Things to do for June 01, 2012

The Weekender

Lobster, Rooftops and Bill Shakespeare

It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s how you spend your weekend.

Friday
The Kobe Beef of the Sea
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The Kobe Beef of the Sea

There’s a new lobster in town. No, that’s not a euphemism. It’s the Fourchu, reared in the hardscrabble waters of Nova Scotia. It’s a firmer meat that’s being served at Daniel, Blue Hill and ABC Kitchen, among others, or you can grab one to cook at home. Commence Annie Hall–esque montage.

Available now at Aqua Best, 276 Grand St (between Eldridge and Forsyth), 212-285-1422

Cocktails High Atop the Wythe Hotel
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Cocktails High Atop the Wythe Hotel

The Aviation: maybe you’ve tried it. A delightful summer cocktail made of gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, lemon juice and sweeping outdoor views of Manhattan from a pristine rooftop at Williamsburg’s newest hotel. Or maybe that’s just this Aviation... The Wythe Hotel rooftop bar is open. Don’t forget moonscreen.

It’s Amazing Outside. Let’s Drink.
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It’s Amazing Outside. Let’s Drink.

No self-respecting LES bar would be caught dead without a giant-clock-adorned, punk-inspired patio this summer. And since the blue-happy revelers of Bantam are just chock-full of self-respect, they’ve got a thousand square feet of cheery drinking space for you. And probably a few other people, too.

Now open, The Patio at Bantam, 17 Stanton St (near Chrystie), 212-677-5555

Sunday
Orchard Street, Now with Astroturf
TURF WARS

Orchard Street, Now with Astroturf

Sometimes you miss the old days. When pushcarts and mustachioed artisans lazily roamed the LES. This festival is going to be just like that, except with at least 37% more Meatball Shop, Spin ping-pong tournaments, linen-pants-buying opportunities and astroturfed streets. God you miss the good old days.

Jun 3, noon-5pm, DayLife, Orchard St (between Delancey and Houston)

Tuesday
Shakespeare: It’s On
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Shakespeare: It’s On

Jury’s still out on whether all the world is actually a stage. But what’s definitely a stage: the stage in Central Park, where Shakespeare in the Park is back for the summer. As You Like It will be filling all your outdoor soliloquery needs starting Tuesday. You and your needs...

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