Things to do for July 28, 2011

The Weekender

Rooftops, Moonshine and Figure Four Leglocks

The weekend has begun the arduous process of picking a fantasy football team name.

Thursday
Hotel Giraffe’s New Rooftop Bar
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Hotel Giraffe’s New Rooftop Bar

Great, another rooftop lounge. No, seriously, great. See, Hotel Giraffe’s opening their 12th-floor, retractable roof terrace to the public for the first time. So you can finally stop by after work, unwind on a low-slung sofa bench and see what you’ve been missing. Apparently, amaro mojitos and salmon belly crudo.

The Most Violent Movie Screening Ever
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The Most Violent Movie Screening Ever

Movies typically end with credits. Rare exception: when they end with live battle royals. See, the stars of the wrestling documentary Fake It So Real will be on hand for tonight’s outdoor premiere at Crown Vic. When the film concludes, they’ll start body slamming each other. And taking some light Q&A.

Friday
Fatty ’Cue’s Central Park Pullcart
FAT CHANCE

Fatty ’Cue’s Central Park Pullcart

Central Park. Always good for a jog. Or some Shakespeare. But pulled-pork sandwiches, not so much. Here to right that wrong: Fatty ’Cue, who’ve opened their maiden food cart inside the park at Bethesda Terrace. If you’re not sure exactly where that is, just follow the wafting aroma of pork shoulder.

Growlers to Go at Grand Central
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Growlers to Go at Grand Central

You like to treat Friday’s commute home as a celebration. Which is fitting, because starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to pick up a growler for the train at Beer Table Pantry in Grand Central. The new brew shop will be stocking six regional drafts, 65 international bottles and plenty of brown paper bags.

Wednesday
Bringing Back Prohibition at Apotheke
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Bringing Back Prohibition at Apotheke

You missed Prohibition the first time around, but worry not. Apotheke’s faithfully recreating America’s driest era every Wednesday night. The door’s password protected (try “revolver” or “white lightning”), but once inside, you’ll be able to sip moonshine from a mason jar without the threat of jail time. Blindness, though, still a risk.

Wednesdays, 6:30-10pm, Apotheke, 9 Doyers St, 212-406-0400

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