Things to do for February 05, 2009

The Weekender

Lobster Rolls, Lingerie and Kiwi Glory

The weekend knows things.

Thursday
4 New Perks
PERKS

4 New Perks

This week Perks brings you an overflowing gift basket to help deal with this Valentine's Day business—lingerie, unmentionable accoutrements and flowers. Approach with wild abandon.

Friday
Breadlines and Champagne at Film Forum
DUST BOWL

Breadlines and Champagne at Film Forum

As we teeter on the brink of economic craziness, go get a little perspective at Film Forum—they're screening a month of Depression-era films, from dark Hooverville epics to upbeat screwball comedies, starting at 35 cents a flick. Misery loves company, or at least movies about misery.

Runs Feb 6-Mar 5, check the site for showtimes, 209 W. Houston St (at 6th Ave), 212-727-8110

Waitangi Prix Fixe at Nelson Blue
ZEAL

Waitangi Prix Fixe at Nelson Blue

Your favorite Kiwi brasserie in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge is celebrating Waitangi Day (NZ's 4th of July) with a recession-friendly $25 prix fixe of chowder, five-spice lamb shank and cobbler. Just don't make any cracks about their country's lack of mineral exports.

All day, Feb 6, 235 Front St (at Peck Slip), 212-346-9090

Saturday
75 Percent Off Paul Smith
SALE-ING

75 Percent Off Paul Smith

London gentleman, clothier and foppish dandy Paul Smith is brandishing his wares at a more than decent 75 percent off. Suits, shirts, cashmere, jeans and even rakish charm will be discounted.

411: Sale runs Feb 6-8, 108 5th Ave (at 16th St), 212-627-9770 and 142 Greene St (near Prince), 646-613-3060

50 Percent Off Almost Everything at Kesner 

Upscale West Village menswear den Kesner, home of swanked-out favorites like Spurr, Tim Hamilton and Patrik Ervell suits, is putting just about the entire store on sale for half off. Well, the clothing at least—we think they're keeping their furniture.

Ongoing, 524 Hudson St (between Charles and 10th St), 212-206-6330

Sunday
Mermaid Inn's Blue Plate Special
BLUE PLATE

Mermaid Inn's Blue Plate Special

On the heels of our recent seafood discovery, we bring you news of another oceanic deal—East Village seafood staple Mermaid Inn (no actual mermaids involved) is dishing out a rotating monthly special. Up first in February: an overstuffed lobster sandwich and a Blue Point beer for a cool 20 bucks.

Every night 5:30-7pm, 96 2nd Ave (near 6th St), 212-674-5870 and 568 Amsterdam Ave (near 87th), 212-799-7400

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