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.
Things to do for February 05, 2009
Lobster Rolls, Lingerie and Kiwi Glory
The weekend knows things.
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.
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.
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.
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.