Things to do for October 16, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend drinks double bourbon with champagne chasers.

Friday
The Randolph's Sandwich Menu
BAR SNACK

The Randolph's Sandwich Menu

The downtown cocktail hang introduces a new bar menu to complement its subzero Moscow Mules. Designed by Walter Momente, owner of Soho's Italian sandwich destination Alidoro, expect a panini and antipasti spread to rival, well, Alidoro. The menu, like the cocktails, will be served into the wee hours...

New menu launches Friday, The Randolph at Broome, 319 Broome St (at Chrystie), 212-274-0667

Braeburn Opens
DATE SPOTTING

Braeburn Opens

Harrison chef Brian Bistrong opens Braeburn, your new West Village date spot. Think American comfort, with a bit of French rigidity to keep everything in line. The seasonal menu features a bounty of produce from Bistrong's orchard and garden in CT, and the space is anchored by a fifteen-person eat-in (and drink-in) wine cellar.

Opens Friday, Braeburn, 117 Perry St (at Greenwich), 212-255-0696

Saturday
Edward Green Trunk Show
SOLE SEARCHING

Edward Green Trunk Show

Esteemed cobbler Edward Green is going bespoke for his Friday trunk show. You choose the shape, sole and material, and the British shoemaker handcrafts a pair that will be ready in time for your New Year's bash. For those needing more instant gratification, champagne will be served.

10am-11pm, Oct 18, Leffot, 10 Christopher St (at Gay), 212-989-4577

Duckie Brown Sample Sale
SALE-ING

Duckie Brown Sample Sale

Duckie Brown, your favorite creator of irreverently tinged classics (overcoats, button-downs) and freaky fashion concoctions (think the Matrix and ridiculously fashionable bike messengers) opens the archive for its first-ever sample sale. That means 75 percent off samples from their past seven seasons.
411:Cash only, noon-5pm, Oct 18, Penthouse at the Royalton Hotel, 44 W. 44th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)

Bblessing Sample Sale
Boutique-y menswear spinsters Bblessing are unloading so much Rag & Bone, Raf Simons, Adam Kimmel and other designers' goods that they had to move it offsite and away from the comfort of their stylish den. Expect up to 80 percent off everything from sweaters and button-downs to your new favorite tie.

Noon-7pm, Oct 17-18, 5 Crosby St, Suite 6D (between Howard and Grand), 212-378-8005

92Y Tribeca Opens
Y NOT

92Y Tribeca Opens

Famed cultural center 92nd St Y's new downtown branch opens its doors with 18 Nights of Inspiration, a series of music, film and comedy with Lou Reed, Adam Yauch (aka, one-third of the Beastie Boys), They Might Be Giants and other mental noshing.

Opens Oct 18, 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St (at Canal), 212-601-1000

Sunday
Oyster Fest '08
SHUCKING

Oyster Fest '08

Brooklyn's Café on Clinton celebrates aphrodisiacs on the half shell. Five varieties get grilled, fried, baked or served up raw. An ensuing block party and $2 Blue Point lagers close the weekend with a buzz.

Noon-6pm, Oct 19, Café on Clinton, 268 Clinton St (between Verandah and Warren), 718-625-5908

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