Things to do for August 25, 2011

The Weekender

Tequila, Lobster Rolls and Glow-in-the-Dark Ping-Pong

Those aren’t aftershocks, they’re just the weekend.

Thursday
50% Off Ascot Chang
EXACT CHANG

50% Off Ascot Chang

It’s been a while since you and fall were in the same place at the same time. In case you forgot, she can be a bit chilly. So you’ll take the weekend (or month) to slightly augment your wardrobe. With things like sleeves. And the expertly tailored suits that occasionally come attached to them.

Now through the end of September, Mon-Sat, 9:30am-6pm, Ascot Chang, 110 Central Park S, 212-759-3333

Friday
Ed’s Lobster Bar Backyard
YARD SALE

Ed’s Lobster Bar Backyard

More is better. Especially when taken in the context of a lobster roll. Ed’s has extended the reach of their claws to Clinton Street, where their new Lobster Bar Annex includes two bars (one raw) and a 20-person backyard. You’ve always fancied yourself as something of an outdoorsman.

Saturday
An Academy of the Cocktail Arts
BAR EXAM

An Academy of the Cocktail Arts

We’re sending you back to college. Cocktail college. Apotheke’s holding open enrollment for the fall semester at their masters of mixology academy. The course offerings include: Prohibition-Era Cocktails, Intro to Mezcal and a GPA-boosting Swizzle Sticks 101. Your wall could always use another diploma.

Monday
A Six-Course Veracruz Tasting Menu
MEX LIFE

A Six-Course Veracruz Tasting Menu

Empellón cordially invites you to eat Mexico... one region at a time. See, every month they’ll be hosting a six-course, cocktail-paired, geographical-themed tasting. Next Monday, it’s Veracruz. So expect sweet potato garnachas, pork ribs, coconut arequipa and something called an Aztec Elixir. Which is probably tequila. But with magical properties.

Tuesday
Glow-in-the-Dark Ping-Pong
SPIN DOCTORS

Glow-in-the-Dark Ping-Pong

You’ve mastered the art (yes, it’s an art) of playing ping-pong while holding a beer. But don’t get too comfortable, because SPiN’s upping the challenge. While saving on their electric bill. On Tuesdays, they’ll shut off the lights for glow-in-the-dark ping-pong. And you’ll strongly consider investing in a pair of night-vision goggles.

Tuesdays, 10pm, SPiN, 48 E 23rd St, 212-982-8802

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