How to Prepare a Korean Feast
Brooklyn Brewery; 8/21 at 8 p.m.; 79 N. 11th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-486-7422
Dig kimchi? Jonesing to make it at home? Learn the skills and more at this guide to chowing down Korean style, hosted by Matt Rodbard (Food Republic, Korean Restaurant Guide—NY) and Kimchi Grill & Kimchi Taco. $5 tickets include samples.
Drinks to Die For
Green-Wood Cemetery; 8/22 from 6–8 p.m.; 500 25th St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-768-7300
Ever wanted to drink with Leonard Bernstein? Get your chance this Thursday when the Beer Garden at the Brooklyn Historical Society moves their happy hour to the gorgeous meadow in the Green-Wood Cemetery. The event is free and drink tickets for Brooklyn Brewery suds will run you just $5. Plus there’s live music. Just try not to dance on anybody’s grave.
Taste of Tennis
W New York Hotel; 8/22 at 7 p.m.; 541 Lexington Ave., nr. 49th St.; tasteoftennis.com
Tennis players competing in the U.S. Open probably shouldn’t be stuffing their faces before the upcoming tournament, but really who can resist this year’s sports-and-food fete hosted by none other than Serena Williams and chef notables like Leah Cohen and Harold Dieterle? Eh, they’ll burn it all off anyway. Tickets are $275, and all proceeds go to the James Beard Foundation.
Commodore Barry Park; 8/24 and 8/25; Nassau St., nr. Navy St., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn; afropunkfest.com
This year's multi-culti music fest with an urban-skater twist is giving it up to Danny Brown, ?uestlove, Chuck D, Saul Williams, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco, Big Freedia, Rye Rye, LE1F, Jean Grae, and so many more. Also in attendance: a fleet of New York's best food trucks, 26 in all. It’s free with R.S.V.P. (required), but here’s a pro tip: You can cut the line with a $25 suggested-donation pass.
Brewer's Guild Block Party
The Well; 8/25 from 2–5 p.m.; 272 Meserole St., nr. Bushwick Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-338-3612
Soak yourself with sun and booze this weekend with samples from over twenty breweries, beer slushies—because it’s still summer—and nail art because, why not. Dance it all off with a D.J. set from Small Black. Tix are $50, and proceeds benefit 2014's NYC Beer Week. We like to start early around here.