Things to do for July 31, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend springs eternal.

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERK

1 New Perk

With gas prices at Carter-esque levels, Perks has your back with a direct line to hard-to-find Vespas and 10 percent off to throw toward gas money. All you have to do is venture out to Brooklyn, their natural habitat. (Not counting Milan.)

Thursday
dunhill Lands on Madison Ave
THURSDAY HILL PEOPLE

dunhill Lands on Madison Ave

This two-story Midtown flagship houses their full line of menswear, memorabilia like Truman Capote's famous Black and White Ball tuxedo and a bespoke shop in the basement if you want to walk away with a soon-to-be-famous suit of your own. Or at least something suitably notorious.

411: 545 Madison Ave (at 55th St), 212-753-9292

Friday
Midnight Movies at IFC
FRIDAY FILMING

Midnight Movies at IFC

This midnight screening of Riot on the Sunset Strip is part of IFC's series on LA hippie movies. Expect a lot of body-painting and references to "the reefer." And not just in the movie.

411: Midnight, August 1-2, 323 6th Ave (at W. 3rd St), 212-924-5246

Saturday
STK's Mini Big-Macs
SATURDAY SLIDERS

STK's Mini Big-Macs

The MPD steakhouse is giving ground meat a whirl with their new bar appetizer: Mini Big-Macs, whipped up from Wagyu beef, goat cheese and truffle oil, among other things. It should be the best option in the area—at least until Merkato starts serving McNuggets.

411: 26 Little W. 12th St (between Washington and 9th Ave), 646-624-2444

Saturday
In God We Trust
SATURDAY SALE-ING

In God We Trust

The devout LES boutique is clearing men's and women's samples, with 50 percent off men's classic button-downs from Hyden Yoo and the house brand to restore your faith in menswear.

411: August 2-3, 265 Lafayette St (between Prince and Spring), 212-966-9010

Sunday
The Thompson LES Opens...Sort Of
SUNDAY HOTELLERY

The Thompson LES Opens...Sort Of

This 18-story LES monster will feature a rooftop bar, an outdoor pool lounge and a global Chinese resto…when it finally opens. Right now, all you can do is book one of the handful of open rooms and admire the scenery when you walk through the lobby. And, at $299 for a single, it's still cheaper than an
apartment.

411: 190 Allen St (between Houston and Stanton), 212-460-5300

Wednesday
Joe Doe Opens
WEDNESDAY JOE

Joe Doe Opens

These low-key East Villagers are looking to grab some of the long brunch line at Prune. The good news: hearty brunch options like the Buffalo Brisket and Cincinnati Chili (not to mention dinner). The bad news: They're dry for the next few weeks, so you'll have to smuggle in your own OJ.

411: Opening for food previews August 6, 45 E 1st St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), 212-780-0262

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