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The Art Date

Conveying one’s cultural sophistication and in-the-know hipness while enjoying free booze with romantic interests is why we have art gallery openings.

6pm: Odds are, if it’s a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, one or more of the galleries at 56 Bogart Street is having an event. Get there early to ensure you’re able to put away a few PBRs or plastic cups of box wine before supplies run out.

8pm: Apartment galleries and artist-run spaces operate on their own schedules, so if there’s an opening at one of the local DIY galleries—nearby options include Centotto (250 Moore St), Factory Fresh (1053 Flushing Ave) and English Kills (114 Forrest St)—odds are it’s starting late and going later.

10pm: The gallery party is migrating to a bar, but you’re hungry and in need of some quiet one-on-one time. The kitchen at Brooklyn Fireproof East(119 Ingraham St) is open until 11, and the affordable fare is just what you’ll need to soak up all that cheap alcohol. Be sure to peek into the big space in back of the dining room, which often doubles as a gallery—there might be more art to look at while you wait on your entrées.

11pm: Invariably—and happily—the night ends at The Narrows (1037 Flushing Ave), where the elegant bar gets crowded quickly, but the leafy backyard is full of nice places to snuggle up and sip.

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