Thursday, September 5, 6 p.m.
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen
Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, Manhattan
We want it all, and we want it all now. What we really want? To see the legendary Freddie Mercury himself at the helm of Queen just one more time. And even though that’s not possible, this Thursday night at the Highline Ballroom we can get the next best thing – a tribute to the legend with a live performance from Almost Queen. The band is dedicated to paying homage to its namesake’s greatest hits, and they’ve got the experience taboot. The members have toured with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider, Angel and several Broadway shows.
Deal nearby: Berimbau Brazilian Cuisine
Thursday, September 4, 8 p.m.
Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
Can’t get no satisfaction? Well, it ain’t that hard at this rockin’ tribute. “Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show” swings into town this Thursday from their home base on the Las Vegas Strip. They’ll perform crowd favorites and more, all while showing off their uncanny resemblance to Jagger, Richards and crew. And if that isn’t enough to show ya how rockin’ these guys are, they’ve also started a side project called “Symphony for the Devil,” where they perform with orchestras around the world. Yup, if anyone comes close Jagger’s actual swagger – we’d say it’s these guys.
Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s
Saturday, September 6, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Erie Basin Park, 1 Beard St, Brooklyn
You might’ve heard talk of it in rampant colloquialisms, but this weekend “hog heaven” is a real place on Earth, and it’s as easy to get there as taking a trip down to Red Hook. The 5th annual installment of Pig Island sizzles up this Saturday, with 25 of the best chefs in the city. They’ll square off on all things pork for 5 hours of sampling and savoring. From locally sourced pigs and free-flowing Sixpoint to live music and cooking demonstrations, this is certainly going to be heavenly.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Bay Ridge)
Sunday, September 7
Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint 2014
East River State Park, 90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
When more than 40 of North Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries converge in one spot for 5 hours, there’s bound to be a whole lotta things to wrap those taste buds around. Sunday at the waterfront, take in the skyline while munching on fare from favorite neighborhood spots like Bedford Cheese Shop, Maison Premiere, Extra Fancy, The Meatball Shop, Donna and The Brooklyn Star. Admission is $30 (or $25 in advance) for 4 food and 2 drink tastes, and $50 (or $45 in advance) for 8 food and 4 drink tastes. Proceeds go toward building the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center.
Deal nearby: Coco