Things to do for March 10, 2011

The Weekender

LaFrieda Steak, Moscow Mules and Steve Martin

The weekend feels pretty good about its bracket.

Thursday
An Olde Tyme Happy Hour at Dutch Kills
KILL SHOT

An Olde Tyme Happy Hour at Dutch Kills

Things that make sense: a bar that fancies itself an 1890s saloon introducing a happy hour with “back in the day”–priced drinks. So you’ll block out some post-work time to be in Long Island City, where handcrafted Moscow Mules and Rum Bucks can be procured for $8. Or 160 nickels.

Sun-Thu, 5-7pm, Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, 718-383-2724

Friday
80% Off James Perse
SALE-ING

80% Off James Perse

Spring’s imminent. Thus you may suddenly find yourself in the market for a new pair of canvas pants or a few pre-laundered textured polos. Something formal enough for Bethpage Black. And comfortable enough for waiting in line at Shake Shack.

Mar 11-13, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm, James Perse, 382 W Broadway

Saturday
How a Burger Joint Does Brunch
BARREL ROLL

How a Burger Joint Does Brunch

When weekend brunch calls, the last place you expect to answer is a NoHo burger joint. But with a menu that includes short rib hash and a smoked salmon, scrambled egg and caramelized onion Leo pizza, you’re prepared to enter into conversation.

Monday
Japanese Surf and Turf at Niko
TURF WAR

Japanese Surf and Turf at Niko

Anytime you navigate through a Monday in one piece, well, that deserves some sort of award. So you’ll stop by Niko and let them treat you to a Monday surf and turf of LaFrieda sirloin, fresh Maine lobster and roasted bone marrow. Your trophy case could always use more bone marrow.

Mondays, Niko, 170 Mercer St, 212-991-5650

Tuesday
Steve Martin and His Banjo at Joe’s Pub
MY BLUEGRASS HEAVEN

Steve Martin and His Banjo at Joe’s Pub

Over the years, you’ve come to rely on Steve Martin for several things. Physical comedy. Acceptable Oscar hosting. Holding the spare keys to your apartment. Also, Grammy-winning banjo playing. Which he’s putting on display at Joe’s Pub next week. The pyrotechnic-filled “King Tut” encore will change you.

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