Things to do for November 20, 2008

The Weekender

Nudity, Brunch and Deals Deals Deals

The weekend never needs a government bailout.

Thursday
Gucci Watches
WATCHING

Gucci Watches

Ninety percent off is enough to turn an accessory into a must-have, provided you get there on time. Which is sort of the point.

8am-8pm, Nov 20-21, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St (between 6th and 7th Ave), 5th floor

Friday
Kinsey's Women
RESEARCH

Kinsey's Women

The aptly named Wild Project takes a stroll through the archives of the famous sex scientist Alfred Kinsey and ends up with an exhibition somewhere between science and pornography. (Luckily, we're fans of both.)

Nov 21-22, The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St (between Ave A and B), 212-228-1195

Sweet & Lowdown
AMERICANA

Sweet & Lowdown

This oak-hued LES spot honors American boozing with domestic wines, new rare beers introduced every week and Colorado beef tartare. We recommend heading straight to the back room where you can take in raw wood tables and Bordeaux-red walls adorned with street art...because nothing's more American than red wine, red meat and graffiti.

Opening Nov 21, 123 Allen St (at Delancey), 212-228-7746

Saturday
The Polar Rink at the Natural History Museum
ICE ICE BABY

The Polar Rink at the Natural History Museum

The UWS's most popular museum becomes the UWS's most popular ice skating spot, complete with synthetic ice, pine boughs and seventeen-foot stainless steel polar bear guaranteed to scare the hot chocolate out of your date's kid brother.

Opening Nov 22 at 11am, Central Park West at 79th St, 212-769-5200

Sunday
Brunch at the Kingswood
BRUNCHING

Brunch at the Kingswood

The Aussie resto's Brit chef takes on the morning meal and comes away with coffee donuts, pineapple carpaccio and the potential for one of the best brunch scenes in the city.

11am-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 121 W. 10th St (between 6th Ave and Greenwich), 212-645-0018

La Perla
WEEKEND SALE-ING

La Perla

You can get your holiday lingerie shopping done early with up to 75 percent off one of our favorite Italian lingerie brands, but the sample sale environment means that saying "she's about your size" will provoke an even more aggressive response than usual.
411: 9am-6pm, Nov 24-28, 260 5th Ave (between 28th and 29th), 212-725-5400

Nicholas K

This down-tempo line's end-of-season sale offers shirts from $40 to $80 and big-collared outerwear as low as $60.
411: 9:30am-8pm, Nov 20-21; 11am-6pm, Nov 22-23, 33 W. 17th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)

Surface to Air

This sale offers up to 75 percent off coats, denim and scarves, and a guest collection cloaked in secrecy...and merino wool.
411: Noon-7pm, Nov 21-22, 5 Crosby St 6D (between Howard and Grand), 6th floor, cash only

Obedient Sons' 16-Hour Pop-up

The avant-prepsters try their hand at a Soho pop-up shop with up to 50 percent off wholesale merch, including jackets spiced up with gold leaf...which we hear is a good investment these days.
411: 10am-6pm, Nov 22-23, 237 Lafayette St (between Prince and Spring)

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