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Ave A Bar Berlin to Celebrate their One-Year by Getting ‘Really Freakin’ Drunk’

(Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Malin)

(Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Malin)

There are three things that are really difficult to do in Manhattan (in ascending order): maintaining a bar, maintaining a music venue, and maintaining your weirdo energy. Impressively, Berlin, the Avenue A booze/music bunker, has been doing all three for a year now.

To celebrate, the literally underground spot— known for its musically inclined clientele— is throwing a two-night-long party complete with performances by Berlin’s owner and glammy garage rocker Jesse Malin and his friends.

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Cure Thrift Shop 6th Anniversary Party

Cure Thrift Shop marks its sixth year in operation with live music, an open bar, a raffle and dashing duds. Liz Wolff, founder of the East Village vintage haven, says it has been stockpiling its most exciting inventory for months so that party-goers can purchase them at the party.

Tickets go for $15 in advance on Cure’s website or $20 at the door, and all proceeds from the party, like all proceeds from the shop itself, go to juvenile diabetes research.

Rest assured, this is no small-time shindig: 450 people showed up to the last party Cure threw in 2011.

Plus, this is your chance to see the store’s bright new look. “We recently renovated the shop, so it’s a totally different look and feel,” Wolff says. “It used to be more furniture and household items, and now it’s kind of a mix of furniture and clothing. But we’ve completely revamped the store. It’s newly painted, newly decorated, and it’s really awesome inside.”