We’ve got major news: right now, a traveling carnival is roaming the country, serving glorious daylong celebrations of all things pork—Cochon 555. These usually sell out fast, but Perks is saving you a spot—and throwing a VIP preview dinner. Gluttons welcome.
Things to do for January 20, 2011
Stripteasing Acrobats, Green Eggs and Gratis Gin
The weekend will not lose five in a row.
We’re not going to question the origin of this collaboration. All we’re going to tell you is that tonight you’ll be able to catch three Cirque dancers doing their limber thing at famed Fort Lauderdale gentlemen’s club Solid Gold. You’re welcome.
Happy Hour-ing at db Bistro
Happy hours should be thirst-quenching, half-price and full of pork belly. Good news: you’ll find all of the above at Daniel Boulud’s downtown French temple, where cocktails and bar snacks go for $7. Our rec: a Blackberry Mojito, some Duck Rillete and Crispy Pork Belly for $21.
Funky. Lyrical. Gin-soaked. You’ve been called all three. So you’ll want to head to the vast garden behind Wynwood Kitchen on Saturday, where you’ll find a party complete with live Afro-Cuban funk music, readings from Overtown poets and four hours of gin cocktails. BYO haiku.
The Enduring Magnificence of Free Wine
You’ve always liked W Wine Bistro in the Design District for its laid-back vibe. Now they’re unveiling a new look and menu, and they’re kicking things off by giving you gratis wine when you order dinner. There will also be a DJ, but don’t let that distract you from your shrimp.
Locavore Brunching at Sustain
Your favorite locavore hangout—okay, your only locavore hangout—launches brunch this weekend with dishes like Porchetta Hash and Green Eggs and Ham Pesto Pizza. And this weekend only, they’ll be throwing in a free Bloody Mary, which should help you get Tabasco sauced.