Things to do for November 06, 2008

The Weekender

A Guggenheim Sleepover, Fry Fishing and a New Hog

Yes, the weekend can...

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's perk brings you a Tokyo-style nap-and-massage pod just off Columbus Circle so you can make up for the sleep you missed watching the late returns roll in.

Saturday
The New Hog Pit
REBIRTH

The New Hog Pit

The infamous MPD dive is reborn as a squeaky-clean Flatiron outpost with higher ceilings, bigger tables and the same loose morals. Oh, not to mention their dish du jour: honey-dipped bacon with a side of whip cream. You know you want it.

Opening Nov 8, 37B W. 26th St (between Broadway and 6th), 212-213-4871

Barneys Artisan Day
TRUNK

Barneys Artisan Day

The world's best boutique brands are converging on Barneys for an afternoon of under-the-radar goodies, including exclusive tees from Rogues Gallery, coat-waxing from Barbour and sunglass-engraving from Persol, in case your aviators feel a little impersonal.

12-5pm, Nov 8, Barneys, Men's Store (various floors) and Chelsea Passage (9th floor), 660 Madison Ave (at 61st), 212-826-8900

Monday
Brocabulary Release Party
BROTHERHOOD

Brocabulary Release Party

Celebrate the release of the finest reference work of our time—we're talking about Brocabulary, naturally—appearances from the literary critics at Penthouse and spirited discussion of the "Strippercratic Oath."

6-8pm, Nov 10, Penthouse Executive Club, 603 W. 45th St (between 11th and 12th Ave), RSVP here

New Year's Eve at the Guggenheim
SLEEPOVER

New Year's Eve at the Guggenheim

You just got a second chance at the quickly sold-out one-night hotel inside the Guggenheim. Snag a ticket at the Guggenheim Gala Auction on Monday and you'll get a private New Year's dinner party for ten courtesy of Olivier Cheng, with personalized live entertainment, a live feed from Times Square and a revolving bed where a lucky couple can spin in the New Year. We promise, Dick Clark will be jealous.

7-11pm, Nov 10, for gala tickets or remote bidding, call 212-360-4255 or email

Wednesday
Ted Baker
SALE-ING

Ted Baker

The London menswear magnate tries his hand at financial stimulus with men's cashmere sweaters for $175 and woven shirts, trousers and suits as low as $400—a record low.

11am-7pm, Nov 12-13; 9:30am-2pm, Nov 14, 215 Park Ave S. (between 17th and 18th St), 20th floor

The Mermaid Inn Fish Fry
FISHING

The Mermaid Inn Fish Fry

The uptown/downtown seafood shack is spicing up both locations with a New England-style fish fry, including Crispy Cod, Skillet-Fried Hush Puppies and industrial quantities of Old Bay.

Wednesdays, 568 Amsterdam Ave (between 87th and 88th), 212-799-7400 and 96 2nd Ave (between 5th and 6th St), 212-674-5870

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