City Pulse

By P.J. Gach

You are a fabulous, fearless, fashionable creature. You’re unique, a true individual. Shouldn’t your hats be as spiffy as you?

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Then go to Hats &. The shop is located in Carroll Gardens and it’s a veritable treasure trove of hats. Not only will you find ready-made hats for every season and every event, milliner Guy Carsone will custom design a hat for you. You’ll get woozy with wonder when you visit the website http://www.hatsbyguy.com, just think what’ll happen when you visit the store.

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What: Hats &
Where: 266 President Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Contact: 718-643-1214
Website: http://www.hatsbyguy.com

Carrie Fisher will be signing copies of her latest book, “The Best Awful” at Coliseum Books today at 6 PM.

What: Carrie Fisher Personal Appearance at Coliseum Books
Where: 11 West 42nd Street (between 6th & 5th Avenues) 6 PM
Website: http://www.coliseumbooks.com/ (visit the website and sign up to win a trip to Tuscany)
Contact: 212-803-5890

Or you can meet model Carol Alt at Barnes & Noble today at 1 Pm, when she signs copies of her book, ” Eating in the Raw: The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier and Looking Younger the Raw Food Way.”

What: Carol Alt Personal Appearance at Barnes & Noble
Where: Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Avenue @48th Street, 1 PM
Contact: 212-765-0593

Feeling Lucky? Then head on over to Gamers Nite Groove at the Asia Society and Museum, January 13th. It’s the city’s premier gaming/music event showcasing new and pre-release video game titles and yes, you can play test! There’s also cutting edge electro music and interactive digital art.

What: Gamers Nite Groove
When: Thursday, January 13th, 7 PM- 11PM
Where: Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, 212-517-ASIA
RSVP: game@newyork-tokyo.com
Website: http://www.game.newyork-tokyo.com
Cost: Free

Vinoteca is offering Italian wine courses this winter. Learn about wines from Umbria, Campania, winter wines and what a super Tuscan is and how they taste. Each course varies in price. Some courses like the Italian Wine Course is 8 hours (four sessions) long, while other courses meet for only one evening. Classes are held at Vinoteca (143 E. 27th Street, between Lex & 3rd Avenue). The first class starts January 24th and seating is limited. Check out their website for course listings, www. vinosite.com/vinoteca_classes.html

What: Vinoteca’s Winter Wine Courses
When: Throughout the winter
Where: 143 E. 27th Street, between Lex & 3rd Avenues
To register: call 212-725-6516 or http://www.vinosite.com/vinoteca_classes.html

Want to get more involved? Looking for an event where you can dress up and contribute to a good cause? Visit the Master Calendar of Charity Events, Benefits & Fund Raisers, http://www.charitybenefits.com/target%20index.html and you’ll get the list of all the junior and charity events throughout the city.

Here’s some more wine tasting information for you. Did you know that a glass of wine a day is good for your heart? And here’s a place where you can try a bunch of excellent wines.

The second annual “New York State of Wine” tasting event will be held Wednesday, February 2nd. Wines from eight of Long Island and Wine Country’s finest vineyards will be available for your delight. Of course, there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres.

All proceeds from the event will benefit StreetWise Partners (http://www.streetwisepartners.org), a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one job training and mentoring to low-income and/or unemployed individuals through 13 weekly skill-building sessions with volunteers from prominent organizations and corporations. The event is hosted and coordinated by the On Your Feet Project. It’s a national non-profit organization made up of young professionals dedicated to community involvement. To learn about the organization, please go to http://www.onyourfeetproject.org

What: “New York State of Wine” Wine Tasting Event
When: Wednesday, February 2nd, 7 PM- 10PM
Where: Light NYC, 125 East 54th Street (between Park & Lex Avenues)
Cost: $22 per person, http://www.acteva.com/go/oyfp
More information: 212- 971-0078 (StreetWise Partners)

The New York Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kanvas Bar and Lounge are sponsoring a Tsunami Fundraiser for Save The Children on Wednesday, January 12th. Donations are accepted at the door and a portion of the entire bar proceeds will be donated to Save The Children.

What: Tsunami Fundraiser for Save The Children
When: Wednesday, January 12th, 6PM- 10 PM
Where: Kanvas bar & Lounge, 219 9th Avenue (between 23rd & 24th Streets- Under London Terrace in Chelsea)
Contact: 212-727-2616
Websites: http://www.kanvasnyc.com, http://www.savethechildren.org

Relationships are weird, funny and strange. This is a sad truth that we all live with, and it’s always nice (sad but true) to laugh at someone else’s strange adventures in love. “Icecubed” is a short comedy about relationships that’s being performed at The Theatre Studio this week.

What: Icecubed-comedy
When: Friday, January 14th @ 8PM, Saturday, January 15th & Sunday, January 16th @ 5PM
Where: The Theatre Studio, 750 8th Avenue & 46th Street, suite 200, 2nd Floor
Cost: $18.00
Contact: 212-719-0500

The Asia Society is having a winter sale in their AsiaStore. Selected items are 20% – 50% off, including books, decorative accents, home fragrance, calendars, holiday ornaments and more.

What: AsiaStore sale
When: now through 1/16
Where: Asia Society & Museum, 725 Park Avenue
Contact: 212-327-9217
Website: http://www.asiasociety.org/asiastore/

Originally published January 2005
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