Thursday, September 25, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A Drinking Game NYC Presents: The Goonies
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
After a long day at work, we’d take any opportunity to go hunt for pirate treasure in Oregon. That’s why we’re headed straight to this Goonies-themed drinking game. A group of actors will perform the movie live, then every time one of them says a buzzword or phrase, a bell will ring, cueing the audience to down some booze. Also, when anyone in the cast says a name, the actor playing said character must drink, too. “Sloth love Chunk!” — and everyone must drink.
Deal nearby: Feluccio
Thursday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Sidra House Rules
Building on Bond, 112 Bond Street, Brooklyn
Nope, we’re not talkin’ about Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire here. We’re talkin’ about unlimited cider from some of the world’s best producers — and, yes, it rules. The Building on Bond hosts a full night of tastings and tapas included with each $25 admission. They’ll open the barrel at 6 p.m. and folks can drink to their heart’s content...or until the barrel is empty. (Should that happen, you can fill any void in your heart by watching the original Cider House Rules as soon as you get home.)
Deal nearby: Verde on Smith
Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28
The DUMBO Arts Festival
Multiple locations in DUMBO, near 45 Main Street, Brooklyn
With 3 days and more than 400 artists, there’s a lot to see Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (and all around it) this weekend. This indoor-outdoor festival is well known for bringing the Brooklyn ‘hood to life. Past years have included everything from choreographed cage matches to stunning projections along the bridge’s archway. Admission is free, and more than 150 galleries, studios and stages plan to open their doors to the public.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Great Brooklyn Wine Grape Stomp
Brooklyn Plantology, 26 Brooklyn Terminal Market, Brooklyn
Is there anything more cathartic than destroying something while also making an alcoholic beverage? This weekend, The Great Brooklyn Wine Grape Stomp invites everyone to come and smash the living daylights out of as many little fruits as they can. Throughout the day, folks can compete for prizes in the annual stomping competition in addition to attending one of the free wine tasting classes. They’ll also have a goat petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, face painting and music on hand to make things festive. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Bay Ridge)