Things to do for May 29, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend feels unnaturally short.

Thursday
3 New Perks
THURSDAY PERKS

3 New Perks

This week's perks bring you FIJI water, the world's rarest watches, an inside ticket to some of the city's best jazz and TableXchange tables at Morandi, Lupa and Buddakan. At least you'll get there hydrated and on time.

Thursday
Odin
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Odin

The trendsetting boutique begins its summer-long sale this week, with 30-40% off items from Trovata, Shipley & Halmos and Oliver Spencer, as well as a single size 44 Rag & Bone three-piece suit at the SoHo branch. And if the suit fits…
411:199 Lafayette St (between Kenmare and Broome), 212-966-0026; 328 E. 11th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), 212-475-0666

News Showroom Super Sample Sale
This best-of-summer sale boasts $10 jeans from Cheap Monday and high-end reinforcements from Band of Outsiders, Rogues Gallery and yet more Shipley & Halmos. (Those kids get around.)
411: Through May 31, 10-6pm, 495 Broadway (at Broome), 5th Floor, 212-925-9700

BBlessing One Day Sale
The deals are to the swift at the LES archivists' one-day sale, with 40% off all spring and summer collections, including Obedient Sons, Raf Simons and Giacometti. The sale is private, but UD is always invited…

411: 1-10pm, 181 Orchard St (between Houston and Stanton), 212-378-8005

Friday
Manhattanhenge
FRIDAY ASTRONOMY

Manhattanhenge

Once a year, the Manhattan grid comes into astronomical alignment with the sun, and city dwellers are treated to a sunset that lines up with crosstown streets. We suggest a sidewalk picnic, some discreet open containers and a few fond gazes directed toward New Jersey.

411: May 30, sunset at 8:16pm; best viewing is at 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th, as far East as possible

Friday
Big Apple Barbecue Tickets
FRIDAY RIB TICKETS

Big Apple Barbecue Tickets

In a mere ten days, the city's best barbecue minds—including pit masters from Blue Smoke, Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ—are descending on Madison Square Park for a sauce-fueled orgy of pork. But unlike the more casual outdoor affairs, you'll want a FastPass—they're only available until this Saturday—to dodge the Shake Shack-sized lines.

411: June 7-8, Madison Square Park, FastPass guarantees exclusive access to express lines and $100 redeemable in food, drinks and merchandise, available through May 31

Saturday
JACK*%SS
SATURDAY MARKSMANSHIP

JACK*%SS

This performance art gallery show features photographs from performance artist Chris Burden (think Warhol meets Evel Knievel), famous for crawling through broken glass and being shot in the arm in the name of art. Other featured artists include Yves Klein and Vito Acconci, photographed undertaking moderately less dangerous stunts.

411: Through Aug 1, Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 W. 24th St, 212-647-9111

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