Things to do for January 08, 2009

The Weekender

Bulls, Meatballs and Bud Fox

The weekend is strong like bull.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week Perks brings you 15 percent off sold-out football playoff tickets and 25 percent off a ski weekend in Vermont (and yes, there's a hot tub involved).

Da Silvano Opens a Steakhouse
NIGHT SIZZLE

Da Silvano Opens a Steakhouse

We'll trade a cantinetta for a bistecca any day. Especially when it's from Da Silvano, priced for the times and serving simple pleasures like grass-fed chops, bison skirt steak and lamb ribs. Ah, sometimes it's the simple, meaty pleasures...

Da Silvano Bistecca, open now, 260 Avenue of the Americas (between Houston and Bleeker), 212-982-2343

Friday
80% Off at Gargyle
AFTERNOON SALE-ING

80% Off at Gargyle

The LES boutique that helps make sure your rakish look remains steadfastly intact throughout the weekend is clearing the decks, with a huge 80 percent off jackets, sweaters, shoes and more from Fred Perry, Yoko Devereaux and other brands not necessarily named after gentlemen of leisure.

Jan 8-9, Gargyle, 16A Orchard St (between Allen and Ludlow), 917-470-9367

Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Gets Bigger
CHEAP FEASTING

Frankies Spuntino 17 Clinton Gets Bigger

The always-mobbed, good-to-the-stomach, light-on-the-wallet, Italian comfort food stalwart may be a little less mobbed this weekend, since they've taken over the antique store next door, doubling their capacity to fifty. Which means your meatball waiting time should at least be cut in half. The catch: It's only open on the weekends. For now...

17 Clinton St (between Houston and Stanton), 212-253-2303

Saturday
Professional Bull Riders Take Manhattan
BULL

Professional Bull Riders Take Manhattan

MSG takes a break from the Knicks, Rangers and Kanye concerts to bring in some down-home boys (the top 45 in the world) to show you that there's more to riding the bull than lining up at Mason Dixon or Johnny Utah's.

Jan 9-11, Madison Square Garden, 212-307-7171

Sunday
Ssam Bar's New Egg Dishes
YOLKS

Ssam Bar's New Egg Dishes

Brunch has arrived at Ssam Bar, and Chang and co. are bringing you a few typically inventive egg dishes—like Scrapple with Fried Egg, Violet Mustard and Greens—that sort of sound like a game of Clue—albeit a very delicious game of Clue.

207 2nd Ave (at 13th St), 212-254-3500

Monday
Bud Fox vs. Lehman Brothers
GEKKO

Bud Fox vs. Lehman Brothers

What would Gordon Gekko do? Cinema Reagan pairs '80s flicks with the guest lecturers that love them. Watch Wall Street again for the first time, and then hear former Lehman Brothers Senior VP Marcus Haupt blame Gordon Gekko for everything. (We advise you to leave your Dick Fuld mask at home.)

Reagan Film Festival, first screening Jan 12, 7-10pm, DCTV, 87 Lafayette St (between White and Walker), 212-925-3429

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