Baby, it’s cold outside! Actually, it’s kind of balmy. Either way, it’s winter, which means it takes twice as much chutzpah as normal to get out of bed in the morning. But you’ve got something to celebrate. In fact, we all do. That’s right: it’s the weekend, and thank goodness for that. But don’t sleep in all day; get out there and enjoy the days — here’s how!
• Start your Friday evening off right, with a trip to the PowerHouse Arena to check out the “Feast Your Eyes” photography exhibit, a group show that explores the different ways we experience the food we eat. Mmm!
• After the show, take refuge from the freezing cold in the laid-back, California-inspired Bay Ridge taco joint, Ho’bra, which serves up delish margeritas in frosted mason jars, and makes a mean veggie taco.
Celebrate your inner nerd at the launch of a new magazine, from the geeks, dorks and dweebs that bring you Nerd Nite trivia at Galapagos.
• Then, head to Fort Greene and cool yourself off with a smooth cocktail at brand new drink spot, Dick and Jane’s.
• Want a hot, fresh hamburger at the trendiest place in town? On Satruday, go get on line at Downtown’s brand spankin’ new Shake Shack on the Fulton Mall. The “Fudge-eddaboutit” concrete comes highly recommended — after all, it’s chock full of Mast Brothers chocolate and smothered in specialty chocolate-cinnamon sauce!
• Spend the rest of your Saturday learning all about Brooklyn’s maritime history at the brand spankin’ new Navy Yard museum! Who wouldn’t wanna?
• Why stop there, when you could hop over to the Brooklyn Museum and check out the —highly controversial — show, “Hide/Seek,” that features a piece of art so racy it was banned from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It’s cool — Brooklyn can handle it. Our very own Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension loved it; we think you will, too.
• On Saturday night, warm up with a performance of the Heights Players’ “Enchanted April,” the story of four women who escape to to an Italian castle for a whole month. You can’t do that, but you can spend an hour at the theater!
• All uke need is love — am I right!? Stop by the Beatles Complete on Saturday night, a catalogue of all 185 Beatles hits — as played on tiny guitar!
• On Sunday, start your day off at the first-ever LGBT wedding expo at borough hall, where queer couples can find everything from a wedding photographer to an alternative family lawyer.
• Go check out the Bond Street Theatre’s rendition of “Snow White,” which incorporates acrobatics, opera singing, circus and dance into this classic fairy tale.
• Afterwards, treat yourself to a cocktail and a clam sandwich at the Slope’s newest pub, Sea Witch, to wind down a pretty perfect weekend.