Things to do for July 12, 2012

The Weekender

W.i.P., French Rooftops and Luminescence

Viva la Weekend.

Thursday
Endless Brunch Cocktails: 35 Bucks
PERK ALERT: LOBSTER ROLL, IT’S WHAT’S FOR BRUNCH

Endless Brunch Cocktails: 35 Bucks

Your weekend starts here: two hours of bottomless brunch cocktails... with a Maine lobster roll... at new LES seafood mecca Grey Lady... for 35 bucks. Also: 37% off date-worthy wine and charcuterie at Tribeca’s Maslow 6, and an exclusive champagne and pommes frites tasting at Winston’s. Enjoy responsibly.

An Endless Room of Light
LET IT BURN

An Endless Room of Light

Not everything needs a reason. Sandwiches come to mind. Also: this art installation, which has you immersing yourself in a room full of mirrors, lights and water that looks like infinite, starry outer space and feels like it never ends. Like 2001: A Space Odyssey, but around you. And with fewer apes.

Ace’s New Old-Timey Barbershop
BY A HAIR

Ace’s New Old-Timey Barbershop

Eventually, you’ll need a haircut. Hair’s funny that way. And when you get to that point, there’s no reason not to do it at this new West Coast import at the Ace Hotel. It’s got all the vintage-y charms your hair so appreciates. Plus proximity to your favorite lamb burger.

Now open, Rudy’s at the Ace Hotel, 14 W 29th St (between Broadway and 5th), 212-532-7200

The Shortly Awaited Return of W.i.P.
WIP IT GOOD

The Shortly Awaited Return of W.i.P.

No amount of petulant hip-hop douchebaggery can keep a good club down. And you’ll be happy to know that—thanks to some dubious but well-timed legal maneuvering—you’re now free to resume your regularly scheduled bottle-serviced, neon-tinged, techno dancery at W.i.P. Just remember to play nice.

Now reopened, W.i.P., 34 Vandam St (between Varick and 6th), 212-524-9600

50% Off Shipley & Halmos Spring Gear
SALE-ING

50% Off Shipley & Halmos Spring Gear

Yeah, still pretty damn toasty out there. Fortunately, this means knit D-ring belts, sockless oxfords and white jeans are still very much in play. Even fortunately-er, you can pick all that up for a song from the good lads of Shipley & Halmos this weekend. Remember, socks are the enemy.

Jul 12, noon-8pm; Jul 13, 10am-7pm; Jul 14, noon-5pm; Shipley & Halmos, 8 Greene St, 2nd Fl, 212-966-8781

Saturday
What Bastille Day Is All About
YES WE CANCAN

What Bastille Day Is All About

It’s that time again. That time where you celebrate the brave French souls who stormed the Bastille by dutifully consuming lobster medallions prepared by a trio of Michelin-starred Parisian chefs and champagne on a Chelsea rooftop. Yes, the ceremonial cancan dancers will be in attendance as well.

Jul 14, $120, Hôtel Americano, 518 W 27th St (between 10th and 11th), 212-525-0000

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