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This is the first day of the rest of your weekend.


UD - Lithgow. Bening. Billy Shakespeare.

Lithgow. Bening. Billy Shakespeare.

Your Perks: 1) A reserved seat to watch John Lithgow and Annette Bening perform Shakespeare in the Park. 2) Three courses of incredibly rare scotches (think 1950 Macallan) paired with Cantonese delicacies at Hakkasan. 3) Exclusive tickets to Isola’s rosé-fueled brunch celebrating the summer solstice. Start the longest day of the year right.

UD - Shave and a Haircut... and a Bike.

Shave and a Haircut... and a Bike.

Things you can get at Shinola in Tribeca:
—A stunning bicycle
—A stunning watch
—A stunning leather baseball
—A stunning duffel bag
A stunning haircut

Wait, no—yes, you can get that, too. The ear-lowering experts of Fellow Barber are posting up there for 10 days. Grow hair accordingly.


Through Jun 15, Fellow Barber at Shinola, 177 Franklin St (between Hudson and Greenwich), reserve at 718-522-4959, ext 315

UD - Laughs and Zydeco in Flatiron

Laughs and Zydeco in Flatiron

Comedy and zydeco. They’re like peas and carrots since... just now. The New Orleans feast makers at Bo’s are now doing comedy with Colbert and Conan vets, followed immediately by live zydeco on Thursdays. Zydeco is the official music of mass crawfish consumption.


Thursdays, comedy 7:30-9pm, zydeco 9:30pm, Bo’s, 6 W 24th St (between Broadway and 6th), 212-234-2373


UD - Make Your Own Damn Bloody Mary

Make Your Own Damn Bloody Mary

Amali’s got a new brunch. It’s got linguine carbonara, semolina waffles and other light fare, and that’s great. But... Bloody Mary bar. Theirs makes just about any permutation you can imagine (and probably some you can’t) possible. Though we know you. “Aquavit, basil syrup, bacon, pepperoncini, sumac salt.” That’s you, right?


Sat-Sun, 11:30am-3pm, Amali, 115 E 60th St (between Lexington and Park), 212-339-8363


UD - Lobster on an LES Rooftop All Summer

Lobster on an LES Rooftop All Summer

If you were to run for office, it’d be on a strict “one whole lobster on a rooftop for everyone” platform. But now, we’re here to tell you you’d be plagiarizing your platform from Hotel Chantelle, who’s doing that every Sunday this summer. Politics, man.


Sundays through summer, 6-11pm, $30, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St (at Delancey), 212-254-9100

What Else Is New

UD - A Sceney New Lounge and Lobster Fries

A Sceney New Lounge and Lobster Fries

If you’re in Midtown: Grab your nearest starlet (figuratively), don something dashing and have a few of the particularly stiff cocktails at Beautique’s new lounge.
If you possess taste buds: A Bushwick shack called the Diggs is now doing lobster-topped and citrus-pulled-pork-topped fries until 1am. Gotta love 1am.

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