Event of the Week We're calling a tie between the Manhattan Cocktail Classic's always-absurd Gala, and the Great GoogaMooga's lineup of 85 restaurants and sets from The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, and The Darkness, who believe in a thing called Little Muenster
As for that GoogaMooga, not only are Friday night's kickoff tix still available, but they'll also get you into either Saturday's or Sunday's events
Saturday, May 18th Who dat? It's Exchange Alley's Paul Gerard, who'll be hitting the Hester Street Fair to dish out his jambalaya balls and fresh cayenne pepper lemonade
Sunday, May 19th To celebrate the opening of their sunny, greenery-filled backyard, Root Hill Burger's giving you a free beer, wine, sangria, kombucha... or soda!... when you order any of their signature burgers all day long. Plus, BK DJ Khalil "Eddie Cleverhand" Edwards is taking over the night's music
Williamsburg mega-club Output is throwing an opening party for their new rooftop from 2-10p, which'll continue inside in The Panther Room 'til 2a, with music by Art Department and Thugf*cker. He's sweet. Snag a ticket here
Head to Pianos and get your weekend comedy fix from the Local Empire guys with their 10 new filmed sketches for May starting at 7p, and also a stand-up set by Janeane Garofalo. It's $5 tix at the door, and full deets are here
Free Shake Shack Burgers! Delta Air Lines is opening a new terminal at JFK, and you care because there's gonna be a Shake Shack in it. To promote it, from May 19th through the 22nd, Shack's giving away passes in SoHo that will let you snag a free burger whenever. There're a limited number, so find out how to get your pass NOW
Openings New stuff you're gonna want to check out: American vittles and plans for a 4000lb iceberg at Preserve 24, tacos at El Diablito, the trippy Magic Eye-esque interior at Tobias Rehberger Bar Oppenheimer, and burgers & shakes at the creatively named Harlem Shake.