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Happy President’s Day, Bitches! If you’re off from work, first of all, congratulations. And second, that means more time to plan fun after-work activities for the rest of the week. Lucky you. We’re looking forward to more Chinese New Year celebrations, seafood, a charcuterie competition, and more. See you around town!

Monday
Celebrate the Chinese New Year—the oldest and most significant Chinese festival—at Little Tong Noodle Shop’s 16 Days of Chinese New Year celebration, now through March 2. During weekday dinners and weekend lunch and dinner service, the restaurant will serve Chinese New Year specials made with local ingredients. In true Little Tong fashion, some of the dishes will be a bit untraditional, like 18-fold dumplings and sweet sticky rice ball soup, but they’ll be delicious nonetheless. 177 1st Ave. New York, NY

Tuesday
The only thing better than a seafood feast is a seafood feast plus unlimited cocktails. That’s exactly what you’ll get tonight at Farmer & The Fish. Enjoy a four-course seafood dinner followed by Tipsy Scoop ice cream and Milène Jardine chocolate, as well as complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktails. 245 Park Ave. S. New York NY

Wednesday
Jewish baked goods — like challah, babka, and bagels — have been bringing people together for centuries, and author Shannon Sarna explores the traditions behind these foods and reinvigorates them with modern flavors and new ideas in her new cookbook, Moden Jewish Baker. Head to the Museum of Jewish Heritage tonight to hear Sarna talk about her book and journey to becoming a food writer. The event will also include an interactive cooking demonstration. 36 Battery Pl. New York, NY

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Thursday
Whether you own your own business or simply want to improve the look of your personal Instagram, you won’t want to miss tonight’s panel discussion at WeWork. Weebly, Unsplash, and Focus Camera have teamed up with the co-working space to host a panel discussion about mastering the art of product photography and boosting your business with beautiful imagery. Panelists include professional designers, photographers, and entrepreneurs including Weebly’s Katie Swett and Unsplash’s Andrew Neel. The event also includes drinks, light bites, and free professional headshots. WeWork South Williamsburg, 109 S. 5th St. Brooklyn, NY

Friday
Transport yourself to Africa without actually leaving Manhattan tonight at Nomad Restaurant’s North African Fridays. Enjoy an original Algerian/Moroccan dinner with drinks, plus live music. The night starts with happy hour from 4-7 p.m., then you can take a dance class with North African dancer and teaching artist Esraa Warda from 5:30-7 p.m. before the live music starts at 7.  78 2nd Ave. New York, NY

Saturday
The best of the best charcuterie artisans from the U.S. and Canada will compete for top honors at the third annual Charcuterie Masters tonight, and you get to sample all their best work. Enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 60 kinds of charcuterie, plus beer, wine, and cider. Charcuterie will also be available for purchase at the event, so you can take home your favorites and enjoy them later.

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Sunday
It’s taco time, Bitches! We recently dined at ZenTaco on the Upper West Side, where we loved the fun cocktails (look out for popsicles), tacos, and Mexican tater tots. Keep the indulgences going at the Upper East Side’s Earl’s Beer and Cheese, where the beer cheese and tasty no-frills brunch options are the perfect hangover cure.

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