Weekday Fun: Monday-Wednesday Events

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mardi gras cat via two boots

Between Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot going on in the Slope this week. If you aren’t sitting for a romantic dinner, or boxing with your beau, or celebrating your lack of beaus (beaux?), check out any of these local events.

Monday: Brooklyn Lyceum isn’t gone yet, so stop by for their Open Mic Monday while you still can! Some equipment is available (small guitar amp, a few mics, and possibly a keyboard) so bring yourself and your talent and wow the crowd. The Lyceum also offers the opportunity to be recorded, by performer’s wish, and you can buy the recording for a nominal fee. The last half hour is reserved for encores by the audience favorites.

225 Fourth Avenue at President Street, 7:00 p.m. (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.), free. 

Tuesday: It’s Mardi Gras time! Stop by Two Boots for their 23rd Annual Mardi Gras bash. Dine and dance the night away with two performances: first, Judd Nielson brings classic New Orleans piano and vocals from 5-8pm; then, at 9:00 p.m., The Zulu Kings step in with their Louisiana funk, swamp boogie, R&B. The celebration is rounded out with an authentic menu (including fried frog legs, crawfish pie, oysters, shrimp and grits, gumbo, and more), themed cocktails, and– of course– plenty of Mardi Gras beads.

514 Second Street at Seventh Avenue, music at 5:00 & 9:00 p.m., no cover.

Wednesday: Liam McEneaney‘s long-running comedy show Tell Your Friends! is back at the Bell House this week with some very exciting guests, including Hannibal Buress, Todd Barry, and Nikki Glaser. If your experience is anything like mine has been, you will laugh so hard your face hurts (but in a very worth-it sort of way). Highly recommended.

149 Seventh Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, 8pm (7:30 doors), tickets $15 available here

Photo via Two Boots

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