Wanna spend some tax return money to spring-ify your wardrobe and/or house? Well, the folks at Plum Boutique can help. They've gotten together a bunch of local artists' and designers' wares under one roof for our shopping pleasure. There is something for everyone (and at crazy "un-new york" prices too.) Your sales will go far to help continue the creative environment that Astoria is fast becoming. Are you crafty? Maybe you can turn your habit into something lucrative there as well. They take stuff on consignment, which for us little guys could be a step into a new career! Of course i couldn't pass up an adorable vintage wallet for myself...only 10 bucks, thats it there in the pic.
Mmmmm, the smell of fresh bread and pastries.... up and around 37th Street you can occasionally get a whiff of the doughy love. Ever wonder why? Well I think it's got be the Artisan Baking Center at 36-46 37th Street. I need to investigate more, but it seems like the classes there are on a more "professional" basis...I may have to wait for my big baking break!
I never give you guys a place to hit up for a fancy nightclub experience. Lucky for us, Astoria even has some of those to offer! Get your best duds on this weekend (maybe some you picked up at Plum?) and head over to 20 Steinway St. - Central Lounge. Go early and have some grilled octopus and all sorts of typical Greek fare, stay late and cut some "rug."
If performances are more your thing, and you want to see something sad, happy, crazy, frank and then some- head on over to The Chocolate Factory Theater and catch Saturday's final show of Cary Curren's Cary From The Cock. Also at The Chocolate Factory but in the Gallery is an exhibit by Patrick Neal, Nightfishing. His modernist paintings will be up until April 13th.