Things to do for April 25, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend will be outside all weekend.

Friday
1 New Perk
FRIDAY PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's perk charts you a nautical route to the Hamptons...giving you one less reason to drive through Queens.

Friday
The Little Owl Opens for Lunch
FRIDAY OWLING

The Little Owl Opens for Lunch

You'll have yet another opportunity to get through the door of this cozy West Village favorite, now that they're rolling out a midday menu featuring Sangria Skirt Steak and Spiced Fries. Unfortunately, they're only opening five tables to reservations, so you'll still have to use some charm to get seated. Not that that's ever been a problem...

411: 90 Bedford St (at Grove), 212-741-4695

Saturday
Jeff Koons at the Met
SATURDAY ROOFING

Jeff Koons at the Met

The Met tries its hand at a rooftop lounge, with cocktails, sandwiches and an enormous metallic-green balloon animal. The park view should cancel out the eerie feeling you're at an oversized child's birthday party.

Saturday
Tretorn Wellie Wagon
SATURDAY GALOSHING

Tretorn Wellie Wagon

The old-school Scandanavian clothing line is taking to the streets, with a pedal-powered wagon selling sneakers, boots and spring jackets. And unlike the usual street goods, you won't regret your purchase ten minutes later.

411: Apr 26, 10am to 5pm, Christopher Park (at Grove and Christopher)

Saturday
Mermaid Inn Opens for Brunch
SATURDAY FRITATTA

Mermaid Inn Opens for Brunch

The UWS sibling of the beloved clam shack unveils sidewalk seating and a brand new brunch, including Crab Benny and Eggs Latino, in case you're tired of Eggs Caucasian.

411: 568 Amsterdam Ave (between 87th and 88th), 212-799-7400

L'Uomo Closeout Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING

L'Uomo Closeout Sale

The West Village globetrotters lost their lease to Ralph Lauren, but their loss is your gain. Before they move to West 4th, they're clearing house with 50% to 70% off their stock of Italian designer shirts and jackets.

411: Through Apr 30, 383 Bleecker St (at Perry), 212-206-1844

Sunday
George Lois's Esquire Covers
SUNDAY TAKE COVERS

George Lois's Esquire Covers

MoMA takes us through a decade of legendary Esquire covers ('62 to '72, for the curious) in gallery form. Highlights include Muhammad Ali as St. Sebastian, Norman Mailer as King Kong and Nixon caught putting on makeup. Man at his best...

411: MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St (between 5th and 6th Ave), 212-708-9400

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