Things to do for August 06, 2010

The Weekender

PB&J Cocktails, Shake Shack and The Lost Boys

The weekend is really just the beginning.

Friday
Making Gin in Brooklyn
GIN LANE

Making Gin in Brooklyn

A story about a guy who loses his Wall Street job, reads about distilling gin in a magazine and then opens the second legal distillery in New York since Prohibition sounds like fiction. Except, the tasting room is open today, where you can try some organic grains from upstate, in post-fermentation, liquid form. In other words, gin.

Shake Shack Takes the UES
SHAKE IT

Shake Shack Takes the UES

Because the line in Madison Square Park was threatening to stretch all the way to 86th Street, the evil geniuses behind Shake Shack are opening their fourth location in Manhattan today. And after your third burger, you should give the Pineapple Upper East Side Cake Concrete a whirl. Or just hold out for the Meatpacking Mud Pie...

Basil Hayden's
Lamb Meatball Sliders at Locanda Verde

LITTLE LAMB

Lamb Meatball Sliders at Locanda Verde

As you well know, many of Locanda Verde’s awesomely rustic Italian dishes virtually cry out for heady liquid accompaniment. In particular, the delicately proportioned Lamb Meatball Sliders, with goat cheese, cucumber and a toasted bun, are perfect to balance out the right sipping bourbon. Never underestimate the flavor profile of cucumber.

411: Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich St, 212-925-3797
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Saturday
Old-School Vampire Flicks in Brooklyn
VAMPIRE WEEKEND

Old-School Vampire Flicks in Brooklyn

You may have noticed a preponderance of vampires in popular culture as of late—but you shouldn’t forget the trail that The Lost Boys blazed... BAM has gathered the 33 greatest vampire movies of all time, from Nosferatu to Buffy. And is screening them. After dark. In a theater full of exposed necks. In a room where no garlic or sharpened stakes are readily available. So bring your own.

Through Sep 30, various dates and times, BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100

Swimming in Dumpsters
DUNK-ING

Swimming in Dumpsters

They usually hold your trash, but on Saturday a set of dumpsters is going right smack in the middle of a car-free Park Avenue to hold hundreds of gallons of water, you, your date, your date’s bathing suit and, yes, your bathing suit too... Don’t even think about it.

Aug 7, 7am-1pm, Park Avenue between 40th and 41st St

Sunday
Watching Mad Men, Mad Men-Style
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1964

Watching Mad Men, Mad Men-Style

With Old Fashioneds for the Dons and Tom Collinses for the Bettys, the Sunday party and screening at the Tribeca Grand is showing Mad Men in a theater with the same kind of leather chairs you might find at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. And if there are dark secrets about your past that need revealing, private hotel rooms await upstairs.

Sundays, 9pm cocktail hour, 10pm screening, Tribeca Grand, 2 Avenue of the Americas, 877-519-6600

Lunchbox Staple Turned Cocktail
PB&J-ING

Lunchbox Staple Turned Cocktail

Your penchant for peanut butter and jelly is rooted deep, deep down inside of you. Almost as deep as your love for a chilled cocktail on a blazing day. Prepare yourself as the two staples of your food pyramid come together... at a sushi restaurant. A tasty, nutty and sweet cocktail, the PB&J at Bond St Lounge has rum, yamamomo fruit jam and toasted sesame seeds. And no, the bartender will not cut the crust off for you.

Available now at Bond St, 6 Bond St, 212-777-2500

Monday
50% Off at Steven Alan
SALE-ING

50% Off at Steven Alan

An entire store’s worth of plaid shirts (because really, you can never have too many), linen moccasins and, yes, boxer shorts are half off on Monday at Steven Alan’s UWS Outpost. Please do not forget to wear pants along with the above outfit.

Aug 9-15, Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm, Steven Alan Outpost, 465 Amsterdam Ave, 212-595-8451

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