LES weekend guide.

This weekend calls for more of  this ridiculously beautiful late Autumn weather. With temperatures hovering in the 60’s & sun filled, it’s the perfect weather for a sandwich & a show or a stroll.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
now smell this.

image via New Museum

Fans and other mechanisms create an olfactory playground at the New Museum in Heague Yang’s current installationVoice and Wind. It must be smelled to be believed. 235 Bowery Street. All weekend long.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
El Camino dreams.

photo via Salon 94 Gallery

Salon 94 Bowery, right next to the New Museum of Contemporary Art, is currently featuring a show by artist Liz Cohen. An (actual) German Tramant & a Chevy El Camino marry in the work Trabamintino. As far as we are concerned, basically anything involving an El Camino inside of a gallery will get us on board.

dance the night away.

image via Element

Dance your face off at the Premium dance party at the Vault at Element. The Freedom’s Party DJ’s will be spinning a range of dance worthy music all night long. E. Houston St. at Essex. 11pm.

down home music.

image via Horse Feathers

Catch the Portland Oregon based blue grassy quartet Horse Feathers at the Bowery Ballroom this Saturday and see what all of the fuss is about. Their string ballads and gorgeous melodies are the perfect accompaniment to the Fall. Doors at 8, show at 9. 6 Delancey Street.

laugh your face off.

image via Brooklyn Vegan

Pianos is one of our favorite places for catching a show after work, but what they are less known for is their weekly comedy showcase. Stop by Sunday at 7pm to check it out as they host a rotating cast of regulars and newbies alike. No cover. 158 Ludlow between Stanton & Rivington.

LES Weekend guide.

  start the weekend with a hoedown. 
Join DJ Jonathan Toubin and a host of friends for an eclectic blend of soul, garage rock, girl groups, glam, punk, and a whole lot more tonight at Home Sweet Home. 131 Chrystie b/t Broome & Delancey St. 10:30 pm. $3 cover.
  hide out with Godard.
Keep Your Right Up, the 1987 gem from Jean Luc Godard who appears in the film as a Buster Keaton-like character. Co-starring the lovely Jane Birkin. Playing at one of our favorite theaters, Anthology Film Archives. Pair it with a toasty hot Tiny’s sandwich and you have the perfect prescription for an overcast Friday night.
32 Second Avenue. Show starts at 7pm. 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  spend the weekend at the New Museum.
Stop by our place for lunch and walk it off with a tour of two interesting installations, “Free” & “The Last Newspaper”, at the New Museum this weekend. 235 Bowery. 

  listen to Land of Talk.
Canadian born singer Elizabeth Powell performs as Land of Talk this Saturday at the Bowery Ballroom. The much raved about trio have been compared to PJ Harvey & Dinosaur Jr. 9pm. Tickets $15. 6 Delancey Street. 

  a marathon picnic. 
40,000 runners covering over 26 miles and all five boroughs, the ING New York City Marathon is an institution not to be missed. Cheer on your fellow New Yorker’s and camp out with a cozy Tiny’s picnic while you do. If you are among the brave & the strong running this Sunday, we recommend stopping by for a carb loading session Saturday. 

Happy Election Day

Happy Election Day.

We hope you got out their and cast your vote today!

Happy Halloween!

We’ve loved seeing your costumes on the street this weekend & we thought you would like these decked out pups at the annual Dog Halloween Parade at Tompkins, our neighborhood park.

Come by and show us some pics of your costumes in case we missed you this weekend!
Happy Halloween!

pop culture poppin’ 

neighborhood roots
we love kitchen humor
and food humor…
 the winner!

LES Weekend guide.

Happy Halloween!! This is one of our favorite holidays and we can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes this weekend! Come in and show us what you got or send us pictures of your Sunday’s best. Our weekend guide is dedicated to spooky spaces as there seem to be an abundance of local spins this year. Come by before to line your stomach or after to calm your spirit (in costume please!).

Eat well,


Friday, Saturday & SundayGore free but still ever so creepy haunted house.The Steampunk Haunted House at the Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement will be active all weekend in their 100 year old space. Encounter Victorian macabre meets terrifying robots at this fresh take on the classic haunted house experience. You’re sure to be spooked, so we would recommend a visit our way after the terror fest to calm your nerves and fill your bellies. Friday & Saturday 8-11pm; Sunday 6-9:30. Tickets $25, $10 students. 466 Grand Street at Pitt St.

image via Abrons Art Center
Fridaythe living installation at ABC No Rio.Artist Michael Alan will perform an edition of his ongoing exhibition “The Living Installation” (occuring 6 times a year) at ABC No Rio with the them BLACK AND WHITE/The Misfits. A tribute to both the punk band and the punk roots of the space itself. The happening will take place over the course of five hours and, most importantly, will be taking place a short block from the sandwich shop. 156 Rivington St. b/t Clinton & Suffolk.
photo via Michael Alan

Saturdaya candlelight tour in an 19th century home.Walking through a darkened home with a group of strangers sounds scary enough to us, but make that home theMerchant’s House Museum a.k.a “Manhattan’s most haunted house”, a preserved familial home from the 1800’s, with a tour led by staff members who have personally encountered the inexplicable and the paranormal, all by candlelight, and you have the ingredients for a downright spooky experience. Tours run every half hour from 6-10pm on Friday & Saturday. $25, $13 for members. 29 E. 4th St. b/t Bowery & Lafayette. 
photo via Merchant’s House Museum
Sundaythe old standby.What would Halloween in New York be without the annualVillage Halloween Parade? Between the crowds, the costumes, and the revelry it is an unforgettable marathon of a Halloween celebration. This year’s theme of memento mori is sure to cast a morbid spin on the typically outlandish affair. Pack a Tiny’s picnic and report back with photos for us! 6:30-10:30pm, 6th Ave. from Spring St. to W.16th St.
photo by Q. Sakamaki 

LES Weekend guide.

It’d be tempting to only focus on CMJ events this weekend, but there are, as always, plenty of interesting/fun/adorable/enlightening events to be endeavored in the LES, so we thought we would offer a little bit of both this weekend. Have fun running around in this perfect Autumnal stretch, and stop by and fill us in on all of the fun that you had.

Eat & play well,


CMJ happenings.
The enchanting London based songstresses The Smoke Fairies will bring their bluesy ballads to the Living Room tonight, with additional sets by the Fieros, Beau Jennings, JD Southern, and more. Doors at 8:30

FRIDAYCMJ happenings.One of our all time favorites, Dean Wareham(formerly of Luna) will be joined by the Crocodiles, Wakey! Wakey!, Brian Bonz and the Major Crimes, James Vincent McMorrow, and Young Buffalo for a showcase at the The Bowery Ballroomthat is sure to be a can’t miss. Doors open at 6pm. 6 Delancey Street between Bowery & Christy.

animation nation. 
Eric Drooker, former LES Street artist tuned professional illustrator will be giving a lecture at Blue Stockings Books called “Art is a Weapon”. Join him as he shares excerpts of his work, beginning at 7pm, $5 suggested donation. 172 Allen Street.

Drooker with Alan Ginsburg


SATURDAYdogs and costumes, oh my.The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade kicks off Saturday. All are welcome for this celebration of dogs, Halloween, dress up, and the Lower East Side. Join them at 12pm at E.9th Street between A & B. 

CMJ windown…
Head over to Pianos on Sunday as they join forces with the CitizensMusic for a day long extravaganza of shows. It is the perfect CMJ parting gift/exit strategy. The music starts at 2pm and will go on throughout the day. 158 Ludlow Street.

A Tune for Tuesday.

CMJ is upon us! There is so much good music and so many good shows to be enjoyed in the nighborhood from our favorite tiny venues The Cake Shop & The Living Room to the larger Bowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge. One of our favorite Brooklyn Bands Neon Indian will be playing at The Bowery Ballroom as a part of their CMJ Music Marathon series. Catch them and a slew of other bands on the 23rd.

Eat Well,


LES weekend guide.

living in memory.
Catch the remaining days of I Live My Thoughts at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery where artists Bianca Beck &
Josh Brand will have paintings, photographs and assorted memory jugs by anonymous American artists through the 24th of October. View the press release here. Located at 261 Broome Street.

SATURDAYsurf tunes & garage bands.Our neighbors at Cake Shop (as you know, one of our favorite music venues) are hosting Hunx & His Punx (the lo-fi vintage garage inspired rock band that is our current obsession) this Saturday. Doors are at 8pm with a $10 cover. 152 Ludlow Street.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAYvintage duds.Kiki de Montparnasse welcomes back LA vintage retailer Decades Two for another East Coast pop up shop extravaganza, see what all of the fuss is about and snag some killer vintage wares this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located at 79 Greene Street.

SUNDAYcommunity get down.This Sunday join our friends and neighbors at the Henry Street Settlement  for their annual community day celebration. Beginning at 3pm, they will be hosting an afternoon of free festivities ranging from music & dance to BBQ & raffles, all taking place at the Abrons Art Center, located at 466 Grand Street.

Menu spotlight.

If a salad and a sandwich were to shack up, the Veggiest of Them All would most likely be their offspring. Think of it as a portable salad with a whole grain bread wrapper. This sandwich delivers a fresh explosion of crunchy, juicy, bright flavors ranging from the sammy classics (spinach, sprouts, tomato & onion) to the rich & creamy (avocado & Goddess dressing) topped off with cucumber, carrots, and roasted red peppers. Add cheese or turkey/tofu turkey for just a little bit extra and your belly will thank you.
Eat well, 
veggiest of them all

LES weekend guide.

This weekend the neighborhood offers some especially special prospects, check out our best of’s, below.

Eat well, 


Friday & Saturday
Fear and Loathing in the LES.
Sunshine Cinema's Midnight Movies are one of our favorite things to attend after closing up shop (with smuggled in snacks from the restaurant in hand, of course) and this weekend we are especially excited that they will be featuring Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas! Tickets are 9.99.

SaturdayA reimagined landscape.The Drawing Center and Cooper Union are hosting an exhibition of renderings from the planning phase for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. See how dramatically the city that we know would have been transformed had this unfulfilled project of Robert Moses era urban planning come to fruition. Beginning at 2pm at the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union (7 E.7th St., 2nd Floor).

Dance the weekend away.
At 2pm on Sunday you can dance the remainder of the weekend away at The Hotel on Rivington (our swanky neighbors just down the block) at the Verboten Presents Soul Clap + Nicolas Jaar dance party. The play list promises house, disco and soul. Sounds like a good time to us!