Food & Drink

A mixology rock show, eating science, and lobster rolls under the Brooklyn Bridge

Lobster roll from Luke's

Event of the WeekFriday night, head to Webster Hall for Cripple Creek, a part rock concert, part cocktail party, part performance art show where mixologists Aaron Polsky of Amor y Amargo and Prime Meats' Damon Boelte will make drinks on stage, and might do things like immerse the crowd in scents paired with the 'tail, and create color-changing cocktails. This is going to be crazy, and all cocktails are included, so get tix now

Thursday, May 30thSupport The Lowline, a former subterranean trolley station that's being turned into an underground public park on the LES, by getting tickets to their benefit concert with "The Lowline Super Group" featuring members of Miike Snow, MGMT, and Kuroma, as well as a performance by Au Revoire Simone

The World Science Festival is here, and, before you run, keep in mind that now you can actually eat science (and continue totally ignoring math!) thanks to the heavy-hitter lineup at The Taste of Science, including Dave Arnold from Booker & Dax, Owen Clark from Gwynett St, and Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 and Alder

Friday, May 31stHouse of Brews is holding their inaugural New York & Boston Beer Night where they'll be showing the Yanks-Sox game while pouring rarities, specials, and more from Sam Adams and NY's Chelsea Brewing. Tickets to this are cheap, do it

Nobody ever said there should be fewer niche food festivals, so you should check out Tour De France's Bouillabaisse Week kicking off Friday that'll branch out to things like a chowder-esque New England white bouillabaisse packed with clams, bacon, and leeks; a bouillabaisse codfish & shrimp burger; and Japanese bouillabaisse with monkfish tempura. Check out more deets here

Throughout the WeekendKatz's is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a killer dinner Friday night, where chefs like Joey Campanaro from The Little Owl and Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese will be "interpreting" Katz's classics. And then there's a pastrami-eating contest on Sunday. There're even more events this weekend, so see the full rundown here

Terrace Fest is taking over the W Downtown with events like a white party on Saturday and a Sunday afternoon BBQ. See all the events here

OpeningsThe Seaport is getting another destination drinking spot with serious burgers and serious-er snow cones in Watermark Bar, Cognac East is hitting the Upper East Side, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sandwich game will be upped with a combined outpost of Luke's Lobster & No 7 Sub, Nolita is going New Zealand with the Musket Room, and authentic Greek spot Anassa Taverna is also opening on the UES.