Things to do for March 20, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Think of the weekend as a 12 seed.

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERKS

1 New Perk

This week, we've got Mai House's Top Chef tasting menu (prepared by the show's Spike Mendelsohn) with Ginger-Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly, Kaffir Lime Duck, and a flight of paired cocktails for a very friendly UrbanDaddy price.

Thursday
March Madness at Mapfaced
THURSDAY MADNESS

March Madness at Mapfaced

It can be tough to find the right bar to match your NCAA loyalties, so the good folks at Mapfaced (still in beta) have whipped up a little guide to help you through the maze, and confirm your suspicion that Murray Hill is full of Gonzaga fans.

Hermès Sample Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING

Hermès Sample Sale

Ties, sweaters and button-downs are the best picks at this annual cutthroat clearing sale, but you'll have to brave a block-long line and airtight security to get inside. Anything for a lightweight scarf...
411: Through Mar 22, 123 W. 18th St (between 6th and 7th Ave), 4th Floor

New Dandyism Anniversary Sale
The dandies turn a year old, and celebrate with up to 70% off brands like Surface to Air, Loomstate and Sons by Obedient Sons. Very precocious.
411: online only

Freeman's Sporting Club
The taxidermy enthusiasts are putting up suits, button-downs and jackets starting at 40% off. Sadly, no stuffed shirts.

411: Mar 22 through Apr 1, 8 Rivington St (at Bowery), 212-673-3209

Saturday
International Pillow Fight Day
SATURDAY SPORTSMANSHIP

International Pillow Fight Day

Celebrated from Hungary to Australia, but more locally in Union Square, this fledgling holiday gives you the chance to get a few feathers in the face for world peace. Wind-ups and face shots are forbidden by the Geneva Convention.

411: 3pm, Mar 22, Union Square

Saturday
Preview Pastries from Batch
SATURDAY SWEETNESS

Preview Pastries from Batch

Pinchet Ong's twelve-seat pastry shop opens for previews, with exotic treats for her like Thai-Tea Tiramisu and Yuzu-Shortbread Sandwiches and... cupcakes. His P*ONG is right next door, if you need some Chocolate and Pinot Noir Braised Duck to wash it down.

411: 150B W. 10th St (between Greenwich Ave and Waverly), 212-929-0250

Monday
Acne Jeans Opens in Soho
MONDAY UNSHUTTERING

Acne Jeans Opens in Soho

The Swedish designer shop is opening doors on Grand St with summer suits, Nylite shoes and subtle but charming accents.

411: 10 Green St (at Canal), 212-625-2828

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