Art Exhibit: Beyond Literacy at Galerie Protégé

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Galerie Protégé presents Beyond Literacy, an examination of emerging street art with works by Joseph Meloy, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Chris RWK and Herb Smith. The exhibit will run from January 8 – February 1. Opening is tonight at 6pm. Location: 197 9th Avenue (22nd Street). Free.

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Korean Restaurant Week Ends this Weekend

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The first annual Korean Restaurant Week in the New York City comes to an end this weekend, SundayNovember 3. Korean Restaurant Week NYC features several restaurants throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and even parts of Northern New Jersey. Participating restaurants throughout the NYC metro area will be offering different deals all week, ranging from prix fixe menus, Korean BBQ packages, meal discounts and special dish offerings.

For more information and a list of restaurants, click ish.

Last Call for “Toast to Teaching” at the Hudson Hotel

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Please join Urban Teaching Corps as they host “Toast to Teaching – An End of Summer Soiree.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will help support young educators who have dedicated themselves to teaching urban youth and closing the achievement gap. There will be music and mingling among 200 young professionals. Thursday, September 26, 6pm – 9pm.

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Festival: Little Italy’s San Gennaro Annual Feast

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The Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy’s Mulberry Street for 11 days: Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 22. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the early Italian immigrants and is expected to attract over a million people from around the world. Entertainment includes the 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition, musical performances and much more.

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Fundraiser: Farewell Summer 2013 Benefit

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Farewell Summer 2013 is a fundraiser that benefits the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation, an organization that awards students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12, at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Expected performances by Common, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Candace Coles and the Strivers Row Poetry Collective. Supporter: $50. Friend: $75. VIP: $125.

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Class: Learn How to Pair Spanish Wine and Cheese

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On Tuesday, August 27, learn the intricacies of pairing Spanish wine and cheeses from Spanish wine expert, Kerin Auth. Kerin, owner of Tinto Fino, will educate participants on her personal favorite wine selections while cheese expert, Waldemar Albrecht, will lead the cheese section of the class. The class will last 1.5 hours and costs $75. Located on 254 Bleeker Street (btwn Morton & Leroy Streets).

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Art: First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum Showcases Caribbean Art, Writers, Music and much more (Free)

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At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. This coming Saturday, August 3, the museum is showcasing Caribbean-themed music, curatorial talks, film and art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.

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Dance: Argentine Tango Party at 92|Y

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Join Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto as they host Argentine Tango Party at 92|Y on Saturday, August 3, 9:30p – 2am. The event will take place inside of Buttenwieser Hall at Lexington Avenue 92nd Street.

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 students.

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Art & Wine: Painting BYOB Workshop at the Williamsburg Painting Lounge

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Think you’re the next Matisse, O’Keeffe, Klimpt? Learn acrylic painting for beginners while sipping on vino at Painting Studio, a teaching studio designed to give a personal art experience that provides private and small group lessons. This class is not meant to be overly competitive & stressful, just a relaxing time with friends (or date). Prices vary depending on the featured painting and class duration. The cost per person ranges between $50 – $65, but they currently have a $30 promotional deal for the 8/8 class – 6 seats left. Located on 438 Union Avenue.

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