Things to do for May 15, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is tentatively preparing to wear shorts.

Thursday
3 New Perks
THURSDAY PERKS

3 New Perks

Perks is well-shod this week with slippers from Stubbs & Wootton, oxfords from Gordon Rush and a little of everything from our old friend Ralph Lauren. And, as always, a few choice tables from TableXchange.

Friday
Lantern Thai Does Manhattan
FRIDAY NIGHT THAI

Lantern Thai Does Manhattan

This Gramercy Thai spot comes by way of Brooklyn with eye-popping arboreal décor, ready to test the borough's mettle with their infamously spicy Tamarind Duck. And yes, that is a dare.

411: 311 2nd Ave (at 18th St), 212-777-2770

Friday
Helmut Lang
FRIDAY SALE-ING

Helmut Lang

Minimalist designs meet minimalist prices, with the Austrian icon offering sample sale discounts and highlights from Rag & Bone.

411: through May 16, 10am to 7pm, 261 W. 36th St (between 7th and 8th Ave), 2nd Floor

Friday
100 Lafayette
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER

100 Lafayette

This Chinatown party spot comes direct from the rock-addled brain of Andrew W.K., with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy stepping in for some cred-boosting disco nights. We're a little wary, but disco's never steered us wrong before...

411: 100 Lafayette (between Walker and White)

Steamed Hen Egg and a Bloody Mary
WEEKEND BRUNCHING

Steamed Hen Egg and a Bloody Mary

The West Village's own Bar Blanc debuts brunch with Steamed Hen Egg over Polenta, while Nolita favorite Elizabeth is serving a revamped Bloody Mary spiced with truffle salt, horseradish, wax bean and caperberries. Which raises the eternal question: food or booze? (Don't think too long.)

411: Bar Blanc, 142 W. 10th St (between Waverly Pl and Greenwich Ave), 212-255-2330; Elizabeth, 265 Elizabeth St (between Houston and Prince), 212-334-2426

Saturday
60 Thompson's Rooftop Bar
SATURDAY ROOFING

60 Thompson's Rooftop Bar

Dubbed A60, one of our favorite rooftop drinking scenes in the city is once again opening up to guests of 60 Thompson and whoever's lucky enough to get their hands on an access card. Fortunately, the card reader is still not immune to your charms.

411: 60 Thompson (between Spring and Broome), 212-431-0400

Monday
Blue Crab Mondays at the Hideaway
MONDAY CRUSTACEAN

Blue Crab Mondays at the Hideaway

With crab season kicking in once again, this Tribeca spot is flying in bundles of blue crabs fresh from the Chesapeake and serving them over butcher paper with just Old Bay and vinegar for seasoning (to taste, naturally) and a mallet for cracking them open. Time to brush up on your hammering skills.

411: Sundays and Mondays until Labor Day, The Hideaway, 185 Duane St (at Greenwich), 212-334-5775

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