Things to do for July 15, 2010

The Weekender

Boozy Brunch, Lingerie and a Backyard BBQ

The weekend is longer than you think.

Thursday
Meatball Shop’s Fantasy BLT
BALLING

Meatball Shop’s Fantasy BLT

Leave it to the spherical-meat masters at the LES Meatball Shop to intrude on the sanctity of the BLT by adding another B—as in ball. Order one of their BBLTs and you’ll get cold tomatoes and lettuce covered in hot bacon and topped with their epically flavorful meatballs. Because sometimes more really is more.

Available now through Sunday, The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton St (at Allen), 212-982-8895

70% Off at Kiki de Montparnasse
SALE-ING

70% Off at Kiki de Montparnasse

As the humidity passes the 90% mark, it’s natural for your thoughts to turn to lighter, more silken garments, and all the friends in your life you would like to see wearing them. Kiki de Montparnasse wants to help, with 70% off lingerie, loungewear and accessories. Yes, those kinds of accessories.

Friday
Charlie Chaplin Film Festival
MODERN TIMES

Charlie Chaplin Film Festival

Friday and through the next three weeks, Film Forum is screening all of the Little Tramp’s features on original 35mm prints, including classics like Modern Times, The Kid and, naturally, A King in New York. Also known as The Michael Bloomberg Story.

Saturday
Indie Bands and BBQ in SoHo
COURTYARD PARTY

Indie Bands and BBQ in SoHo

The courtyard of the Soho Grand has long been your go-to for decadent sun-soaked revelry, and on Saturday the hotel is firing up the BBQ for a daytime party of burgers, dogs, ice-cold cocktails and notorious Canadian indie bands. As if there’s any other type of Canadian indie band.

Jul 17, 4-8pm, no cover, Summer Hummer at Soho Grand, 310 W Broadway, 212-965-3000, RSVP here

Sunday
Endless Mimosas at Macondo
CAVA CAVA

Endless Mimosas at Macondo

Fresh-squeezed juices are widely recognized as a miracle tonic and cure for that ailment known as Sunday morning. The true miracle, though, comes when those juices are mixed liberally with cava to make delicately intoxicating mimosas, and then served to you in an open-bar format. And, as you know, there is little an open bar can’t cure.

Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm, Macondo, 157 E Houston St, 212-473-9900

Basil Hayden's
Beef Cheek Ravioli at Babbo

BABBO-LICIOUS

Beef Cheek Ravioli at Babbo

Like a fine bourbon, ravioli can be far more than meets the eye. So it is with the beef cheek ravioli at Babbo, where pasta triangles are folded around soft threads of beef, drizzled with squab liver gravy and then sprinkled with bits of black truffle. Our advice: pair with bourbon at your discretion. And this is no time for discretion.

411: Babbo, 110 Waverly Place, 212-777-0303
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French Balling on Imported Sand
BASTILLE-ING

French Balling on Imported Sand

Bastille Day was actually yesterday, but you’re not one to let such trivialities as dates and history get in the way of your bons temps. Especially when a pitched game of pétanque is on the menu, along with the grilling of merguez and the liberal sipping of Ricard and other French delights. A fine idea, considering some of our favorite things in life are French.

Jul 18, 10am-10pm, Bastille Day Festival, Smith Street (between Bergen and Pacific), Brooklyn

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