The Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

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For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in New York City is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill has launched a new social discovery engine where users can create and share events with friends, as well as follow Flavorpill editors’ and plugged-in local curators’ picks. Below, you’ll find the very best of what’s on offer this week, recommended by Flavorpill NYC’s very own Managing Editor, Leah Taylor. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.

Monday, January 21

Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 22

Ex Cops Album Release Party with Hunters and Gambles

Wednesday, January 23

Dinner with Martin Amis: Martin Amis has been a man about town since making the move from his native England to live in Brooklyn last year. And now since he has a little bit of downtime after the release of “Lionel Asbo: State of England,” he wants to spend an evening dining with some of his fans at BAM. Just a word of warning: Mr. Amis has been known to enjoy having a few cocktails, so please be prepared to at least try and keep up with him. — Jason Diamond

Thursday, January 24

Editions|Artists’ Book Fair

Friday, January 25

Ian Svenonious: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Secrets Revealed

Saturday, January 26

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Idiotarod 2013: It’s time again for our favorite wintertime street race involving people strapped to shopping carts wearing outlandish costumes. Modeled after the Alaskan dog-sled competition, the Idiotarod typically has a start, an end, and a few check points in between. With the exception of food throwing, which is strictly prohibited, it’s basically a free-for-all where the most cunning and crafty are rewarded with prizes and glory. After last year’s Armageddon-themed race to end all races, the tide has turned post-Sandy and the Federal Emergency Racing Agency is stepping in to manage things in association with the Department of Homeland Absurdity. Expect the same insanity, but this time it has a purpose. Email Idiotarodnyc@yahoo.com if interested in participating. Teams need to bring their own cart and will be notified of the starting location the night before. A Gowanus Ballroom Hurricane Sandy fundraiser doubles as the glorious after-party, featuring performances by the Hungry March Band, Morgan O’Kane, Aerial flying Acrobatics, and much, much more. — Mindy Bond

Dope Jams Grand Closing Party

Sunday, January 27

Brooklyn Nightlife Awards: Another year, another night to prove that Brooklyn really is the place to be when the sun goes down. Hosted by the always entertaining Murray Hill and Merrie Cherry, the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards will feature all that is awesome and unique when you cross the bridge from Manhattan, featuring performances by special guests AB SOTO, Krystal Something-Something, Di Ba, Horrorchata, Zebra Baby, and a whole bunch of other people that can probably point you to a killer after party somewhere. — Jason Diamond

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The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara