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Thursday (December 5)

The Village Voice Holiday Spirits
Thursday, December 5th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Today's the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, and you can celebrate with unlimited tastings from over 25 distilleries with snacks and music to boot. $50. Studio Square, 35-44 37th Street, Long Island City, NY; tickets and event details

Sixpoint Brewery Beer Tasting
Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sample three beers with beef snacks from Jonty Jacob and sweets from Lush English Toffee. Free. Nolita Mart, 156 Mott Street, New York, NY; tickets and event details

Friday (December 6)

Provisions Holiday Market & Kitchensurfing Walk-In
Friday, December 6th through Saturday December 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m on Saturday)
Food52.com is opening a 3 day pop-up shop and restaurant featuring goods from their online store, Provistions. There are workshops and demos from wreath making to cookie decorating. Restaurant meals from breakfast to dinner are also available at the market. Free to enter, pay per event or item. The Old Bowery Station, 168 Bowery, New York, NY; tickets and event details

Debut of the Fatty Lab
Friday, December 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., bar open until 2 a.m.
Brooklyn's Fatty 'Cue is closing again, but it's opening up as Fatty Lab, an experimental cooking space. Its first event will feature Chef Chaz from Top Chef serving "Brooklyn Creole." 91 South Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY; website; call 718-599-3090 for details.

Wine and Watercolor Night
Saturday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Take a break, relax with wine, and paint. Tickets include wine and painting supplies to use. $20. 371 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details

Saturday (December 7)

LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market
Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The LIC Flea will host an holiday market for three weekends featuring food, fashion, furniture, and other vendors from December 7th through December 22nd. Free to enter, pay per item. 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY; event details

Brooklyn Cookie Takedown
Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
50 contestants compete to win the title of best homemade cookies. Eat over dozens of cookies, drink bourbon and unlimited eggnog, and vote on your favorite. $15. The Bell House. 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details

Burmese Food & Fun Fair
Saturday, December 7th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A community fair full of homecooked Burmese food from locals. Your best bet for authentic tea leaf salad in the city. Free to enter, pay per item. First Baptist Church, 100-10 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY.

Sunday (December 8)

Danish Gris-mas! What the glogg?
Sunday, December 8th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A Danish Christmas pops up serving crisp pol, Danish red hot dogs, and glogg (warm spiced red wine). Price varies. Dassara Ramen. 271 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY; event details

The Third Annual Slow Food Show
Sunday, December 8th, 1:00 p.m.
Join Slow Foods' food vendor showcase featuring local producers. Taste samples and purchase products. Proceeds go to Slow Foods NYC programs. $15. Astor Center Screening Room. 399 Lafayette Street, New York, NY; tickets and event details

Monday (December 9)

To The Bone
Monday, December 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Join 92Y for a conversation between Paul Liebrandt and co-author Andrew Friedman on Liebrandt's new memoir: To the Bone. $21. Weill Art Gallery. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NY; tickets and event details

Wednesday (December 11)

Vietnamese Street Food
Wednesday, December 11th, 11:30 a.m.
Learn to make pork belly banh mi sandwiches, banh hoi and che thai with Connie Sun from Bite Size Kitchen. Tickets also include beer from Great Brewers. $75. Brooklyn Kitchen. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details

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