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FRIDAY
Swing by Astoria's Best Wine Shop today after work for a free tasting of three wines and an exhibit by local artist, Maki Teshima. Read more

The Haiti earthquake was over a week ago, but things still seem to be getting worse--especially due to infection. Sunswick is hosting a dollar-for-dollar fundraising drive tonight that goes to Doctors Without Borders. Stop by after work, have a pint, and send a buck or two to the people who need it most right now. Read more

Bistro Les Minots will be hosting their monthly Dinner + Movie night tonight. They will be featuring the French comedy, Les Visiteurs, and give a free glass of wine with each prix fixe--a sweet deal for under $20. Also be sure to check out the work of artist, Faith DaBrooke, as her exhibit comes down next week. Read more

This evening brings a star-studded cast to Astoria for the "Hope for Haiti" telethon. While Clooney anchors the program from LA, Wyclef--still sniffling from his recent scandal--will be holding down ship in NYC--coming to the world live from Kaufman Astoria Studios. Cafe Bar (across the street) is holding a viewing party and a small fundraiser of their own. Free tapas while you're there. Read more

Late night, we have two new karaoke nights in town. Stop by Rapture or Broadway Station to reveal your night's soundtrack.


SATURDAY
Winegasm had a surprisingly large crowd for their debut of Wine+Chess earlier in the month and has decided to do it again. Not a typo...we're talking pawns and knights and shiz. Read more

Nacho NY brings their neighborhood Nacho Crawl to Astoria for a sampling of our neighborhood's best chips. Only $10, check it out. Read more

Want proof Astoria has arrived? We have (count'em) two burlesque shows tomorrow night. The sixth installment of Secret Burlesque at the Secret Theatre and Sci-Fi Burlesque at Hell Gate Social. Secret Burlesque is more variety/comedy driven, while Sci-Fi Burlesque is the latest twist on AM Preacher's Rockabilly Burlesque empire. Both will make for a memorable night and will likely cause a pasty shortage on Steinway.


SUNDAY
Our favorite local paper-based publication, Edible Queens, is hosting a Winter Warm-up tasting event in LIC this Sunday that features the borough's best food and drink. Last we checked, the (required) RSVP list was nearly full, so be sure check ahead of time. Read more

Daly's Pub is coming at you again with another J-E-T-S tailgate party. Free burgers and dogs as well as $10 pitchers guarantees a packed house. Live music to follow. Read more


Also on WLA
* Winter Dining in Astoria [blog]
* Bar Crawl on a Budget [blog]
* 7 Train Goes on Holiday [blog]
* The cheapest burgers in town happen to be the best [blog]
* What's the Deal with DaFranco? [blog]


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