Things to do for January 24, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend already broke its resolutions.

Thursday
3 New Perks
THURSDAY PERKS

3 New Perks

Perks make their triumphant return this week, with member-priced tailoring, gratis racing and a complimentary sports massage to sooth away your racing injuries.

Thursday
Smart Cars Land in Manhattan
THURSDAY INTELLIGENCE

Smart Cars Land in Manhattan

The latest German two-seater is a little slower than the others, but it makes up for it with sleek design. And, of course, it's small enough to park in a Vespa space. Pretty smart.

411: smart center Manhattan, 536 W 41st St, 212-629-1639

Friday
Passionata's new lingerie
FRIDAY LINGERIE

Passionata's new lingerie

With Valentine's Day around the corner, you are hereby allowed to schedule a meeting with yourself in order to peruse the sexy new underthings from upscale-yet-playful French lingerie line Passionata. The new line is debuting online only, broadcasting from the Crazy Horse Cabaret at noon eastern on Friday. Remember, NSFW is a state of mind.

Theory
WEEKEND SALE-ING

Theory

The meatpacking fixture channels its inner bouncer, clearing out irregulars (and samples), along with markdowns on belts and shoes.
411: Through Jan 26, 261 W. 36th St (between 7th and 8th), 2nd floor

Odin/Den Clearout
The peddlers of the new are leaving the past behind in the form of a clearance sale, with 50-80% off all past merchandise.
411: Through Jan 27, 330 E 11th St (between first and second), 212-475-0666

Saturday
Two Aussie Buffets
SATURDAY DOWN UNDER

Two Aussie Buffets

In honor of Australia Day, two of Manhattan's Aussie establishments are following their national tradition of excess, in the form of Beer Chugging and Pie Eating contests at the Sunburnt Cow and free beach juice shots at Bondi, along with all-you-can-eat shrimp and a buffet. Ozzie ozzie ozzie, oi oi oi...

411: The Sunburnt Cow, 137 Ave C (between 8th and 9th), 212-529-0005
Bondi Road Fish and Chips, 153 Rivington St (between Suffolk and Clinton) 212-253-5311

Tuesday
Vogue Photographer at Forbes Galleries
TUESDAY HORST-ING

Vogue Photographer at Forbes Galleries

The perfectly named Horst P. Horst spent the thirties filling Vogue's pages with perfectly composed, vaguely sexual photographs. The latest show pulls together 50 of his best shots, complete with sullen ballerinas and golden-age movie stars.

411: Through March 15, The Forbes Galleries, 60 Fifth Ave (at 12th St), 212-206-5548

Wednesday
Five Courses of Jamon Iberico at Suba
WEDNESDAY HAM

Five Courses of Jamon Iberico at Suba

Seamus Mullen, executive chef at Suba and Boqueria, is taking the recently legalized regal Spanish ham for a spin, with a tasting menu that includes Smoked Pata Negra Hock, Ossabaw Island Hog Belly, and our personal favorite, Drunken Figs.

411: Jan 30, Suba, 109 Ludlow (between Rivington and Delancey), 212-982-5714, $110 per person

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