Things to do for September 30, 2010

The Weekender

Boozy Brunch, John Lennon and Cocktail Extravagance

The weekend will sleep on Monday.

Thursday
Six Courses at Betel and 40% Off Freemans
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Six Courses at Betel and 40% Off Freemans

It’s time to reacquaint yourself with the cozy, candlelit pleasures of being indoors—like with an exclusive six-course dinner at Betel for $110. (At tables of two or more, the first round of cocktails is on us.) Plus, 40% off hand-tailored shirting from Freemans Sporting Club—because you’ll need something to wear to dinner.

Colicchio’s New Seafood Spot
ON THE WATERFRONT

Colicchio’s New Seafood Spot

Venture to the far end of East 29th Street, and there you’ll find the latest from Tom Colicchio: an upscale seafood spot called Riverpark, serving up whole striped bass, octopus rolls with garlic mayo and views of the mighty East River through floor-to-ceiling windows. Views enhanced by a little garlic mayo.

Open now, Riverpark, 450 E 29th St (at 1st Ave), 212-729-9790

80% Off at Scoop
SALE-ING

80% Off at Scoop

Let the rain serve as a reminder of what’s next, and that maybe you need some fall armor, like blazers from Edun, trousers from Billy Reid and hoodies from Rag & Bone, all at up to 80% off. Maybe a lot to buy at once, but when it rains, it pours.

Through Oct 11, 9am-7pm, Scoop Warehouse Sale, 875 Washington St, 212-691-1905

Friday
The Most Opulent Cocktails in New York
TIPPLING

The Most Opulent Cocktails in New York

Think of a vodka soda. Now think of its polar opposite, and you’ve got the reserve cocktail list at Apotheke—including drinks like the single-malt and rosemary Burnt Ember and the cognac and mangosteen Queen Victoria’s Pride. The old dame did always have a weakness for mangosteen.

The Royalton’s New Scene
CROSS COUNTRY

The Royalton’s New Scene

To staff its giant new U-shaped lobby bar, the Royalton scoured the earth, looking far and wide for the best mixologists in all the land. And just in time. Your monthly jaunts to Louisville for a mint julep were getting a little repetitive.

Saturday
Day and Night Brunch Takes the Plaza
MOVING ON UP

Day and Night Brunch Takes the Plaza

With the opening next week of their new Meatpacking party palace MPD, the brothers Koch are also moving their famously dance-y liquor-soaked brunch to... The Oak Room of the storied Plaza Hotel. Expect sparklers, magnums of champagne and a general disregard for anything else that has ever happened in this hotel.

Wednesday
John Lennon’s Birthday Tribute
BEATLE-ING

John Lennon’s Birthday Tribute

Long before the Beatles, there were the Quarrymen, Mr. Lennon’s first band. Now, rare photos of him and fellow Quarryman Paul McCartney are on display, along with snaps of the two friends gallivanting around Liverpool before going on to, you know, forever redefine the sound of pop music.

Oct 6-Dec 31, John Lennon Exhibit at The Paley Center, 25 W 52nd St, 212-621-6800

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