Class: Learning the Language of Wine

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Speak like a Sommelier by learning the language of wine. Join Course Horse and instructor, May Matta-Aliah, as they bring you Learning the Language of Wine on Wednesday, August 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The 2-hour course is priced at $67.15 and is located at 399 Lafayette Street. Only a couple seats remain.

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Festival: Brasil SummerFest 2013 is Coming to NYC July 20 – 28

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Brasil SummerFest returns to NYC, July 20-28, 2013. The festival showcases Brazilian culture through food, music, performances and arts. Events will take place at several venues throughout the NYC — Central Park SummerStage, City Winery, Joe’s Pub, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Public and many more. Opening day kicks off at Central Park SummerStage on July 20th with a performance by Brazilian sensation, Gaby Amarantos.

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Art: Chelsea Art Block Party hosted by Jack Shainman Gallery (Free)


Jack Shainman is hosting an art block party today, Thursday, July 11, from 6pm – 8pm. Festivities will take place at Shainman’s new 2,400 square-foot gallery on 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues: 524 W. 24th Street.

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Art: Street Artists Pose + Revok in Chelsea (Free)


The Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W. 20th Street, 9th Floor, is currently exhibiting street artists Pose and Revok. The exhibition — Uphill Both Ways — is a two-person show curated by Roger Gatsman. June 29 – July 27.

For those interested in seeing their murals, you can catch Pose + Revok’s most recent work on the infamous Goldman Properties wall, located on Hudson and Bowery, NYC.

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Art: First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum (Free)


At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, from 5pm to 11pm. This Saturday, July 6, the Museum encourages visitors to rethink American history by Remixing the American Story. The museum will showcase music influenced by New Orleans street bands and Indian wedding brass, as well as American music that ranges from blues to hip hop. There will also be a forum that addresses complex issues like immigration, education and harassment; followed by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe poetry slam.

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