Things to do for July 01, 2010

The Weekender

Rooftop Lunching, Hamptons Burlesque and Oysters

The weekend is all about the Benjamins.

Thursday
Midtown’s Newest Rooftop
Power Lunching

Midtown’s Newest Rooftop

Michael’s and The Grill Room may be locked in at the top of the Midtown power lunching food chain, but Aretsky’s Patroon is making a new play, with a renovated 200-person black brick and zinc roof deck. Consider it a little fresh air for your backroom dealings.

60% Off Ted Baker
SALE-ING

60% Off Ted Baker

Back in Glasgow, the original Ted Baker stores were famous for providing free cleaning service for every shirt you bought there. With 60% off French cuff shirts in all manner of stripes, solids and plaids today, old Ted is still footing the laundry bill. Sort of.

Through Jul 18, 11:30am-7pm (noon-6pm Sun), Ted Baker, 107 Grand St (at Mercer), 212-343-8989

50% Off Agent Provocateur
SALE-ING II

50% Off Agent Provocateur

This SoHo pleasure palace wants your dearest, most aesthetically pleasing friends to be draped in the kind of formfitting outfits that remind you why they’re your dearest. So today prices are halved on the Nymphette and Nikita lines. A longtime favorite of redheaded Russian spies.

Through Jul 31, 11am-7pm (noon-6pm Sun), Agent Provocateur, 133 Mercer St, 212-965-0229

Saturday
Tour de France in SoHo
POP-UP BIKING

Tour de France in SoHo

Sure, you could fly to Rotterdam to cheer on Lance’s shot for an eighth victory. But we suggest heading to SoHo to watch the start with like-minded cycling addicts at this pop-up bike shop, café and Tour de France screening room. You can always meet Lance at the finish line in Paris if New York gets too humid in late July.

Jul 3-Sep 30, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm, Rapha Pop-Up Shop, 352 Bowery St, 212-228-1529

Basil Hayden's
Berkshire Pork Belly at Fette Sau

BELLY UP

Berkshire Pork Belly at Fette Sau

Bourbon is the star of Fette Sau’s drink menu, and you might even say the homemade BBQ seasoning was crafted with whiskey on the brain. So when the blend of espresso beans, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar hits the five-hour smoked Berkshire pork belly, the result is a dish that’s tailor-made for oak-aged companionship. And who are you to deny companionship...

411: Fette Sau, 354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 718-963-3404
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Sunday
Carnal Carnival in Southampton
BOX-ING

Carnal Carnival in Southampton

The Box’s cavorting pranksters are taking their burlesque repertoire on the road this weekend, to the new RdV in Southampton. On the Fourth of July, they’ll launch a three-stage showcase of all that has made The Box infamous—including unspeakable acts of daring, sensuality and, yes, raw repulsiveness. Proving free speech can be a spectator sport.

Jul 4, 11pm-4am, $40, The Box at RdV East, 125 Tuckahoe Ln, Southampton, 212-255-1933

Bobo on the Bay
OYSTER ROAST

Bobo on the Bay

The West Village’s gourmands at Bobo are taking it to the North Fork of Long Island this weekend, to the sleepy fishing village of Greenport, famous for its acres of oyster beds. And oysters is what you’ll get. Six hours’ worth of them, roasted up and served with local wines and brews. Resist the urge to request a seventh hour.

Jul 4, 4pm, $75, Bobo Oyster Roast, Widow’s Hole, Long Island, 212-488-2626, call in advance for tickets

Monday
A New Boutique Hotel on Fifth
HOTEL BAR

A New Boutique Hotel on Fifth

Meeting in Bryant Park is a convenient cover for launching an afternoon liaison, but sometimes a little privacy is in order. On Monday, Hyatt opens its second NY Andaz boutique hotel, with a ground-floor restaurant and basement bar, complete with a few hidden nooks and dark corners. And a few is all you need.

Accepting reservations now for Jul 5, Andaz Fifth Avenue, 485 Fifth Ave (at 41st St), 212-601-1234

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