Things to do for August 04, 2011

The Weekender

Patios, Crab Boils and the World’s Biggest Sunday Brunch

The weekend has no plans to sign with the Eagles.

Thursday
Ditch Plains Launches a Crab Boil
SHELL STATION

Ditch Plains Launches a Crab Boil

You’re sick of plates. So round. So flat. So boring. Thankfully, Ditch Plains is putting their Atlantic blue crab buckets into play tonight. The pails come equipped with sweet Chesapeake crab meat, seafood-appropriate sides like jalapeño hush puppies and the kind of easy-to-carry handle you just won’t get with fine china.

Friday
Your Lost Hamptons Weekend
GREAT ESCAPE

Your Lost Hamptons Weekend

Your schedule this weekend: still surprisingly wide open. Just so happens, we’ve found the perfect last-minute fix. An off-the-wall, three-day festival of music, glamping (that’s glamorous camping) and culinary record smashing. Hey, it’s not a party until someone serves the world’s biggest Sunday brunch.

80% Off Groupe Seize sur Vingt
GROUPE RATE

80% Off Groupe Seize sur Vingt

Blazers, suits and sweaters. Not exactly the kinds of things you want to concern yourself with right now. But when the SoHo triumvirate of Seize sur Vingt, Troglodyte Homunculus and Wolf-Rayet hosts a semiannual sample sale, it’ll be your chance to build a better tomorrow. One wool sweater at a time.

Through Aug 14, Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sunday, noon-6pm, Groupe Seize sur Vingt Sample Sale, 78 Greene St, 212-625-1620

Saturday
The James Hotel’s Tanning Concierge
JAMES WORTHY

The James Hotel’s Tanning Concierge

Rooftop pools typically sell themselves. But on the off chance you need some extra motivation, meet the new tanning concierge at the James. He’ll prep your chaise, bring you water and text you when it’s time to turn over. So, yes, sort of like a human oven timer.

Casa Lever Grows a Patio
LEVER 2000

Casa Lever Grows a Patio

Now’s not the time to be eating your fried calamari indoors. And what do you know—Casa Lever agrees. See, they’ve hit a bit of a growth spurt this summer, and now suddenly sport a new outdoor bar, lounge and Milanese courtyard restaurant. Consider it a destination patio.

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