Things to do for January 20, 2016

The Weekender

Combat Meals, Hip-Hop Dinners, Dancing

Shine on, you crazy weekend.

Wednesday
Thursday
Eating Like a Soldier
THE WILD CARD

Eating Like a Soldier

It’s a tasting and talk on how military edibles have influenced the processed foods we see today: everything from prosciutto and squash seeds to Mongolian jerky and powdered milk. They always leave the prosciutto part out of the history books.

Friday
Welcome to the Year of the Monkey
THE CELEBRATION

Welcome to the Year of the Monkey

The Chinese New Year’s coming up. It’s the Year of the Monkey, which, in Hakkasan’s world, means a combination of wok-fry lobster with truffle sauce and writing wishes on ribbons to be placed around the restaurant. So since that wok-fry lobster wish is already taken care of, go nuts.

Jan 22-Feb 22, Hakkasan, 311 W 43rd St (between 8th and 9th), 212-776-1818

The Return of a Legendary Dance Spot
THE PARTY

The Return of a Legendary Dance Spot

A police raid, endless noise complaints, an anonymous angel investment and five years of renovations later, and Market Hotel has reopened to provide you with a warehouse-like venue to dance to some very good, very loud music. Isn’t that just always how it goes?

Jan 22, 8pm-2am, Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Ave (at Broadway), Brooklyn

Sunday
Dinner, Feat. A Tribe Called Quest
THE SECRET DINNER

Dinner, Feat. A Tribe Called Quest

“Can’t tonight. Heading to an undisclosed Upper East Side apartment where Jarobi White from A Tribe Called Quest will be making me a delicious, savory feast.” —How to get out of any other plan you might have this Sunday.

Tuesday
Giant Dinners in NoMad
THE DINNER

Giant Dinners in NoMad

In these cold modern times, you’ve got to fortify. You’ve got to have the kind of Tuesday dinners that come family-style, that have four courses, that include the likes of slow-cooked lamb shoulder and pasta al forno. Perhaps not coincidentally, Upland has scheduled just such dinners.

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