4 Things for You to Do in New York City This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz on July 20, 2014 9:58pm 

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 Cocktails and art activities are on offer this week.
Get Out And Do This - Events Monday, July 21
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Monday, July 21
Escape the Room is a 60-minute mystery challenge. You find yourself in an ordinary looking room, then search it for clues and hidden objects that you can use to escape. Times vary depending on the experience and location selected. 25 West 31st St. in Midtown and 107 Suffolk St. on the Lower East Side. $28.

Tuesday, July 22
Calling all artists! The Artists Registry of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is an online virtual gallery of artistic work created in response to September 11. Join the Artists Registry by creating a free personal Artists Registry profile and then share your visual art, original video work, poetry or music.

Wednesday, July 23
Despite having an extensive liquor cabinet, home mixologist David Solmonson was often frustrated by recipes that called for more esoteric ingredients. His solution? Create a fixed list of main ingredients. The resulting book, “The 12 Bottle Bar” details how to make more than 200 sours, slings, toddies and highballs, plus the perfect martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect mint julep.

He and his co-author Lesley Solmonson will explain their concept, and even mix some samples at their event in Greenpoint tonight. 21-plus only, and Facebook RSVP is encouraged but not required. From 7 p.m. Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint. Free. Copies of the book will be on sale for $14.95.

Thursday, July 24
A special evening of interactive performances and activities in celebration of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s work is happening this evening at the Brooklyn Museum. “Art Off the Wall: According to What?” features a talk with curator Sharon Matt Atkins, a presentation and workshop from the Asian American Oral History Collective and a multimedia performance of “Ai Weiwei: The Seed” by spoken-word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. The night closes with Chinese calligraphy art-making and a DJ set. From 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. Tickets are $18, which includes admission to the exhibition “Ai Weiwei: According to What?

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