Best Things to Do in Jersey City Week of 10/9

From a ramen-eating contest to PS Wine Bar’s 1-year anniversary party, here’s the best of what’s happening in and around downtown this week.

Get your slurp on at Ani Ramen (Monday)
Ready. Set. Slurp. Tonight is Ani Ramen’s 2nd Annual Ramen Eating Competition. It’s too late to join the competition, but you can still cheer on the brave noodle warriors and see who takes first prize via Ani’s Facebook Live stream.

PS Wine Bar turns one (Wednesday)
PS Wine Bar is celebrating its 1-year anniversary with 1/2 price wine, live DJs, and a new food menu by Pet Shop proving once and for all that vegans and oenophiles throw the best parties.

Enjoy a French wine dinner at Madame Claude Bis (Wednesday)
Join local oenophile Lourdes Arena for a Vins de France wine dinner focusing on mountain grow wines. Reservations are required and tix are $65/pp.

Hard Grove grand opening party (Thursday)
It’s been awhile since they opened their doors in June, but Hard Grove is now getting ready to celebrate its official grand opening. Head to Hard Grove tonight and you’ll enjoy entree discounts, a mojito tasting, and free appetizers. (We recommend the mofongo pictured above. —Ed.)

The Rock Show Returns to Red Lounge (Thursday)
From Hendrix to Janis Joplin — Red Lounge is celebrating all genres of rock tonight with DJs Danga and Kevlove. The party starts at 7pm and goes through 2am.

JCast Kick-Off Party at Harborside (Friday)
The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour kicks off tonight with a launch party at the Harborside Atrium. There will be over 200 art events/galleries/shows from more than 500 artists throughout all of Jersey City. And all the events are free.

*This is your last week to get adoption fees waived at Liberty Humane Society. Lots of pups in need of a forever home!

*New & Noteworthy: Pasta e Vino and Uncle Momo are the latest restaurants to open in downtown. They follow the launch of Hudson Hall and Piggyback Bar.