Things to do for December 22, 2011

The Weekender

Christmas at Eataly, Chinese Food and the Ainsworth Basement

The weekend is making a week of it.

Thursday
Custom Suiting Under a Sports Bar
SPORTS AUTHORITY

Custom Suiting Under a Sports Bar

If you’re going to the Ainsworth this weekend for the games, here’s something to do during halftime: sneak into the basement for a new tuxedo. Yes, there’s an underground tailor shop down there now. Also, a billiards table, flat-screens and a fully stocked bar. You know, in case your fitting stretches into the third quarter.

Cleaning Up at A.P.C. This Christmas
RETURN INVESTMENT

Cleaning Up at A.P.C. This Christmas

You’re going to get some awful gifts this year (your great-aunt can’t help herself). But that’s why we have receipts. So you’ll return the reindeer sweater/coffee-table book about tugboats and turn the holiday profits into half-off wares (think fur-lined wool coats) from A.P.C. Santa would’ve wanted it that way.

Through Jan 25, A.P.C., 131 Mercer St, 212-996-9685

The Nightmare Before Christmas
SANTA’S SLAY

The Nightmare Before Christmas

An alternative to spending the holidays with your family: a bunch of sickos known as Psycho Clan are operating a Christmas-themed haunted house. The setup: a deranged laboratory that’s doing experiments in fear. Expect lots of caroling.

Saturday
Christmas Eve Dinner in Eataly
WHEN IN ROME

Christmas Eve Dinner in Eataly

Well, what do you know... Eataly got you (and 199 other good little boys and girls) a Christmas present this year. They’re calling it the Eataly Holiday Dine Around. All six restaurants open just for you. All eight chefs cooking just for you. It’s the culinary equivalent of getting a pony.

Sunday
Chinese Food for Christmas
PEKING EARLY

Chinese Food for Christmas

For those sans Christmas tree on Sunday, Kutsher’s will be open for a “traditional” three-course Chinese food dinner. Included in the prix fixe: matzo ball wonton soup, steamed pastrami buns and sizzling skirt steak with Szechuan peppercorns. Finish with a fortune cookie. And a 10pm showing of Mission: Impossible 4.

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