This week kicks off Black History Month, with many places featuring Black-owned brands we hope you’ll stock up on long after February. You can also check out a classic Taiwanese film with a themed cocktail to match, and try some hot chicken-Czech fusion at a Brooklyn pop-up.
February is Black History Month, and at Tin Roof Gallery in Queens that means all Black everything. This Friday and Saturday at the All Black Everything Group Art Exhibition, you can catch some work by local Black artists, poets, and musicians while you browse local brands with a rum cake from Althea’s Tropical Delights in hand. The visual artists’ work will be open for public viewing from the 6th-25th. RSVP for this weekend’s events here.
Harlem Hookah is a Black-woman-owned hookah bar bringing shisha, spirits, and bottomless brunch to one location in Central Harlem. For Black History Month, they’re featuring Black-owned food companies and Black-owned spirits brands like HH Bespoke Spirits. Make your reservations right here.
Win Son Bakery has been opening up its doors for more evening events, and tonight they’re screening Edward Yang’s 1991 film A Brighter Summer Day, a teen drama is set in early '60s Taiwan during the White Terror witch hunts of Chiang Kai-shek's KMT government. They’ll be serving a cocktail inspired by the movie and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Center For Asian American Media. More info about the 6pm screening here.
We love a good mashup (we're not mad at this Nine Inch Nails vs. Carly Rae Jepsen one), so why not throw a Tennessee culinary tradition into a Texas one and see what happens? For the month of Feb, beloved hot chicken purveyor Hattie B’s has teamed up with Brooklyn Kolache to fill one of their Czech-style breakfast pastries with cayenne-covered chicken, pork sausage, and spicy sauce. A portion of each sale will be donated to The Giving Kitchen in Nashville and Brooklyn's The Campaign Against Hunger.
This week, First Fridays are back at the cozy wine and beer bar Bed-Vyne Brew, one of our favorite places to drink in Bed-Stuy. If you're looking for a dark space to dance in (and maybe find a Valentine just in time), stop by from 9pm-2am and catch a DJ set by Mil-house.