Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. Itâ€™s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that weâ€™ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Saturday, January 13th â€“ The food event season is about to ramp back up after a quiet closure during the holidays. And what better way to kick things back off for 2013 than a return to our old palâ€™s haunt Jimmyâ€™s No. 43 for the 5th Annual Cassoulet Cookoff. Itâ€™s an afternoon long faceoff between amateur and professional chefs whipping up a variety of different cassoulet options and includes a drink ticket to boot. Meet LocalBozo.com at 2013â€™s crazy kickoff for food tastings! (Fifth Annual Cassoulet Cookoff)
Friday, January 11th â€“ Sunday, January 13th â€“ New Yorkers have their pick of the litter tonight on the hardwood as the Nets play host to the Phoenix Suns at the Barclays Center (Nets-Suns Tickets) or hit the Garden as the Knicks host the visiting Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference battle of heavyweights. (Knicks-Bulls Tickets) That not do it for you? Well the same deal also goes down on Sunday as the Nets host the Indiana Pacers in Brooklyn (Nets-Pacers Tickets) and the Knicks take on the New Orleans Hornets back at Madison Square Garden. (Knicks-Hornets Tickets) Itâ€™s game time!
Music & Entertainment
Friday, January 11th – Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out the films opening this weekend. The cast is full of A-Listers in â€œGangster Squadâ€ (R) as Sean Penn joins the likes of Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Josh Brolin in a battle of police versus gangster in the fight for Los Angeles. Or if you have a funny bone, Marlon Wayans joins Cedric the Entertainer and David Koechner in â€œA Haunted Houseâ€ (R), a spoof of horror movies sure to make you scream with laughter. Finally, the Oscars are buzzing about Kathryn Bigelowâ€™s â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€ (R), following the killing of Osama bin Laden. Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain stars with Chris Pratt and James Gandolfini in the realistic portrayal of Seal Team Six in this heavy war styled film.
Friday, January 11th â€“ Tonight the Bowery Ballroom hosts a sold out performance featuring Cake. They ripped it this summer at Williamsburg Park and tonight they get a little more intimate with some of their Manhattan friends. Highly awesome and highly underrated. If you have no plans tonight, try and get inside for this one! (Cake)
Saturday, January 12th â€“ Get over to The Grace Hotel at 10pm for a â€œEuro Splash Saturday Pool Partyâ€ with a hot mix of Top 40, hip hop, house and R&B courtesy of Christian Jae. That not work dor you? Cellar Bar at the Bryant Park Hotel hosts â€œNeon Night Saturdayâ€ inside of a subterranean lounge. All you need to do to hop in is email firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid a wait on line. And tell â€˜em that LocalBozo.com sent you.
Friday, January 11th â€“ Sunday, January 13th â€“ All weekend long, make sure to swing by Carolineâ€™s for one of JB Smooveâ€™s outstanding comedy performances. The irascible â€˜Leonâ€™ from HBOâ€™s â€˜Curb Your Enthusiasmâ€™ made the press rounds this week in anticipation of the local dates. Donâ€™t miss out on the hilarious Smoove do his thang. (JB Smoove)
Sunday, January 13th – Yup that time of year again. On Sunday January 13, the annual No Pants Subway Ride will be taking place. Get ready to take your pants off and see many New Yorkers riding the MTA with no pants on. Take it easy though, act like youâ€™ve seen a naked person before. (Improv Everywhere)
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