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Get Out and Do This: Be Punny, Lose Your Hangover and Scream at The Beatles

By Daniel Jumpertz | February 3, 2014 8:27am
 The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.
Get Out and Do This - Events Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
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Monday, Feb. 3
Today may as well be named "National Hangover Day," as a tribute to the multitudes who over-indulged Sunday before, during and after the Super Bowl. How to dull the pain? The barbershop Fellow Barber provide a $25 hangover treatment — their take on the traditional barber facial. The service includes a refreshing series of hot and cold towels infused with essential oils, plus skin treatments. Fellow Barber has locations in the West Village, Williamsburg and SoHo.

If you can muster the energy to hit the kitchen, DNAinfo's Tom Liddy recommends preparing this "Hangover Slayer" of deviled eggs with veggies to get you back in the groove.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
On the first Tuesday of the month "NYC's most puntastic competition" — Punderdome 3000 — takes over Brooklyn's Littlefield Performance & Art Space. According to the website, the first 18 individuals or duos to sign up at the door will have a chance to participate in competitive, spontaneous pun-making.

Past contestant names have included Alice in Punderland, Father and Pun, Do Pun to Others and Black Punther. Pun-masters are determined by the “human clap-o-meter,” which “accurately and scientifically” assesses levels of audience applause. It has been hosted by comedian Jo Firestone and her father Fred since their first effort in May 2011 drew 40 pun-makers. Recently, they have been hosting capacity crowds of more than 300 people. Tickets cost $6 or $7. The event starts at 8 p.m. at Littlefield, at 622 Degraw St. in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
"Facing Our Truth" is six short plays dealing with contemporary race relations in the United States, featuring a team of playwrights that includes Grammy-winner Quetzal Flores of the Mexican/Afro-Cuban band Quetzal.

The date of tonight's premier is significant — it would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday. It takes place at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's iconic National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Ave. in Harlem. The institution was created in 1968 as "an instrument to uplift, strengthen and heal our community on a national level."

For more information about African American History Month, including events, check out www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.

Thursday, Feb. 6
Just opened at the Upper West Side's Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York is Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. Organized by Scorsese’s nonprofit organization The Film Foundation, Scorsese says: "It’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters."

The program features films from some of Poland’s finest filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957 to 1987. Through Feb. 16 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 144 W. 65th St. and The Walter Reade Theater at 165 W. 65th St. on the Upper West Side.

Friday, Feb. 7
One of the best things about winter in New York City is when February rolls around and Flatiron's City Bakery celebrates its Hot Chocolate Festival with a different hot chocolate served every day of the month.

You've already missed banana peel hot chocolate (Feb. 1) but you're in time to savor cinnamon rum hot chocolate, today's wondrous concoction. Don't forget to add their famous homemade marshmallow into the mix!

For more hot chocolate, check out DNAinfo's recent guide to the best in the city, here.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Atlas Obscura is a community of curious people who discover amazing, hidden or inaccessible spots and share them with the world via exclusive tours and outings. Today, steal an exclusive peek at the stunning, authentically restored interior of one of Brooklyn's most iconic and beloved buildings — The Williamsburg Savings Bank.

Built in 1875, the bank was considered a masterpiece of Beaux-Arts architecture and one of the most significant structures in America. After years of decay, the building was purchased by Juan A. Figueroa and Carlos Perez San Martin, who painstakingly restored the building. $70 for the tour, from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9
Revisit The Beatles' arrival in the U.S. years ago this week with "The Beatles Invasion 50-Year Celebration" at Midtown's Paley Center For Media. Screening is the complete Ed Sullivan Show from Feb. 9, 1964 (including commercials and performances of “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You,” "I Saw Her Standing There,” and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”) and "What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.," which is filmmakers David and Albert Maysles' cinema vérité documentary of the band's first USA visit.