Things to do for October 23, 2008

The Weekender

Olsen Twins, Ice Skating and Spit-Roasted Cow

The weekend is a glass of cider on a cool, crisp day.

Thursday
3 New Perks
PERKS

3 New Perks

Need Giants/'Boys tickets? World Ticket Broker can get you inside the sold-out game, while GURU gives you an organic energy drink to keep you going through all four quarters. (Sadly, the facepaint hookup didn't come through in time.) If football isn't your game, we also have chefs and classes at Bon Appétit Supper Club for a different kind of action.

Halloween at the Box
TABLING

Halloween at the Box

If you're the planning type, you can get a front row seat for some late-capitalist debauchery at the Box's 1929-themed Halloween bash. Tables go on sale today, with payment to be made in cash, Euros or melted-down gold teeth.

Freemans Sporting Club Turns Two
BOBBING

Freemans Sporting Club Turns Two

The Freemans folk celebrate two years of hipster haberdashery with pumpkin-carving, apple-bobbing and hot apple cider. (We're hoping "hot" means "hard," but don't quote us.) Also, 10 percent off new arrivals like deck jackets and knit blazers to help you weather the autumn chill after the cider wears off.

11am-8pm, Oct 23, 8 Rivington St (between Bowery and Freeman Alley), 212-673-3209

Friday
Bryant Park Pond Opens for Skating
ICE ICE BABY

Bryant Park Pond Opens for Skating

You'll have to wait a little longer for the snow flurries and fake Santas, but this Midtown pond is fully frozen and ready for ice skaters and their reluctant boyfriends. Impromptu hockey games are discouraged but tolerated.

Opens Friday, Bryant Park (40th St at 6th Ave), 866-221-5157

Saturday
Cow Roast at the Sunburnt Cow
SPIT

Cow Roast at the Sunburnt Cow

This Alphabet City Aussie spot celebrates its fifth birthday by spit-roasting a whole cow on the street outside with roast vegetables and a two-hour open bar for a paltry $20. In case all those pig roasts weren't giving you a balanced diet...

Starting at noon, Oct 25-26, 137 Ave C (between 8th and 9th St), 212-529-0005

Monday
US Helicopter Fall Discount
HELICOPTERY

US Helicopter Fall Discount

One-way helicopter tickets from Newark and JFK to Manhattan (or back) are now an even $100 through the end of the year, as long as you book before Halloween. Think of it as an early treat.

Tuesday
Olsen Twins at Barnes & Noble
TWIN

Olsen Twins at Barnes & Noble

The distinguished thespians from famed actor's workshop "Full House" visit Union Square to talk about their new book Influence and take the next step in their master plan toward an all-Olsen new world order.

12:30pm, Oct 28, Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St (at Union Square North), 212-253-0810

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