16 Ways to Have the Best Week This November

We get it. The stores are full of holiday jingles and your favorite cyber-shops are relentlessly emailing you. Don’t give in just yet. There are still gorgeous fall days to be enjoyed. Put the baster down and have The Best Week!

Take Monday Night Football to a whole new level and invite buddies over to pregame with some high-end pigskin. After the sun goes down, pour a round of Blue Point Hoptical Illusion IPA and huddle in for your favorite game.

Don Julio Reposado is not for amateurs, it’s a legit pour for Mexican at Besito. If the Tuesday of your choosing is the 17th, continue the theme of perfection with a Latin accent by joining ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons at his Perfectamundo solo show at The Town Hall.

November ends in –r, that means this is a month for oysters. Suck them down at Jewel Restaurant where chef Tom Schaudel is not serving banana guava ketchup. Work it all off at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville, a multi-entertainment venue of laser tag, mini golf and arcade games for grown-ups.

Shut out of Long Island Restaurant Week? Partake in a Netflix binge with close friends and whip up Harvest Sangria to serve for the cozy gathering.

Date night just got a little controversial. Purchase the hot ticket at the AMC Loews Raceway 10 in Westbury to see the edgy drama/thriller about the Catholic church —yes, it’s based on a true story. Take the edge off with a late dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas.

Spend the day on Museum Mile. Start at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to see Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, curated by Jennifer Blessing. Take a stroll around the corner to Neue Galerie and view the multimedia exhibition Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933. Quench your Jazz Age yearnings at The Campbell Apartment.

It’s a beautiful day for a drive on Sound Avenue. Start at Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead and if you time it right you might get a chance to try this year’s Black Friday Imperial Stout. Continue along pumpkin trails and farm stands, stopping frequently, until reaching Greenport. Last stop: Brix & Rye where “the long way home” will take on new meaning. We suggest hiring a car for the jaunt.