The Weekend Playbook: Free ramen burgers, a BBQ fest, and NY's biggest karaoke screen

Things to do in NYC

Event Giveaway, aka Ramen Burger Party of the WeekJoy of Sake is going down tonight (9/26) and, along with some of the finest sakes in the country paired with top-notch eats from wd~50, Momofuku Ssam Bar, and Brushstroke, they've also got Keizo Shimamoto serving up his Ramen Burger. And we've got the hook up for a pair of tickets: just tweet @ThrillistNYC with #ThrillSake and drop your best sake trivia/fact on us. Or you can just get tickets here

Thursday, September 26thIt's the last night of Hester Nights and they're going out in style, if "in style" means a giant sing-along with NYC's biggest karaoke screen, Asian cuisine from Obao Noodles & BBQ, Brooklyn Wok Shop, and Khao Man Gai, as well as a screening of the "supertrailer" for Linsanity

Friday, September 27thGet in on a preview cruise with bar snacks and booze for upcoming New England-style seafood-restaurant-on-a-boatThe Water Table, which will take diners on a cruise from Greenpoint on down the East River

Be one of the first to try the new offerings from the team at BrisketTown when they do a kick-off for their new Madison Square Eats spot dubbed TacoTown. It's all about Texas BBQ-style tacos filled with things like oak-smoked Heritage pulled pork dressed in "its own fatty juices", fried chicken tacos, and Central Texas-style brisket with chili sauce

Halloween season is upon us already whether you like it or not, and ramping things up starting tonight is the epic Nightmare: Killers2 haunted house, themed on the serial killers who walk among us, apparently. Hey, at least you can outrun them, right

Saturday, September 28thThe 11th Annual Oyster Frenzy is happening, which means, starting at 1230p, the Grand Central Oyster Bar will be filled with hundreds each of 16 different oyster varieties, wine, and championship shuckers doing the shucking best they can

The inaugural Smoke@ICC BBQ fest on Pier 57 hosted by will host 10 teams of chefs competing in a BBQ-off for which you can help select the People's Choice. And to help you help judge with a clear head, there'll be tons of beer from Ommegang and other craft breweries. And as a special bonus we're doing another giveaway, just tweet your favorite BBQ style and why you love it to @ThrillistNYC with #ThrillBQ, and we'll pick a winner with a guest.