Things to do for February 07, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

It is now the weekend of the rat.

Thursday
2 New Perks
THURSDAY PERKS

2 New Perks

We've got you covered on both Valentine's Day fronts this week, with lacey goodies from Myla if you still need a gift and a ski getaway at a not-yet-open-to-the-public Snowmass Club if you suddenly need to get out of town.

Thursday
Yohji Yamamoto in MPD
THURSDAY UNVEILING

Yohji Yamamoto in MPD

Japanese fashion guru Yohji Yamamoto opens two MPD locations across from each other, a sportswear store called Y-3 and a triangular flagship across the street featuring glass-in-brick walls, stark white racks and, you know, clothes.

411: Yohji Yamamoto, One Gansevoort, 212-966-3615
Y-3, 317 W. 13th St

Thursday
Christian Louboutin Autographs Shoes
THURSDAY HEELS

Christian Louboutin Autographs Shoes

You're not particularly eager to contribute to her rampant shoe fetish, but gift her a pair of Louboutins (trust us, she'll be happy) signed by the man himself and you're off the hook for the rest of the year. It's sort of like if Salvatore signed your Ferragamos...thrilling.

411: Feb 7, 4-7pm, Sak's (designer shoe floor), 611 5th Ave, 212-644-1704

Friday
Merkato 55 Finally Opens
FRIDAY GANSEVOORT

Merkato 55 Finally Opens

The much-anticipated African resto is now taking reservations, and will finally open to the public this Friday. Seriously. We promise.

411: 55 Gansevoort (between Washington and Greenwich), 212-255-8555

Saturday
Employees Only's Late-Night Menu
SATURDAY BALKAN

Employees Only's Late-Night Menu

The West Village speakeasy opens up its menu from midnight to 3:30am, with an $11 staff meal (meaning the same thing your waiter had for dinner) that varies from Serbian bean stew to mac & cheese. For something a little more reliable—and a little less employee-heavy—we recommend the Truffled Grilled Cheese with Parmesan Fries.

411: 510 Hudson (between Christopher and W. 10th), 212-242-3021

Tuesday
Beer and Bourbon Men's Night at Journelle
TUESDAY SILK

Beer and Bourbon Men's Night at Journelle

The newly opened Union Square lingerie stop gets a little more male-friendly in preparation for the big day, with the two eponymous libations, free delivery and assorted helpful illustrations.

411: Feb 12, 8-10pm, 3 E. 17th St (at 5th Ave), 212-255-7800

V-Day Tables at TableXchange
V-DAY RESERVATIONS

V-Day Tables at TableXchange

You no doubt have long had your Valentine's Day reservation, but in the off chance that it slipped through the cracks, consider the following: Danube at 6pm, Nobu at 6pm, Blue Hill at 6:30pm, Pó at 7pm, and Buddakan at 7:30pm. Ah, the dark side...

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