The Weekender

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With freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, it’s easy to justify staying indoors, remaining cozy on the couch. But for those who get stir crazy easily, we have good news: This city doesn’t slow down—even with the cold. This weekend there is still lots to do, see, and avoid (keep reading). And remember, if you do head out—a warm, comfy Uber is only one tap away.


Climb Your Way Into 2015 | Brooklyn Boulders

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In case you missed it, on Monday we gave one lucky uberPOOL rider day passes to Brooklyn Boulders as part of our POOL For Prizes promotion. But even if you didn’t win, you should still consider checking out Brooklyn’s urban rock climbing complex. This weekend, skip the gym and spend a day scaling (fake) rocks with your friends.



Shield Your Eyes (or Take an Uber)| The NYC Subway

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PSA: This Sunday is the No Pants Subway Ride. That means, you may want to steer clear of the subway and request an Uber instead, OR it could mean you need to pick out your favorite underwear. Whatever route you take, this is your friendly reminder that there will be bare legs out and about that day.




Jazz Up Your Weekend | Winter Jazz Fest

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Cozy up at one of Greenwich Village’s classic jazz venues this weekend and catch a Winter Jazz Fest performance. This year’s lineup is jam-packed with over 200 groups performing over the course of Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available and can be found here.




Cast Your Ballot For the Best Cassoulet | Jimmy’s No. 43

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Freezing temperatures tend to induce hibernation-like inactivity,  but sometimes it’s worth venturing out into the cold if a warm, hearty meal is waiting for you. Sunday is 7th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off at Jimmy’s No. 43. Guests get to be the judge in choosing the best dish among 10+ cassoulets prepared by professional chefs. Buy your tickets here.



Go Listen to Some Poddy Mouths | NYC Podfest

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Are you a fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? Curb Your Enthusiasm? SNL? The folks behind these shows, along with other big names in comedy, music, TV and pop culture podcasting, are making live appearances at this weekend’s NYC Podfest. Check out the full schedule of events here.




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