Things to do for May 01, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is flush with Mexican pride.

Thursday
2  New Perks
THURSDAY PERKS

2 New Perks

This week brings you reservations from TableXchange and bags from Morgan Grays, so you can be sure to have the nicest doggie bag in the room.

Thursday
El Quinto Pino's Five Kegs
THURSDAY BASQUING

El Quinto Pino's Five Kegs

The Chelsea tapas bar has gotten its hands on five kegs of Txakoli, a little-known, crisp white wine from the Basque region of Spain. Eight bucks will get you a tumbler-full while supplies last. Solo cups available upon request.

411: 401 W. 24th St (at Ninth), 212-206-6900

Saturday
Kentucky Derby at Johnny Utah's
SATURDAY DERBY

Kentucky Derby at Johnny Utah's

The noted bull-enthusiasts break out the 150-inch screens for the Run of the Roses, with Belmont tickets going to whoever sports the best Derby hat, and an OTB located across Rockefeller Plaza for the off-track Southern gentleman in us all.

411: May 3, starting at 3:30pm, 25 W. 51 St (at Rockefeller Plaza), 212-265-8824

Wednesday
Sports Museum Opens
WEDNESDAY SPORT

Sports Museum Opens

The first museum devoted to all sports opens in FiDi this week, and there's no reason to miss it. You know, as long as there isn't a game on.

411: 26 Broadway (at Morris), 212-747-0900

Wednesday
Superheroes at the Met
WEDNESDAY WEBBING

Superheroes at the Met

The Met's Costume Institute kicks off spring with an Armani-sponsored look at superhero costumes, drawing parallels with avant-garde fashion and explaining why you should never wear those Spider-Man pajamas in public again.

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