Things to do for March 12, 2009

The Weekender

Free Dinner, School Girls and a Brand-New Hotel Bar

The weekend is staging a last-minute rally.

Thursday
Gilded Age at 75% Off
SALE-ING

Gilded Age at 75% Off

The retro-Americana outfitters are offering 70 to 75 percent off flannels, jeans and everything else in stock—the vast majority of which is not actually gold-plated.

Mar 12-14, 11 E. 4th St (between Broadway and Lafayette), #2F, 212-228-7747

Friday
The Cooper Square Hotel Bar Opens
SOFT OPENING

The Cooper Square Hotel Bar Opens

EVill's newest glass tower is still short a restaurant, but they're rolling out the next best thing: their very own hotel bar. The second-floor lounge is now open with a mild 11pm last call that they make up for with a back garden filled with bamboo shrubs, Zen gravel and pleasantly sauced European women.

Now open, 25 Cooper Square (at E. 5th and Bowery), 2nd floor, 212-475-5700

Saturday
PDT Introduces Gourmet Corn Dogs
DOGGING

PDT Introduces Gourmet Corn Dogs

The bacon-wrapped institution answers your late-night prayers with a new corn dog made from a mushroom-like corn spore called huitlacoche, courtesy of Tailor's Sam Mason. Add in some new Crif gear and a few new cocktails (like the gin-soaked Blackthorn Rose) and you'll forget you're eating a mushroom-like corn spore called huitlacoche.

Available this weekend, 113 St Marks Pl (between Ave A and 1st Ave), 212-614-2728

Partners & Spade's Drawathon
SKETCH

Partners & Spade's Drawathon

Noho's most mischievous pop-art mart is going live. Sharpie impressionist Jason Polan will be spending his Saturday in their shop window, doing sketches of whatever you want for $20 a pop. We suggest something whimsical… like a bull market.

Mar 14, 11am-6pm, 40 Great Jones St (W. of Bowery), 646-861-2927

Sunday
Co. Opens for Brunch
POACHING

Co. Opens for Brunch

Chelsea's buzziest new pizza tour de force is going the brunch route with a special Sunday pie called the Bird Nest, topped with béchamel, buffalo mozzarella, Gruyère, asparagus and two poached eggs. Sadly, the Bloody Mary Calzone is still a work in progress.

Mar 15, 11am-10pm, 230 9th Ave (at W. 24th St), 212-243-1105

Monday
School Girls and Free Tequila Shots
GOSSIP

School Girls and Free Tequila Shots

Gossip Girl continues to infect the UES, as mild-mannered restaurant Park Avenue Winter celebrates its cameo on the show by dishing out free dinners and tequila shots to anyone dressed as a schoolgirl. (We hear this is also big in Japan.)

Valid on/after 9:30pm for parties smaller than five, Mar 16-20, 100 E. 63rd St, 212-644-1900

Tuesday
Big Apple BBQ Passes Go on Sale
MEATING

Big Apple BBQ Passes Go on Sale

Advance tickets to the annual Midtown meatfest just went on the block, offering you an all-day pass to 14 different styles of regional barbecue and a metric ton of coleslaw.

June 13-14, Madison Square Park, tickets available here

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