Nom on Nordic Food, Dance With Kiwis, and Grab Cheap Meatballs This Week


Brooklyn Brewery and the Craft Beer Revolution, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Monday, 7 p.m.

If you’re looking to turn your extracurricular hobby into a booming business, do so by learning the history of local suds with Brooklyn Brewery, courtesy of brewmaster Garret Oliver and owner Steve Hindy. The duo will cover their transition into brewing (Hindy is a former war correspondent) as well as share a few secrets of the trade. The event includes a beer tasting as well as the chance to purchase signed copies of the pair’s tome, The Craft Beer Revolution. Tickets are $32 and can be reserved in advance here.

Nordic Food Festival, Multiple Locations, Wednesday through September 28

The cuisines of Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland are a few of the inspirations you’ll find at the annual Nordic Food Festival, which kicks off this Wednesday in the West Village. A few activities designed to release your inner Anna and Elsa include chocolate-making classes, daily street food tastings, and chef talks featuring Mads Refslund of ACME and Fredrik Berselius. A full lineup of scheduled events can be viewed on the festival website.

Save the Rhino Benefit Dinner, Madiba, 195 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Dine out for a cause this week as Madiba hosts a three-course dinner with wine pairings, with proceeds going to help wildlife conservation efforts. A few lucky guests will also be chosen to receive complimentary artwork, with live entertainment for everyone throughout the evening. Reservations are $65; secure them here.

Anniversary Party, Kiwiana, 847 Union Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6 p.m. until closing

Practice your Down Under dance moves with a New Zealand–themed Seventies party. Celebrating its fourth anniversary, Kiwiana is offering guests an open bar, passed appetizers, and, most importantly, the chance to break out your disco attire to win prizes. Tickets are $45 at the door and can be purchased here.

25 Cent Meatballs, Carmine’s, 200 West 44th Street/2450 Broadway, Friday

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, both locations of Carmine’s are toasting to restaurant eternity with 25-cent meatballs during lunchtime. Guests can visit the theater district location from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or the Upper West Side digs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m to enjoy the deal.