File Under: Hot Dates

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  • Do you ever consider how the vessel you’re drinking out of is made? Check out a Hands-On Glass Demonstration and Cocktail Party from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 as part of the Armory Arts Week. Watch artists create sculpted artworks from hot glass, mingle with the art crowd, and even design your own glass. Tickets are $20 for The Armory Circle Members and UrbanGlass Urbanites; $25 advanced tickets; and $30 at the door (if tickets are still available). 647 Fulton St., 3rd Floor, Brooklyn.
  • Have your booze and eat it too at the Brooklyn Booze Experiment this Sunday, March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Bell House. Guests will sample booze-infused goodies, both savory and sweet, in this amateur cook-off hosted by Theo Peck and Nick Suarez. After the winners are chosen and awarded with glory and prizes, a Buffalo Trace happy hour concludes the day–so, in other words, everyone ends up a winner. Tickets are $20. 149 7th St., Brooklyn.
  • This Tuesday, March 8 is Fat Tuesday, and there are tons of Mardi Gras events to get your funk on. The Brooklyn outpost of New Orleans bar d.b.a. is throwing a bash with live music by Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess, $6 Hurricanes, and free beads, masks and king cake. 113 N. 7th St., Brooklyn.
  • You’ve got until March 10 to submit your cocktail for Imbibe’s Cover Cocktail Contest to celebrate the magazine’s 5th Anniversary. Not only will the winner’s drink be on the cover of the May/June issue, he or she will also win a Founder’s Day Pass to the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail, along with a four-night stay in a King Deluxe room at the Hotel Le Marais, located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. This issue will also be distributed at Tales.
  • Illustrator extraordinaire Jill DeGroff will be showing her artwork in an exhibit later this month, “Portraits at the Bar” at Cornelia Street Cafe, with an opening night party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 16. The evening will feature cocktails and, more than likely, some singing by Dale DeGroff. 29 Cornelia St.

Out & About: Upcoming Events

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  • Friday, July 24: Today is National Tequila Day! Mad Dog & Beans in the Financial District is handing out the agave spirit for free if you RSVP here, although if you have the dough, also check out Mayahuel for well-made tequila and mezcal cocktails.
  • Sunday, July 26: In celebration of July Good Beer Month, Bike to the Bars encourages cyclists to roll together from one crafty beer bar to the next. Meet at d.b.a. Brooklyn at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 26: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, an epically melodic Texas band, performs on the Williamsburg waterfront. Show starts at 2 p.m. with Black Lips, HEALTH, and Grupo Fantasma, at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. (at N. 8th St.) Free.
  • Sunday, July 26: 3rd Ward is turning 200 pounds of hog into pork tacos for all at its 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Dance Party. A $9 plate will get you two tacos and two sides, and there will be drink specials at well. The event goes from 4 to 9 p.m. at 195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick. RSVP events@3rdward.com