Things to do for April 17, 2008

The Weekender

The NY Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is gonna be a stunner.

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERKS

1 New Perk

Perks comes through in style, with 30% off Steven Alan's entire collection to help you adapt sartorially (and economically) to the sunnier climate. There's also a little something for her...

Thursday
Rusty Knot Does Lunch
THURSDAY DOCKING

Rusty Knot Does Lunch

The nautical-minded cocktail hotspot finally whips up some midday grub. We recommend you slide into a window seat early, order up a plate of Coca-Cola Ribs and let the 99-cent beers tide you over through the sunset...over scenic Hoboken.

411: Starting at 12pm, 425 W. St (at 11th), 212-645-5668

Friday
St. Bart's Terrace Opens
FRIDAY AL FRESCO

St. Bart's Terrace Opens

The al fresco institution reopens for summer, fortified with a newly revamped drink list, including a house recipe white sangria that she'll love, and enough cocktails to make you forget you're in midtown.

411: 109 E. 50th St (entrance on Park), 212-593-3333

Friday
Dim Sum Swing Party
FRIDAY ASIAN SWING

Dim Sum Swing Party

Chinatown's Grand Harmony resto, in an intriguing and somewhat necessary culture clash, is hosting Friday Swing this week, featuring a Lindy-Hopping dance floor and mountains of barbecued pork.

411: Apr 18, 94 Mott St (between Canal and Hester), 212-226-6603, $15

Spanish Invasion at Mercat
WEEKEND ARMADA

Spanish Invasion at Mercat

The NoHo tapas spot celebrates its first birthday by bringing in two of Spain's most respected chefs (including one from the legendary El Bulli) to put together extra menus for the week...assuming they can get that Ibérico Ham past customs.

411: 45 Bond St (near Lafayette), 212-529-8600

Auto Throws a Yard Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING

Auto Throws a Yard Sale

The mini department store is forsaking worldly goods, cutting up to 50% off housewares and clothing from the Finnish Marimekko, the Italian KCC Roma and the globe-trotting John Robshaw—all laid out under a tent in the store's back yard.
411: April 17 through 20, 803-805 Washington St (between Horatio and Gansevoort), 212-229-2292

Mandarina Duck
The Italian leather magnates are throwing their first ever sample sale, with up to 70% off leather messenger bags, wallets and luggage, in exchange for cold hard cash.

411: Apr 21 through 25, 10am-6pm, 38 W. 21st St (between 5th and 6th), 7th Floor

Saturday
Aloha Rag
SATURDAY ALOHA

Aloha Rag

The high-end boutique opens its first non-Hawaiian location in Hudson Square, with the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim and Obedient Sons filling out the shelves. No need to say mahalo.

411: Now Open, 505 Greenwich St (at Spring), 212-925-0882

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