Things to do for November 23, 2016

Here’s Your Beer-Fueled Thanksgiving History Lesson

Followed by Rooftop Eggnog and a Month of Christmas-y Brunch

By Ilana Dadras

Wednesday
Learning and Drinking. Drinking and Learning.
THE PAST

Learning and Drinking. Drinking and Learning.

Do you want to know what really happened in Plymouth? Do you want to know how Thanksgiving has evolved since then? Do you want to know why you should really be making both pumpkin pie and chicken pie? Do you want to do it all with beers in hand? Do you want us to stop asking you questions? Well, then...

Nov 23, 6-8pm, $12, Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St (between 3rd and 4th), Brooklyn, 718-522-2110

Friday
Here’s One Way to Spend It
THE BLACK FRIDAY ALTERNATIVE

Here’s One Way to Spend It

And it is by picking up some Christmas gifts from local businesses, noshing on Carolina BBQ, hearing some live music and maybe even participating in a hot-wing-eating contest. So it’s superior to other ways, you see.

Nov 25, 3pm-4am; Nov 26, 1pm-4am; Arrogant Swine, 173 Morgan Ave (at Scholes), Brooklyn, 718-791-3842

Thom Browne Meets Moncler Meets Your Torso
THE COLLAB

Thom Browne Meets Moncler Meets Your Torso

Moncler’s celebrating its first American flagship by teaming up with Thom Browne for an exclusive collection of puffer jackets, cashmere sweaters, gloves and other wintry items with American flag motifs. It all seems so fitting.

Now open, Moncler, 650 Madison Ave (between 59th and 60th), 646-768-7022

Saturday
Nitehawk’s Holiday Attempts
THE CINEMA

Nitehawk’s Holiday Attempts

Until New Year’s Eve, Nitehawk will be screening all the holiday films you know and probably love for their Saturday brunch showings: Home Alone, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Jingle All the Way... you know, the classics.

Saturdays through Dec 31, $12, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave (between Berry and Wythe), Brooklyn, 718-782-8370

Monday
A Holiday-Themed Rooftop, Boozy Advent Calendar and All
THE FESTIVE ROOFTOP

A Holiday-Themed Rooftop, Boozy Advent Calendar and All

It’s an extravagantly decorated Winter Wonderland pop-up at this rooftop bar, and there will be trees, ornaments, lights, Christmas cookies and cocktails like Jingle Juice (champagne punch with cognac, citrus and cranberry) and bourbon eggnog. Oh, and to count down the 25 days to Christmas, they’ll pour complimentary glasses from a unique bottle of liquor each day. We agree, that sounds just so much better than tiny milk chocolates.

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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