Things to do for October 09, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend refuses to be moderated by Tom Brokaw.

Thursday
Kambi Ramen House
RAMENING

Kambi Ramen House

Shigeto Kamada, the genius behind the simple pork-and-simmering-broth elegance of Minca, opens up a second ramen spot designed by the same folks who built Ippudo. Chalk up one more entrant into the famous East Village ramen wars of '08. No license yet, so BYO a double magnum of sake.

Now open, 351 E. 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), 212-228-1366

Friday
Banksy's Whacked-Out Pet Store
FUR FEST

Banksy's Whacked-Out Pet Store

The first official show by notoriously reclusive art prankster Banksy is open for business. At the stand-alone Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, such exotic species as robot monkeys, swimming fish sticks and chicken nuggets that dip themselves are on display. Bring your own lunch.

Open 10am to midnight daily until Oct 31, 89 7th Ave South (between Bleecker and W. 4th St)

Saturday
Paul Smith Williamsburg
SMITHING

Paul Smith Williamsburg

Paul Smith opens his new permanent sample sale outpost in Williamsburg, with last season's goods 30 to 60 percent off and this season's looks trickling in over the next few weeks. You'll make out like a bandit—an impeccable but slightly whimsical bandit...

Now open, 280 Grand St (at Roebling), Williamsburg, 718-218-
0029

Diesel's Dirty 30 Anniversary Party
BLOWOUT

Diesel's Dirty 30 Anniversary Party

Diesel's planet-wide 30th birthday bash, dubbed Dirty Thirty, climaxes in NYC with a bang: five thousand people, performances by M.I.A., N.E.R.D. and Chaka Khan. Dress code: self-explanatory.

9pm, Oct 11, Pier 3, Brooklyn waterfront, tickets $50, available tomorrow at 10am at Union Square and Lexington (UES) stores, includes a pair of jeans

Sunday
Recovery at Beer Table
GERMANIA

Recovery at Beer Table

As an alternative to Bloodies and Benedicts, hit Beer Table for a hearty German sort of brunch that's guaranteed to cure hangovers: white sausage, Belgian waffles and a big beer. Think of it as hair of the German shepherd.

Brunch served Sundays, 12-4pm, 427 B 7th Ave (between 14th and 15th St), Park Slope, 718-965-1196

Pizza Eating Championship
CHOWDOWN

Pizza Eating Championship

The first annual World Pizza Eating Championship goes off in Times Square, giving new meaning to the term "pie hole" (more like pie canyon). Kobayashi and other champs from the hot dog, burger, burrito and sweet-corn circuits compete for $14,000 in sweet delicious cash.

Oct 12, 10am-1pm, Military Island, 43rd St at 7th Ave

Duncan Quinn's Oktoberfast
NEXT WEEKEND RESERVATIONS

Duncan Quinn's Oktoberfast

Plan next weekend's escape: Downtown tailor Duncan Quinn invites you to drive a Ferrari 360 Spyder up to a Catskills hunting lodge, where you'll drink vintage wines, eat gourmet food and shoot pool with like-minded hedonists. Like last weekend, but upstate.

Oct 17-19, $5,000, includes supercar, gas, insurance, accommodations, food, wine and "extras," RSVP to duncan@duncanquinn.com

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