Thursday, December 07, 2006

Astorian Weekend Edition 8.12.06

Holy moly, it's cold today! The weekend will be a little warmer, but not by much. It's a good weekend to stay inside if you have thin west coast blood like I do. But I bet most of you reading this have hearty Northeastern or Midwestern blood and will be able to handle it, no sweat. So, maybe take a stroll down to the Goodwill Triangle and see the progress on this awesome greenspace developing. Or head to Astoria Park and gawk at the ridiculous architecture that is the Eagle Electric Plant Riverview apartment co-op building, then take one of their open house tours from 12-4. Maybe even do some shopping while you're out! On Friday, stop by Candy Plum for their Holiday Trunk Show from 5-8pm. This Saturday, if you find yourself on Steinway Streeet, you might catch the Strolling Goliard Carolers, singing on Saturdays from 2-4 until Christmas. If you've got kids, head on over to Jackson Hewitt (28-17 Steinway) on Sunday to see Santa. He'll be there from 12-4 and you'll get a free photo and gift with your visit.

If you're craving artistic manna this weekend, stop on by the Chocolate Factory in LIC for the Fresh Meat Festival. On Sunday, the Astoria Symphony is holding their annual holiday concert. And the Flux Factory's next open hours are this Saturday, if you've been curious to check them out.

If you're hungry or need a lot of food for a party, head on over to Sal, Chris & Charlie ("The Sandwich King") over on 23rd Ave (33-12 23rd Ave, more specifically). They'll cater a ginormous, delicious six-foot sandwich for $90! And if that's too big, pay $15 a foot and make your own size. And when you're done with your shopping, stop by Mundo, where they've got tasty mulled wine for the season. And speaking of holiday drinks, it's SilkNog season! It's a soy product, much tastier and lighter than the regular eggnog you find on the grocery store shelves. I love the stuff and have polished off a quart of it already.

More fun, here.

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