The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, August 6

August 6, 2014 9:00 AM

Tonight in New York City: Get to know “The Dude,” learn about the basic elements of sake, or sing along with John Legend at Barclays Center. By Carly Petrone.

SummerScreen: The Big Lebowski

(credit: IMDB)

(credit: IMDB)

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Hang out with “The Dude” tonight at McCarren Park. Unwind and watch an outdoor screening of The Big Lebowski. Whether you know every line from the movie or it’s your first time meeting the characters, you’ll leave having a new appreciation for green toe nail polish and bowling balls. Film begins at sunset and admission is free.

The Elements of Sake

Sake (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sake (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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For those of you who love sipping sake, tonight’s Astor Wines tasting is just for you. Enjoy The Elements of Sake class and dive into the world of premium sake. Learn about the “drink of the gods” from master brewers as they demystify the various sake classifications to help you find the best brews to fit your taste and your budget. Tasting goes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $79.

John Legend

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Bring your loved one to the John Legend concert tonight at Barclays Center. Get romantic with an acoustic concert by the Grammy winning artist. Listen to “All of Me” and the rest of his fourth studio album, Love in the Future. Check website for ticket sales. Concert begins at 8 p.m.

For Those About to Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela



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Learn about the infectious musical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Watch a screening of Alejandro Franco’s For Those About To Rock: The Story of Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero began their careers in Mexico City playing in metal bands. But when things didn’t seem to be going anywhere they decided to hit the road. Watch what happens when they decide to leave their electric guitars behind and start busking on the streets of Dublin. Tickets are $13 for adults, $9 for students, $8 for members. Screening begins at 6:30 p.m.

How to Prepare an Indian Feast

(credit: Brooklyn Brewery)

(credit: Brooklyn Brewery)

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Head over to the Brooklyn Brewery and learn how to create an Indian feast. The folks from Edible will take your taste buds on a summer vacation to India by teaching you how to prepare a feast with the help of a panel of experts from Dosa Royale, Bittersweet NYC, and Brooklyn Delhi. Learn the basics of traditional Indian cuisine along with demos and small samples to nibble on. Tickets are $5 and event starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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