Things to do for April 21, 2011

The Weekender

Meatballs, Pele and an Outdoor Brunch

The weekend is feeling a comeback.

Thursday
A Vaudevillian Cocktail Circus
BAR FLY

A Vaudevillian Cocktail Circus

You’ve heard the whispers coming out of Tribeca for months. Also: the circus sounds. And finally, Theater Bar opens the voluminous red velvet curtains to unveil its talented cast of flame-throwing, acrobatic mixologists to the public. At least the part of the public who like their cocktails juggled and set ablaze.

Opening Apr 21, Theater Bar, 114 Franklin St, 212-334-3633

Friday
80% Off at Assembly
SALE-ING

80% Off at Assembly

Passing up that vintage Swedish parka last winter: a regret. Getting it this weekend for 80% off: redemption. The Assembly basement sale is on this weekend to fill all your Endovanera and Robert Geller needs for the seasons far ahead. Patience is a virtue.

Apr 22-24, noon-9pm, Assembly, 170 Ludlow St, 212-253-5393

Late-Night Meatballs in Midtown
MEATPACKING

Late-Night Meatballs in Midtown

You’re wise to keep it simple regarding post-work unwinding. Cocktails. Conversation. Six kinds of meatballs. Stick around Midtown to try a veal variation with white wine porcini sauce and fresh sage at Gotham 50. Also: lobster mashed potatoes. At their simplest.

Saturday
The Village’s New Seafood Brunch Spot
BRUNCH MUSSELS

The Village’s New Seafood Brunch Spot

The Mussel Pot’s rear garden is now open for brunch. Which means you’ll sate yourself with a Lobster Omelette with fresh black truffles, an array of mussels and Guinness Battered Fish & Chips while surrounded by cascading rock waterfalls and koi ponds. Decadence is required when eating two meals at once.

Pelé Takes on Ethan Hawke at Pier 40
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

Pelé Takes on Ethan Hawke at Pier 40

Your soccer idols: Pelé, Cobi Jones and Ethan Hawke. So you’ll want to catch Hawke, Gael Garcia Bernal and other celebrities taking the field with the legends in NYFEST’s Celebrity Soccer Match. You’ll see freestyle juggling battles, silent auctions and Ethan’s killer bend. Also visible in the Gattaca deleted scenes.

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