What's Happening This Week: Burlesque Cocktail Hour; Cooking Canada Goose

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Drunken Dragon Nights Macao Trading Co. Monday, October 25, 11 p.m. Calamity Chang and her sexy cohorts are back for another evening of burlesque cabaret, featuring explicit performances and more innuendo than you can shake a stick at. If hot bodies and cool drinks weren't enough, the event is also completely free of charge and starts with a two-hour open bar from 9 to 11 p.m.

Hops! Beer Table Monday, October 25, 7 p.m. Jack Algiere, a farmer from the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, will host this discussion on hop-growing, including a tasting of various beers that highlight particular hop varietals for $35. After the talk, homebrew enthusiasts can stick around for a presentation on mixed fermentation, sour beer production, and solera aging. There's no charge to attend, just bring your own homebrews to share.

Geese Gone Wild! Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Saturday, October 30, noon New York State has plans to fix its Canada goose problem by slaughtering 170,000 birds and disposing of them in a landfill. According to hunter and locavorist activist Jackson Landers, the birds are a local, free-range, hormone- and antibiotic-free source of free meat. Slow Food NYC is hosting an afternoon of cooking and eating Canada goose and discussing how to safely do so at home -- even if you live in a New York apartment. The tasting will include pairings with New York State wines.

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