Do This Today: Rudeyna at Cafe Nine

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Tonight head over to Cafe Nine to catch Rudeyna for $5 (at the door). Here’s Cafe Nine’s blurb:
“From Beirut, Lebanon to New Haven, CT, the music is inspired by international and local influences, and the project is brought to life by Rudeyna (Herbie Hancock, B.Balusubarhmaniyan, the Stepkids), Bill Readey (Pencilgrass, M.T. Bearington), Kenny Owens (St. Bernadette, Pocket Hotties), Adrian Vandegraaff (Titles, The Way Down, Trey Anastasio, Snake Oil), and Scott Packham (Oh, Cassius!). Like Freddy Mercury co-writing with Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone starring in Ziggy Stardust, or T. M. Thiagarajan composing for Charlie Chaplin.”

Should be a fun night and only $5!

Event: Rudeyna at Cafe Nine (event link)
Location: Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven CT
Time: January 15, 2015, 8p doors, 9p show
Cost: $5 at the door

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Do This Today: Get Kyle Kinane Tickets

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I love comedy (if that wasn’t clear to you already) and I recommend getting tickets to Kyle Kinane’s show at the Ballroom with Shane Torres and Jerry Morgan. I’ve seen Kyle perform a ton in Los Angeles, and I’m excited to see he’s traveling around hitting up smaller venues. The even isn’t happening until next Thursday, January 22, but your “Do This Today” activity is buying your ticket today before they sell out! Tickets are $15 (a steal for CT comedy) and the show starts at 8p. I have my ticket, do you have yours?!

Event: Kyle Kinane, Shane Torres,, and Jerry Morgan at The Ballroom (event link)
Location: The Ballroom at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT
Time: January 14, 2015, 8p doors, 8:30p show
Cost: $15 tickets HERE

Weekend Guide: New Haven Hot Spots #discoverNHV

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It’s a SNOW DAY! Well for me it was more of a 90 minute delay. Just made it into Meyer Wire after working at home for a few hours. This should all (hopefully) be cleared up in the next few hours. Tonight I’m going into NYC to see Patton Oswalt perform at Carnegie Hall! It’s a comedy present to myself and a test to see how I can handle a Friday night, afterwork trip into NYC to see comedy. I’ll get home pretty late tonight and spend the rest of the weekend assembling furniture and getting settled in the new apartment.

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Speaking of apartments in New Haven and getting settled in, your “DO This Today”/”Weekend Guide” will be checking out places on Strange Ways list of top shops/venues/bars in New Haven. He’s been in New Haven for a year now, and has assembled his New Haven hit-list for newbies, and I am very appreciative of this list! Can’t wait to check out all these places. Spend your weekend staying warm and exploring! Be sure to hashtag your photos #discoverHVN so everyone can find your photos.

I’ve gotta get crunching on Meyer Wire’s new website (you heard me right!), so I’ll check back in with you on Monday. Have a fabulous weekend! I’ll leave you with my desk window view below.

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Do This Today: The 9th Note

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I’m new to New Haven, so maybe this is something you are all hitting up on Wednesdays, but The 9th Note has $2 off absinthe drinks on Wednesdays. And they also offer up $5 jazz, which means you can spend this cold night getting warm with discounted cocktails and jazz. Sounds like a fun hump day to me!

Event: Absinthe Wednesdays (event link)
Location: The 9th Note, 56 Orange Street, New Haven CT
Time: January 7, 2015, 5pm all night
Cost: $5

Do This Today: Blue Point Brewing Takes Over Dive Bar

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It’s officially winter without all the jazziness of Christmas. It’s cold and you better warm up by checking out Dive Bar tonight in West Haven and tasting some of Blue Point Brewing Co’s limited selections. Blue Point will be taking over Dive Bar tonight, so CT beer lovers, get your boots on and head over.

Event: Blue Point Brewing Company takes over Dive Bar
Location: Dive bar, 24 Ocean Ave, West Haven CT
Time: January 6, 2015
Cost: Free to go, but the beer will cost ya’

Do This Today: Fantasy of Lights

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Well, it’s here! It’s Christmas Eve and my “do-this-today” suggestion is to put the family in the car, fill the thermos with hot cocoa and load up on cookies as you check out The Fantasy of Lights in Lighthouse Point Park.

Event:  Fantasy of Lights (event link)
Location: Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven CT
Time: December 24, 2014, 5-9pm
Cost: $10 per car at the entrance

Do This Today: Last Minute Nifty Gifties at B:Hive

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Today’s post is about an area outside of New Haven, Bridgeport. B:Hive in Bridgeport is doing a last minute holiday event, perfect for getting those last minute gifts for your unique artsy loved ones. They sell locally made goods, so you’d be crossing items off your to-do list while supporting independent local artists. Yay, community!

Event: A Haven Holiday, by the Haven Collective (event link)
Location: B:Hive Bridgeport, 285 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport CT
Time: December 23, 2014, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE!