Monday, Mar. 21, 2016
Location: MIST (Harlem)
Event: harlem is: A State of Mind Artist Reception
While the free food was pretty paltry (there were also pretzels, not pictured) I was treated to art from some of Harlem's finest including a painting of Malcolm X flying with a basketball towards the sun. MIST is one of those hybrid cafés/galleries/bars/restaurants which I love because I too can't decide what to do with my life.
Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016
Location: Stay Classy (Lower East Side)
Event: Tuesday Pizza Party
Food: Pizza from Melani Pizzeria
At Stay Classy, a Will Ferrell themed bar, free pizza is a weekly ritual. While you can expect to see a painting of Mugatu and Stepbrothers playing in the background every time you go, I got treated to a special show when the bartender publicly berated a group of Irish kids for not tipping enough. I would be mortified if this ever happened to me (I maintain I'm an above average tipper for the record), it was pretty fun watching it happen to someone else.