For all the ballers and shot callers.
The Meatball Shop Chelsea
What: Get your fill of the famed balls at the latest location. Eager eaters, who can’t stand to wait, head downstairs to Underballs, a full bar that serves the entire menu on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why: You swore your allegiance to spicy pork with classic tomato, but we suggest making an exception for the debut of bratwurst balls smothered in beer mustard sauce.
When: Sun.-Thurs., noon-2 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-4 a.m.
Where: 200 Ninth Ave., b/t W. 22nd & 23rd Sts. (212-257-4363).
What: In support of his fourth studio album, Bodega (out this spring), the Midwestern-bred singer/songwriter unleashes a new batch of timeless, sweet, and folksy tunes you’ll nod along to.
Why: Sarah Blacker’s acoustic rock starts things off at 9 p.m. Then go balls to the Walle.
When: Sat. Doors, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, b/t Great Jones & Third Sts. (212-228-0228). Tickets ($8) at ticketweb.com.
Big Night Out
What: Put on your best poker face (and cocktail dress) for a night of hobnobbing with other philanthropically minded folks at the casino-themed fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.
Why: Throw down in the Texas Hold’em tournament or hit the open bar and boogie on the dance floor.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St., at William St. Tickets ($195-$230) at bigsnyc.org.
HOP TO IT
What: Suds reign supreme with cross-borough tap takeovers by craft breweries, beer-paired dinners galore (Resto, Murray’s Cheese Bar), and an opening night fete with unlimited tastings at Galapagos Art Space.
Why: Plan ahead for next week’s Homebrew Jamboree at Jimmy’s No. 43 and the grand finale at La Birreria at Eataly.
When: Fri.-Mar. 3.
Where: Locations, schedule, and tickets at villagevoice.com.
What: Give the elliptical a rest for intense, 50-minute power sessions on MegaFormers.
Why: Just ten machines, so classes never overcrowd.
When: Schedule and bookings at mindbodyonline.com.
Where: 32 N. 6th St., at Kent Ave., Williamsburg (718-384-1133).
Photo: Courtesy of The Meatball Shop