Things to do for October 02, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend gives credit where credit is due.

Thursday
3 New Perks
PERKS

3 New Perks

You seem tense. This week's perks are here to quiet your nerves with a roof deck-equipped spa trip, a McEnroe tennis social and an inside deal on Tom Ford's sunglasses. Future's so bright...

Pimps and Pinups Comes to Soho
PIMPING

Pimps and Pinups Comes to Soho

These masters of the Winehouse bouffant are setting up shop in New York with a black-lacquered hair salon serving booze and whipping up hairstyles you've only seen in movies. It's out there, but crazy times call for crazy hair.

Opening Oct 2, 101 Stanton St (between Ludlow and Orchard), 646-861-3766

Friday
Shacktoberfest Begins
SHACK ATTACK

Shacktoberfest Begins

Shake Shack's three-week celebration kicks off with pumpkin custard, German-chocolate custard and, naturally, all the bratwurst you can dream up. Mercifully, they've left out the accordion music this time around.

Oct 3-Oct 24, Madison Square Park (Madison and 23rd), 212-889-6600

Saturday
Nelson Blue's Kiwi Pig Party
SPIT

Nelson Blue's Kiwi Pig Party

It wouldn't be a full weekender without another pig roast. This time around, New Zealand's own Nelson Blue is celebrating Kiwi culture with free beer, corn on the cob, potato salad and 150 pounds of sweet-smelling pork for just $15. It might be your last chance at an outdoor cookout...until next week, anyway.

Begins at noon, Oct 4, 235 Front St (at Peck Slip), 212-346-9090

Secession Preview Night
SEPARATISTS

Secession Preview Night

David Bouley's new Mediterranean bistro—in the space formerly known as Danube —is kicking off with a $25 all-you-can-eat bash of champagne, oysters and parfaits. They're keeping things reined in with a strict two-and-a-half-hour window, but if you apply yourself, that should be plenty of time.

5:30-8pm, Oct 4, 30 Hudson St (between Duane and Reade), 212-791-3771

Monday
Magnolia Bakery's Midtown Launch
MONDAY CUPCAKING

Magnolia Bakery's Midtown Launch

The infamous cupcake magnates are extending their grasp to the city's business center. Sadly, the days of the 5,000 cupcake bonus may already be over.

Opens Oct 6, 1240 Avenue of the Americas (at 49th)

dunhill
SALE-ING

dunhill

The British leather artisans unveil their economic stimulus package, with at least 75 percent off suits, overcoats, cashmere sweaters and various leather goods.

Oct 7-Oct 9, Flatotel, 135 W. 52nd St (between 6th and 7th Ave), 5th Floor, Suite B, 212-887-9400

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