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Get fired up this weekend in the Ridge!

Where there’s smoke, there’s whiskey! Fire up a stogie and start your weekend with some decadent drinks at the Cigar and Whiskey Night at the Fort Hamilton Community Club Lounge (207 Sterling Dr. at Sheridan Loop, enter the base at 101st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway). You can make like “Mad Men” by sampling a selection of whiskey, bourbon, and Scotch while puffing away. The indulgent evening starts at 7 pm — snag your spot at hamilton.armymwr.com, and save $5 off the $35 ticket by grabbing your ticket online. Remember: you need valid, United States-issued photo identification to get on the base.

As another option, you can spend Friday night with the King! Point your blue suede shoes to the Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets), where Elvis tribute artist Lamar Peters will croon some of the King’s top hits. The lights go up on this hour-long show at 8 pm.

On Saturday, head bang your way to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) where the Rock Farm quartet will open a new season of afternoon shows. The band will play covers of rock hits from the 1980s and ’90s in a free, four-hour show starting at 3:30 pm.

Then ease your way on down to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), where you can get some more liquid refreshment while you listen to the band Liquid A, which takes the stage at 11 pm. The four-man band will play funk, dance, rock, and pop covers until late in the night. The music will cost you an as-yet-undetermined amount, likely between $7 and $10 — but it will definitely be worth it!

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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