May 3: The 3 B’s
Beers, burger, bowling. Basically all you need for a solid night out in honor of NYC Burger Week. Hosted by Get Real Events at Bowlmor Lanes attendees will get to sample three artisanal burgers and 24 craft beers to help wash them down. One thing’s for sure, you’ve never had a beefier Friday night than this. Buy your tickets here. Bowlmor Lanes, 222 West 44th Street, 6-9PM, $38
May 3-5: Lucky Rice
This weekend is not all about the Mexican celebrations. Lucky Rice will highlight the best of the best in Asian cuisine with bold flavors created by celebrated names. The multi day festival kicks off with the ever popular Grand Feast, brings attendees to the night markets of Asia and and culminates appropriately with a Dim Sum Mahjong Bloody Mary Brunch. Visit the LuckyRice official site for tickets and full festival info.
May 4: Cultural Passport
You don’t need to cross international borders to make use of a passport. This weekend, the New Yorker is hosting a Passport to the Arts, a self guided tour through 19 Chelsea and SoHo galleries. Pick up your passport and set off on a true New York journey. Sign In at AFA Gallery, 54 Greene Street, 11AM- 3PM, $55
May 5: CINCO DE MAYO
Aka: my favorite holiday. Spots all around the city will be getting their margarita and guacamole groove on. You should too.
May 5: Cinco’s Not All About the Margarita’s….
… it’s about the guacamole too! Nachos NY gets in the Mexican holiday spirit and kicks off the festive day with an all out guac showdown. Twenty amateur guacamole masters will prepare their avocado centric creations for the first round of competition. Later that night guacamole renditions from New York’s best will highlight the Latin dip. The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, 6PM, $15-28
May 7: Not Over Mexican Food Yet
Back Forty will be celebrating another Mexican feast this week, this time in the form of a traditional Spanish Calçotada dinner. The meal will highlight the seasons savory spring onions and a variety of dishes and wine pairings to go with them. Tickets to the fiesta can be purchased here. Back Forty West, 70 Prince Street, 212 219 8570, $100