Fuck you, February, you're done. OVER. And thank God. I realize the passing of the calendar page is entirely arbitrary, but maybe, just maybe, February's demise means the end of the worst part of this polar-vortexy winter. To kill off this most frigid of months properly, get out there and pour burny things down into yourself and do other hot, celebratory stuff. Welcome to Whassup: March On Edition:
* Through Sunday, March 2: NYC Beer Week: Granted, every week is beer week if you're doing life right. But this week is ESPECIALLY beer week -- or, at least, the tail end of it. The week, which began Feb. 21, offers up its sudsy finale starting today, with tons of events all over the city, including in Brooklyn. The fine bloggists over at Brokelyn have a great list of BK-centric Beer Week events, including a Sixpoint takeover of Atlantic ChipShop running Friday through Sunday. Various times, locations.
* Friday, Feb. 28: Everyone Gets a Ribbon, Pine Box Rock Shop (Williamsburg): I've been hearing the everyone-gets-a-ribbon criticism of the youths since back in the days when I, myself, was one of these youths. Now, I feel I'm finally old enough to huff about it in regards to the younger generation. Artist Lisa Levy is handing out recognition to anyone and everyone who wants it at "Lisa's Choice Awards," an offshoot of her art project "Everyone Loves a Winner." If you want an award, you can just show up and say so. I wonder if she'll give one out for smug disapproval? 8pm-10pm, FREE.