NY Assignment Desk: Tim O'Brien, Taco Eating Contest, St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl

05/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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Tim O'Brien

The 20th anniversary of O'Brien's seminal short story collection "The Things They Carried."

What: Reading
When: 7pm, Sunday, March 22
Where:Barnes and Noble
33 E. 17th St.
New York, NY 10003

St. Patty's Day "Luck of the Irish" Pub Crawl

Take part in what the Guiness Book of Records has called the "World's Largest Pub Crawl."

What: Pub Crawl
When: 5pm, Wednesday, March 17
Where: Multiple Venues

Taco Eating Contest

The first person to finish their Mexican smorgasbord gets $100 dollars.

What: Taco Eating Contest
When: 7pm, Thursday, March 18
Where: Barrio
210 Seventh Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Photography Exhibit at K&K in Williamsburg

See works from emerging photographers and report on the affordable art scene in New York.

What: Exhibit
When: All week
Where: K&K
109 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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