Things to do for October 20, 2011

The Weekender

Coffee from Wolverine, Pizza from a Deep Fryer

In France, they call it le weekend.

Thursday
A Pop-Up Rock Shop at CBGB Gallery
GUITAR RIFF

A Pop-Up Rock Shop at CBGB Gallery

Good news if you were planning on dressing like the Ramones for Halloween: the old CBGB Gallery is now the Riff, a three-month pop-up of rock, fashion and rock fashion memorabilia. There’ll be clothes inspired by Steven Tyler (not office appropriate), vintage Gibson guitars on consignment and the Rolling Stones... in original signed lithograph form.

Through the end of the year, Riff at CBGB Gallery, 313 Bowery, 212-475-2752

A Coffee Shop Run by Wolverine
HUGH’S THE BOSS

A Coffee Shop Run by Wolverine

If you thought standing next to a topless Halle Berry was the high point of Hugh Jackman’s career so far, you may want to reconsider. The former Oscar host (and occasional X-Man) has just opened up a Tribeca coffee shop. Best case: it’s a high-quality cup of joe. Worst case: it’s still better than Van Helsing.

Friday
Flash-Fried Pizza on the Bowery
PIE CHART

Flash-Fried Pizza on the Bowery

Despite your lack of state fair experience, you’re well aware of the fact that everything can be deep-fried. Further reinforcing that hypothesis: Forcella, an infamous Williamsburg-based pizza joint that’s bringing their crispy Neapolitan pie (called the Montanara) to the Bowery. Also known as the fair grounds of Lower Manhattan.

Slated to open Oct 21, Forcella, 334 Bowery, 212-466-3300

A Superior Breed of Carry-Ons
BAGGAGE CLAIM

A Superior Breed of Carry-Ons

Looming in the distance: holiday travel season. A time of the year when nothing is more valuable than an aisle seat. Except perhaps a trusty backpack. Our humble suggestion: visit Lexdray’s pop-up this weekend for one of their sturdy, pocket-laden, Japanese-fleece-lined numbers. They’ll be the talk of the TSA this Christmas.

Sunday
A Rooftop Pig Roast from Ellabess
SPIT TAKE

A Rooftop Pig Roast from Ellabess

Your outdoor eating days are dwindling. So to celebrate the end of another alfresco season, Ellabess is setting up an all-you-can-eat pig roast on the Nolitan’s roof. Whole suckling hog. Bottomless beers. Infinite cookies. Think of it less as a meal and more as a hibernation prep course.

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