautiful Monster, their debut album, on Knitting Factory Records. The record has a pop-theatrical feel to it, with strong melodies and harmonies, as well as tight songwriting. Being on Knitting Factory records gives the show a meta feel, though it won’t just be their performance during the release event, as they’ve promised hula-hoopers, stilt walkers, contortionists and other things to make the night feel like an experience and not just a record release. They’re also doing an acoustic set earlier in the night, which is only for VIP ticket holders. You can stream their new album here and get more information on the party by clicking here

Put Some Boogie In Your Butt

Put Some Boogie In Your Butt

Bump & Hustle, Bed Vyne Brew, 370 Tompkins Avenue (Bed Stuy)

A real winner at Bed-Stuy staple, Bed Vyne Brew. It’s an all-wax, all boogie affair and one that you should not miss. Bed Vyne Brew has a cozy feel, like the place a rich uncle has on a winter estate. It’s all wood everything, so the chalet vibe bursts through, especially on nights when this monthly party is in the house and people are determined to get down. It’s actually being called a “Throw Down” for December, with the flyer a homage to old skool flyers from the 70’s & 80’s. DJ’s Love Jones and Gee Rock promise to keep you in the groove and get your weekend off to a dancing start.

 

SATURDAY

Go Get That Flavor, Neighbor

Go Get That Flavor, Neighbor

Flavor, Museum Of Food And Drink, 62 Bayard St., 10am-11am, Free (Williamsburg)

If you don’t know about the Museum Of Food & Drink, then go get a late pass. With a an advisory board that includes Mario Batelli and Questlove, and a culinary board that includes Marcus Samuelsson and David Chang, MOFAD is a unique as it is tasty.

From the about section of their website: “The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is New York City’s first food museum with exhibits you can eat. Our goal is to show how exciting it is to learn about the culture, history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink. We recently opened MOFAD Lab, a design studio in Brooklyn where we create and showcase our exhibition concepts. Flavor: Making It and Faking It is currently on show until February 28, 2016.” So yeah, telling you to go and check out the exhibition this Saturday.

 

I Always Feel Like, Somebody's Watching Meeeee

I Always Feel Like, Somebody’s Watching Meeeee

Anti-Surveillance Skill Share, MayDay Space, 176 St. Nicholas Ave, 3pm-6pm, Free (Bushwick)

It’s easy to feel vulnerable when you’re online, and not only when you pick French films for a Netflix & Chill sesh. It’s the holiday season, when many people are shopping online, which can put you at the mercy of cyber-thieves or even the government if you order items on a list of “flaggable” items. For your protection, Mayday Space is having a skill share session, where you’ll join Mayday’s longtime supporter, Jonathan S. Uss, Esq., for an afternoon of getting your online house in order. Jonathon is the director of Constitutional Communications. He has trained over 150 attorneys on cyber-security, privacy rights, and attorney client communications.

Don’t get got this holiday season, hit up their Facebook Event page by clicking here for more information and to rsvp to the skill share.

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It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

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