Things to do for November 04, 2010

The Weekender

J.P. Morgan, Meatballs and U2

The weekend is looking for its corkscrew.

Thursday
Front-Row Seats to Football on Broadway
BRAND-NEW PERK

Front-Row Seats to Football on Broadway

Great men deserve to be immortalized on stage. But until Broadway gets around to making your bio-play, there’s Lombardi—the new Broadway show about the legendary football coach and fedora enthusiast. Yes, at long last, there’s a Broadway play about football. And we’re putting you front-row for 40% off.

The Swank New National Restaurant
POWER LUNCH-ING

The Swank New National Restaurant

You’ve got your go-to casual lunch spots, and now you have something that’s the exact opposite: it’s called the National, and you’ll be decamping here for steaming plates of horseradish trout, oversize martinis and Deco decor. You’ll need to resist the urge to refer to your employer as Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Open now, The National in the Benjamin Hotel, 557 Lexington Ave, 212-715-2400

U2 in 3-D at New Doc Film Fest
MIDNIGHT SCREEN-ING

U2 in 3-D at New Doc Film Fest

If you’ve been looking to catch U2 at midnight, in concert with Ziggy Stardust, this is your spot. The inaugural Doc NYC festival, which also includes live conversations with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, kicked off yesterday. U2 is tomorrow night at midnight. Ziggy is Saturday. And Sunday you’re on your own. We had to cut you off at some point.

80% Off John Varvatos and Operations
SALE-ING

80% Off John Varvatos and Operations

You knew it would happen eventually, and today it did—cold, dreary rain. This could be depressing. But we prefer to see it as a golden opportunity to acquire a new winter wardrobe of suits, sweaters, blazers and scarves from John Varvatos and military fetishists Operations, at up to 80% off. Thank you, cold, dreary rain.

Through Nov 7, 260 5th Ave (between 28th and 29th), 212-725-5400

Saturday
J.P. Morgan’s Personal Library
LIBRARY CARD

J.P. Morgan’s Personal Library

His tastes were simple: ancient Chinese porcelain, papyrus from Pharaoh’s Egypt, an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Now these, along with the rest of ol’ J.P.’s opulent personal library, are open to the public after a $4 million renovation, or 0.03333333% of the man’s entire personal wealth.

Monday
Big Ballin’ at Soho House
MEATBALLER

Big Ballin’ at Soho House

Feeling left out of America’s lust for the endless buffet table, or perhaps just inspired by a recent trip to Vegas, Soho House is launching an all-you-can-eat menu of meatballs on Monday nights. You can even suggest your own recipes to the chef. We’d say the Mac & Cheese Meatball’s time has come.

Mondays starting Nov 8, 6pm, $20, Soho House, 29-35 9th Ave, 212-627-9800

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