Can't-miss food and drink events in New York City this week

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If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of New York City food and beverages. From a barbecue festival to a brunch musical, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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Country, Brew, & Bar-B-Q

This Staten Island barbecue festival, now in its third year, doubles as a benefit for the Staten Island Zoo. Tickets include all-you-can-eat traditional barbecue with sides, beer and wine, and a live performance by country music artist Loren. The festival also features a mechanical bull and various raffles.

When: Thursday, August 9, 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Stone House at Clove Lakes, 1150 Clove Road.
Price: $69
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Pizza, Wine, Movie Night: Dead Poets Society

Over in Brooklyn, the Rooftop Reds vineyard and bar is hosting its weekly Thursday night movie screening atop the roof. This week, the movie is Dead Poets Society; tickets also include one glass of wine and two pieces of pizza.
When: Thursday, August 9, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Reds, 299 Sands St., bldg #275 (Rooftop).
Price: $30
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Leo Night

You don't have to profess belief in astrology to get a free drink ticket this Friday at Wicked Willy's bar -- you just have to have been born between July 22 and August 23. The Caribbean-themed bar also offers live music, karaoke, beer pong and flip cup, as well as TVs for watching sports.

When: Friday, August 10, 7-11:30 p.m.
Where: Wicked Willy's, 149 Bleecker St.
Price: Free
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"The Imbible: Day Drinking"

Off-Broadway musical comedy The Imbible explores the history of spirits and cocktails. A new version of the show, "Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical" follows a group of four friends preparing for a brunch and learning the stories behind several well-known brunch drinks.

Ticket prices include three cocktails to enjoy during the show: a Bloody Mary, an Irish coffee, and a bellini.

When: Saturday, August 11, 2 p.m.
Where: New World Stages - The Green Room, 340 W. 50th St.
Price: $85 Click here for more details, and to get your tickets
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