Best of Astoria 2008

From: Ran C.
Sent on: Friday, December 19, 2008 9:00 AM
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          <td><font color="#666666" size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">December
            19, 2008</font></td>
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          <td><p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#990000" size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">This
              Weekend in Astoria</font></strong><br>
              <font color="#666666" size="1">The eggnog's calling</font></font></p>
            <p><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Good morning,
              Astorians. Pardon the premature emailulation, but your trusty editor
              is headed south for the holidays. Lots of great parties and openings
              this weekend in Astoria and LIC. We strongly suggest having one
              last weekend among friends to remember before heading home to see
              the fam!</font></p>
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          <td><font color="#990000" size="2" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><strong>FRIDAY</strong></font><br>
            <font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The<a href="http://deanproject.com/">
            Dean Project Gallery</a> in LIC will be displaying images from <em>King
            of the Dharma: The Life of Je Tsongkapa</em> this weekend. Then if
            you make the trek, go around the block to check out <a href="http://wunderbarlic.com/">WunderBar</a>,
            the new German BierHaus &amp; Grill.</font></td>
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          <td><p><font color="#990000" size="2" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><strong><img align="left" src="http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/images/sardines.jpg" width="200" height="142">SATURDAY</strong></font><br>
              <font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">If you haven't
              been to <a href="http://www.sanfordsnyc.com/">Sanford's</a> since
              they re-opened, we would suggest stopping by for brunch. For only
              $11, you get a choice of some surprisingly creative and delicious
              brunch dishes. And if you've been known to have a drink with your
              eggs, you'll be pleased to learn this prices includes two brunch
              drinks.</font></p>
            <p><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Brooklyn
              band, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/thehotsardines">The Hot Sardines</a>,
              will be playing the <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com">Holiday
              Stomp</a> party at Waltz-Astoria. There promises to be mistletoe
              and top hats--a deadly combination in the eye of a woman. If fish
              in a can isn't your bag, catch the <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com">
              Mainline Gypsies at the Beer Garden</a> Saturday night.</font></p></td>
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          <td><p><font color="#990000" size="2" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><strong>SUNDAY</strong></font><br>
              <font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Swing by Waltz-Astoria
              for some last minute shopping at the last day of their local artisan
              craft fair. Then hop the 7 Train to Flushing to check out<em> <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com">CINEMAROSA:
              Queens Only Queer Film Festival</a></em> at the Queens Museum. Following
              the festival, you can stick around for <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com"><em>Tradiciones
              Latinas en Navidad</em></a>. Find your inner Latino all weekend
              at the Queens Museum in Flushing. </font></p>
            <p><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Sunday night,
              wind down at <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com">Rapture's holiday
              party</a>, drop off a toy for a tot, and get a free drink. Then,
              if the charity ju-ju isn't enough, there will be a raffle at 9p
              for a jam-packed liquor basket!</font></p></td>
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          <td> <p><font color="#990000" size="2" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif"><strong>MONDAY</strong></font><br>
              <font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">LIC Bar's weekly
              <a href="http://whyleaveastoria.com">Monday Revue</a> has a twist
              this week in light of the pending holidays. Drop by for some free
              pizza and no cover music. Their holiday decorations are the best
              around. Stop by early and grab the window table with some friends
              for a memorable night.</font></p></td>
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