The Launch of Freak Fridays and Cirque Saturdays at Slate Akeno Lopez / Via slate-ny.com These over-the-top weekly spectacles are ones you need to see to believe. Eye opening acts like live body piercers and body-modifiers open Slate's new weekly Freak Friday party during happy hour from 6:30pm - 8:30pm beginning on January 4th. Fire breathers, voluptuous vixens and big boys in spandex become the main attraction on stage starting at 9:30pm. If your eyes roam, you'll see couples tying each other up in the corners or exhibitionists covering one another in body paint. No, this is not a twisted dream; this is you getting your freak on at Slate. Cirque Saturdays will kick off at Slate in the new year beginning at 10pm on January 5th. This one-of-a-kind, in-your-face weekly party will feature circus jugglers, stilt walkers, illusionists, glow in the dark face painters, aerialists, hula-hoopers, magicians and more. Expect the unexpected at this new weekly interactive event combining electrifying live music with vaudeville-like acts. http://www.slate-ny.com/. Aquarius at The Foundry on 1/26/19 The Foundry / Via secretsummernyc.com Aquarius returns to The Foundry in Long Island City on Saturday, January 26th for the second edition of this annual arctic-chic pop-up event highlighting and serving up sustainable seafood and cocktails. The event will feature delicacies of the sea from restaurants like Kellari as well as a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors and premium wines & liquors. This festival is brought to you by the producers of Secret Summer, Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions and Andy Maturana from RAPT NY. Tickets can be purchased for $100 by visiting: http://secretsummernyc.com/aquarius/. Winter Warmer at Brooklyn Expo Center on 2/2/19 Brooklyn Expo Center / Via winterwarmer.nyc Celebrate everything you love about winter in one delicious festival. Join Cannonball Productions on February 2nd at the Brooklyn Expo Center (75 Noble Street) for unlimited spiked drinks, craft beer, & free-flowing bubbly. Top local chefs will be on-site serving up your favorite winter comfort foods - truffle mac n’ cheese, anyone? The music, games & seasonal comfort foods will bring you that just-off-the-slopes feeling without all the windburn. General admission ticket holders can choose between afternoon and evening sessions at 1:30pm or 5:30pm respectively. General admission includes a commemorative tasting glass for craft beer, spirits and wine tastings. Top local restaurants will be there selling an array of comfort food like chili, grilled cheese, waffles and more. The boozy wonderland will feature games, live music, and plenty of festive antics too. For more information and tickets visit, https://www.winterwarmer.nyc/.