What’s Happening This Weekend: Free Hangover Bagel, Masquerade on Bowery, Sake All Stars, Diwali at Pippali


Still in a festive spirit? Or maybe you just want to go to a celebration wearing your actual clothes? No matter what your preference is, the city has a great selection for your mood. Here’s what to do this weekend.

Bagels and Brew, Bantam Bagels, 283 Bleecker Street, Friday, 7 a.m.

If you’re still nursing a spooky hangover, perhaps the word “free” will help ease the pain. While supplies last, the Bleecker Street bagel maker will roll out a special breakfast sandwich (cheddar cheese egg bagel with more melted cheddar topped off by bacon cream cheese and maple syrup) for anyone able to wake up early the night after Halloween. Owl’s Brew will be on hand with tea infused mocktails to help wake up even the earliest of birds. There is a one “hangover” Bantam limit per customer.

Masquerade On Bowery, Old Bowery Station, 168 Bowery, Friday, 9 p.m.

While it may not be an old opera house, patrons are invited to live out their “phantom” moments by ballroom dancing in an old subway station. The venue will feature an oyster salon, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music (not opera). Tickets are $95.

Sake All Stars, Sakagura, 211 East 43rd Street, Saturday, 6 p.m.

If you’ve grown tired of cider, perhaps a dose of rice wine might help. For $70, sake fans get their fill of favorite brands as a selection of Japanese brewers assemble for a night of tastings. A full lineup and chance to purchase entrance can be found via the event’s ticketing web site.

Diwali Celebration, Pippali, 129 East 27th Street, Sunday through Sunday

The festival of lights begins this Sunday with this newly opened Flatiron Indian restaurant, which will pay tribute to the holiday with a weeklong special vegetarian menu. Chef/owner Peter Beck, whose resume includes Tamarind, created an a la carte collection featuring various regional specialties like bread pakoda (a cranberry and lentil “sandwich” dipped in chickpea batter and fried). The menu will be available throughout the day; a full line up of dishes as well as reservations is available when you call the restaurant at 212-689-1999.