This weekend: Patton Oswalt, Colo. state fair, no-pants ride

: ‘it’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a…’ – see what all the fuss is about at open houses across all ymca locations, or print a free guest pass valid thru 1/31. free.

12-4:30pm: give blood, get free sausage or a pound of beans… for serious! brooklyn kitchen, free.

5pm: patton oswalt captures his nerd-friendly stand-up in book form with zombie spaceship wasteland. word sponsors his reading @ greenpoint’s warsaw. $25 ticket includes a copy of the book.

8pm: music blog a heart is a spade launch party features performances from grooms, acrylics, psychobuildings, zambri + a dj set from hooray for earth. rock shop, $10.


3pm: no pickpocket worries here! join hundreds of slacks-free strap-hangers during improv everywhere’s 10th annual no pants subway ride. 6 meeting points converge in union square.

3-7pm: the bell house’s new monthly state fair series kicks off with colorado. swing to colorado-native djs, sip great divide, oskar blue, and left hand brews, enter your mama’s best trout dish for the cook-off and fall in love with john denver all over again, free.

6pm: there’s a new weekly dinner series curated by jeremy parker at greenpoint’s veronica people’s club featuring guest chefs! this week, jennifer galatioto’s (greenpoint open studios, ugly art room, mortadifame) ‘sicilian’ menu: fontina porcini rice ball with sage béchamel, kale chard salad with anchovy, cauliflower lentil stew (brussel sprouts, bacon chips, chili oil), ricotta pie (fig compote, chestnut honey). $20 pre fixe includes a bloody sicilian cocktail!