8. Watch people get hurt for your entertainment in a live, Japanese-style game show
Schadenfreude-based comedy competition Batsu! pits improv theater-trained challengers against each other for fun and punishment. Losers are treated with everything from electric shocks to torture by a giant chicken. It’s hilarious, strange, and kind of sick, plus you’re encouraged to turn torture-time into dinner theater by ordering sushi from the bar upstairs.
9. Learn about wine to be less embarrassed about how little you know about wine
What do you know about wine? Be honest. There’s red and white, and both have distinct notes of... grape? Did I just sum up your total wine knowledge? Yeah, you should probably go to this class from Master Sommelier Laura Maniec, who's smart and nice, and if you meet up with her at Corkbuzz, will drop some real fermented grape knowledge on whatever topic you're most into, whether it's a schmancy Tour of Italy or what to pair with your take-out Thai.