Things to do for December 18, 2008

The Weekender

Will Ferrell Live, Gratis Wine and Dreidels of Fury

The weekend isn't going anywhere that doesn't have a roaring fire.

Thursday
3 New Perks
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3 New Perks

For this week's batch of perky goodness, we've got 40 percent off a couple's massage class, 25 percent off all Bliss spa products and 30 percent off all polos (like Fred Perry and J. Lindeberg) from Fresh Polos. We've also got an extra 10 percent off a bulletproof polo. But you can't put a price on safety...

Leveraged Holiday Parties at Merchants
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Leveraged Holiday Parties at Merchants

Of course Merchants may not be your first choice of venue for a holiday soiree, but these days when someone offers us credit, we take it—especially when we're talking about a party. Bring twenty people for a two-hour open bar and the $1,000 tab you owe conveniently gets lost in the mail until next December.

70% Off Band of Outsiders, Woolrich and More
SALE-ING

70% Off Band of Outsiders, Woolrich and More

Gear from suit-and-tie champions Band of Outsiders, simple upscale sneaker hucksters Common Projects and plaid enthusiasts Woolrich Woolen Mills is up to 70 percent off. Things are looking up. Or at least looking good.

Dec 18-20, The News Showroom, 495 Broadway (at Broome), 5th floor

Friday
Panerai Opens in Midtown
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Panerai Opens in Midtown

The nautically flavored Italian watch brand has a new flagship store in Midtown, gathering the entire Panerai collection for the first time in New York. They've also brought a few Ferrari timepieces along for the ride, in case you're more of a motoring enthusiast than a sailor.

Now open, 545 Madison Ave (at 55th St), 212-888-8788

Saturday
Porn Week at Monkey Town
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Porn Week at Monkey Town

The last time you went to a short-film festival with titillating films, an homage to the amusing erotica of yesteryear and racy puppet shows... actually there was no last time.

Dec 20-23, Monkey Town, 58 N. 3rd St (between Wythe and Kent), Williamsburg, reserve at 718-384-1369

Sunday
Will Ferrell Broadway Tickets Go on Sale
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Will Ferrell Broadway Tickets Go on Sale

After lampooning Dubya for years on SNL, Will Ferrell takes his dim-witted frat boy impersonation to Broadway for a final salute/farewell to 43. Tickets go on sale Sunday—start strategerizing now.

Runs Jan 20-Mar 8, "You're Welcome America," Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St, 212-239-6200, tickets here

2008 Major League Dreidel Tournament
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2008 Major League Dreidel Tournament

As far as gambling games go, dreidel is sort of the indoor Jewish equivalent of shooting dice on the corner. This is your chance to take your game to the next level and spin the dreidel in a tourney set to live heavy metal covers of Hanukah songs. Go for the gelt...

Dec 21, 7pm, Fontana's, 105 Eldridge St (between Broome and Grand), 212-334-6740

Roll Back Your Stock's Value
VACATION ARBITRAGE

Roll Back Your Stock's Value

We hate to tell you this, but your portfolio isn't worth what it was in July. Unless you feel like going on vacation. Elite Island Resorts is accepting blue-chip stocks in exchange for vacations in Nevis, St. Lucia or a few other choice islands. And they're valuing your depressed stocks at their July 1 value. Now you can travel like it's 2007 all over again.

Trade stock for vacation, find out more at 800-858-4618 or here

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