Artisanal Picklebacks Are A Thing

Trade in your local dive pickleback norm for something a little more upscale. This weekend, Brooklyn Oenology Winery will be hosting whiskey and pickle juice pairings from local producers.

image c/o the kitchn

$5 for any ‘Pickleback’ drink
$13 for a flight of all 3 ‘Pickleback’ pairings
$4 snacking portions of beef jerky

The specially-presented pickleback pairing menu will include:

Breucklen Wheat “Black Wax” Whiskey
McClure’s Pickles / Brine
Field Original No. 3 Jerky

McKenzie Rye Whiskey
Brooklyn Brine Co. Pickles / Brine
Field Teryaki No. 23 Jerky

King’s County Bourbon
Rick’s Picks “Smokra” Pickles / Brine
Field Honey Spice No. 11

It all goes down:

BOE Pickles-N-Whiskey pairing
Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room
209 Wythe Ave. btw N. 3rd and N. 4th streets
Saturday, December 10
pickle and jerky vendors 3pm – 7pm
pairings 3 pm-12am
Sunday, December 11
pairings 12pm-10pm
$5 per pairing; $13 for all three

Friday: Screening of American Meat in Queens

Aching for a little borough adventuring on this pretty, crisp winter day? Then head to Queens tonight where the Sunnyside CSA is screening the documentary, American Meat. The film surveys the current state of the US meat industry, interviewing farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-based farms and find tangible solutions to change agriculture in America. After the film, join a panel discussion with co-owner of the restaurant Bare-Burger, the head butcher/co-owner of Meat hook and a member of the film’s production team.

All Saints Church
43-12 46th Street
Sunnyside, NY
Friday, December 2
7:30 Doors / 8pm Film
$5 suggested donation w/ popcorn

All proceeds support the Subsidized Share Program which provides fresh, local, organic produce to low-income families.

Second Annual Williamsburg Film Festival

image c/o Williamsburg Film FestivalStarting tomorrow, the Williamsburg Film Festival will once again bring new independent full length features, short films and documentaries to the waterfront.

Find some potential faves from the schedule, and bask in some cinematic pleasure with film industry professionals, filmmakers and fans.

The 2nd Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
November 17th to 20th
285 Kent at S. 2nd

48NYC: Page to Stage in 24 Hours

image c/o 48hournycThis Friday and Saturday, members of a dozen New York theater companies will lend their talents to 48NYC: Page to stage in 24 Hours – a self-described chaotic community event. Each night will feature a line up of seven new one-act plays written, designed and rehearsed only hours before showtime.

So if you’re in need of a cultured escape into the city, check the event out:

November 18th and 19th
The Johnson Theater at Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue, New York

Pitchfork Is Doing Something Too

Last year, Pitchfork joined in CMJ festivities by throwing their own free one-day music showcase in the form of the #Offline festival. And while Kanye may not make a surprise appearance in their 2011 parties, the online music magazine will at least entertain two boroughs with some amazing bands.

So if you can’t wait till the new festival Pitchfork Presents : Forms in February, then check out Pitchfork’s TWO contributions this Saturday, October 22:

image c/o Brooklyn BreweryPitchfork Presents
Performances by Dom and Unknown Mortal Orchestra
DJ set from Neon Indian
2pm to 6pm
Aloft Hotel
216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn
FREE with RSVP to

Altered Zones
Performances by AraabMuzikEric CopelandGrimesXeno & OaklanderTrash TalkLight AsylumPrince RamaFORMADiveTeengirl Fantasy
DJ sets from Awesome Tapes From AfricaWeird MagicTodd PenduMain AttrakionzAyshay
New Museum Theater, Lobby and Sky Room
235 Bowery, New York
$20 Members / $25 Non-Members

Unofficial CMJ at 13 Thames

With all the great shows slated for this week, it’s easy to forget that the local DIY concert scene will also be in full unofficial CMJ swing.  So if your dance card isn’t already filled, hop off the Morgan stop and check out these parties hosted on the 3rd floor of 13 Thames:

image c/o Bermuda Bonnie

Tuesday, October 18
eauxneaux * DATALOGBermuda BonniePhone TagDOLDRUMS

Wednesday, October 19
Bushwiccan * fthrsnChrome SparksSun GlittersSpanish Prisoners

Thursday, October 20
XDS (formerly Experimental Dental School)Royal BathsStarlight GirlsABADABAD

Friday, October 21

Compete (and/or Eat) for Annual Mac-Off

Organizers for The Mac-Off are looking for connoisseurs skilled at that delicate art of combining pasta and the best dairy product ever for their annual mac and cheese competition. So if you have the expertise in creating the cheesy dish – beyond adding water to the Kraft kind and shaking some bacon bits into the mix (um. yeah. me.) – then show ’em what you got. Free to compete! Prizes too!

Image c/o the claque

For details, hit up |the claque| at

And for those of you who prefer just to taste and imbibe, check out the event. Help a local arts conglomerate fund some exciting new theater projects.

The Mac-Off: 2nd Annual Mac and Cheese Fundraiser
Sunday, October 23
5pm to 8pm
Huckleberry Bar
588 Grand Street
$10 to judge, eat and booze

Monster Island Bids Farewell (Again)

Monster Island will once again bid adieu with another farewell street party. But this time, the Todd P crew will be serving up a BBQ, soundtracked to a massive acoustic lineup. So bring those picnic blankets, Solo cups,  favorite eats for grillin’ and box of long neck candles (huh?).

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Monster Island Farewell:
Autumnal Unamplified Acoustic BBQ

WHEN: Saturday, October 1: Noon to 7PM
* If it rains, party moves to the following day – Sunday, October 2: Noon to 7PM

WHERE: River Street (between Metropolitan Avenue and N. 3rd Street)
* If authorities shut it down, party moves to Grand Ferry Park
* If it gets too big, party moves to the northwest corner of East River State Park

Short 2 song acoustic / unamplified sets from:

12:10pm White Suns
12:20pm Baybee Teeth
12:30pm Life Size Maps
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