Things to do for January 17, 2013

The Weekender

Shade Your Eyes. Eat Some Pasta. It’s the Weekend.

How to succeed in weekend without really trying...

Thursday
33% Off Nice Things for Your Body
PERK ALERT

33% Off Nice Things for Your Body

First, we’d like you to undress. And then accept a bonus $50 toward clothes from Gant, McNairy and more at the online handsomeness shop Wittmore. Next, pick out some nifty water-and-wind-repellent pants and coats for over 30% off. And for the final touch: slide on these HD-video-camera-equipped sunglasses. There. You’re set.

RivaBella Is Open. You Should Go.
FOR WHOM THE ’BELLA TOLLS

RivaBella Is Open. You Should Go.

When the guys behind BOA partner up with the chef from Angelini Osteria... not to get all dramatic about it, but whatever you’re doing is probably less important than going to that place immediately and eating pasta. RivaBella is that place. There’s a nice patio and a wine cave. And pasta.

The Hudson’s Back. There’s a Party.
HUDSON HAWK

The Hudson’s Back. There’s a Party.

No. You didn’t have withdrawal symptoms while the Hudson was closed for a three-week spruce-up. Definitely no eye twitching or anything. Still, you might be happy to know that it returns this evening with open ceilings, a bike rack, Stumptown coffee and new cocktails—which are all half off tonight. And... cease twitching.

Friday
This Isn’t a Pop-Up. Yes It Is. Sorta.
POP ART

This Isn’t a Pop-Up. Yes It Is. Sorta.

It was sort of big news when Old Soul popped up to do dinner in the Square One Dining space for a while. Call this... more populated news. The new dinner situation has a different chef every week, Thursday through Sunday. Some of them have been on TV. But you knew that.

Saturday
Globe Specs for Your Eyeballs
GOLDEN GLOBE

Globe Specs for Your Eyeballs

If you haven’t heard of Globe Specs, that’s because they’ve only been available in Tokyo. Until now—Self Edge exclusively sells them stateside. They look good. They help you see in the sun. And you’ll be the only person wearing them. Except for other people who go to Self Edge.

Tuesday
Grilled Cheese Nights at Taste
ALL UP IN YOUR GRILLED

Grilled Cheese Nights at Taste

Your favorite day of the weekend is now officially... Tuesday. That’s when Taste on Melrose brings out the menu of grilled cheese sandwiches. They change each week, but expect them to incorporate sausage, short rib, prosciutto or pears. We trust you’ll follow up and confirm.

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