Things to do for August 28, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Finally, some recognition for all that labor...

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERK

1 New Perk

Whether it's tennis, Broadway or MSG, we've got a guy (okay, a website) who can get you the primo, sold-out, line-free tickets you know you deserve.

Thursday
The New Lounge at Socialista
THURSDAY PARTY LINE

The New Lounge at Socialista

Socialista's downstairs has been closed for a while—planning for the revolution, we assumed—but it's gotten a second life as a lounge, opening quietly today for some not-so-quiet weekly parties.

411: Thursdays, 505 West St (between Jane and Horatio), 212-929-4303

Friday
US Open at Madison Square Park
FRIDAY PARKING

US Open at Madison Square Park

If you can't make it out to Flushing, you can always catch a few matches on the live feed in the park, with bleachers and a big screen to convince you you're there, and concession stands from Hill Country and Shake Shack to remind you why you aren't.

411: Aug 29-Sept 7, Madison Square Park, 1 23rd St (at Broadway), 212-538-6667

Freemans Sporting Club Short Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING

Freemans Sporting Club Short Sale

This short and sweet sale is giving 25 percent off all short-sleeve button-downs, henleys, polos and, naturally, shorts. Here's hoping global warming gives you a few more chances to wear them. 
411: Sept 2-16, 8 Rivington St (between Bowery and Christie), 212-673-3209

Barneys New York
This Barneys sale has been going on for weeks, but this weekend is when the especially bargain-minded folks head over. By Saturday afternoon, markdowns should top 70 percent, and the Chelsea warehouse will be ripe for plunder.

411: Aug 30, 255 W. 17th St (between 7th and 8th), 212-450-8400

Monday
Shipley & Halmos Things
MONDAY BOW TIES

Shipley & Halmos Things

The ex-Trovata prepsters think outside of the shirts/pants box with their new line of accessories, including an embossed wallet, an oxblood leather briefcase and a few restrained bow ties that may have you reconsidering your dedication to the Windsor.

411: Available now at Barneys New York, 660 Madison (between 60th and 61st), 212-754-7940

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