Plunge Headfirst into New Cultures with Israeli Food and Live Performances
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Tonight is going to be all about dipping your toes into vastly different cultures. First, you’ll begin with dinner at Timna in the East Village. The menu from Chef Nir Mesika is modern Israeli Mediterranean cuisine—offering everything from Bedouin octopus to lamb belly katayef—and is perfectly complemented by the brick and wood backdrops, clay plating, and the warm, rustic atmosphere. There clearly isn’t a single spared expense when it comes to candlelight.
Afterward, bundle up and head over to the Nuyorican Poets Café for a live jazz performance. Perhaps best known for its poetry slams, the Café is dedicated to the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip-hop and spoken word as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. General admission is $10—for $25, you get two tickets and two drinks (which is a pretty perfect deal for a date night)—and shows normally begin at 9 p.m.
109 St Marks Place, Manhattan
Nuyorican Poets Café
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd Street, Manhattan