Things to do for April 17, 2009

The Weekender

Country Club Brunches, Arm Wrestling and Light-Up Squid

The weekend is sunny and 72.

Friday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

The world's most famous felted smock takes to the streets this Saturday with the city's first official Snuggie pub crawl. (At last.) Buy a ticket and you'll get one for a second, non-blanketed pub crawl for free. You're welcome.

The Return of Bubby's Midnight Brunch
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

The Return of Bubby's Midnight Brunch

The dream of midnight Sour Cream Pancakes is soon to be a reality, as Tribeca's finest 24-hour spot is reviving its legendary midnight brunch. The griddle will be spitting from midnight to 6am all week long, raising the very real possibility of eating nothing but Huevos Rancheros all weekend.

Every day but Monday, starting Apr 17, 120 Hudson St (at N. Moore), 212-219-0666

Playing GoodCab BadCab
CAR PHONE

Playing GoodCab BadCab

Finally, a way to separate the smooth rides from the bumpy late-night train wrecks. When you spot a cabbie's badge number, type it into your iPhone and this app will tell you how he rates in everything from driving and hygiene to smell—scores presumably range from "sandalwood" to "East River."

Saturday
2009 Arm Wrestling Championship
SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT FOR...

2009 Arm Wrestling Championship

Our second favorite kind of wrasslin'—after mud, of course—comes to NYC with the city's biggest arm wrestling tournament. The event typically attracts truckers and bouncers, but if you'd like to try your hand—er, arm—there's still time to register. Truck-driving experience optional, but recommended.

Apr 18, register and weigh-in at noon, Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St (at 11th Ave)

Firefly Squid at Zenkichi
FOR SAKE'S SAKE

Firefly Squid at Zenkichi

Not only do these ultra-rare, inch-long critters light up in the dark, they also have the best after-taste in the cephalopod business. Oh, and they happen to go well with sake. Luckily, this is the only izakaya in the States to serve them, and it's just over the bridge. Guaranteed to be the best miniature glowing squid you have all weekend.

Available now through May 10, Zenkichi, 77 N. 6th St, Brooklyn, 718-388-8985

Sunday
Rooftop Brunch at Hudson Terrace
ROOFING

Rooftop Brunch at Hudson Terrace

Sure, this rooftop hotspot's grand opening is still a few weeks away, but starting this weekend, you can stop by for brunch. (Coincidentally, the forecast calls for brunch weather.) Perks include riverside scenery, unlimited food (think Chicken Apple Sausage and Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins) and a nightlife-sized supply of Brut.

2-8pm, every Sunday starting Apr 19, 621 W. 46th St (W. of 11th Ave), 212-315-9400

Monday
Ben & Jack's Comes to the Flatiron
STEAKING

Ben & Jack's Comes to the Flatiron

Luger offspring alert: whenever any of the Luger offshoots makes a move, you can count on us for breaking coverage. The latest: your home for aged porterhouse, bacon and schlag moves to a much more accessible location. Happily, you'll still be able to get aged porterhouse for you and up to three of your friends.

Soft-opening Apr 20, open to the public Apr 27, 255 5th Ave (near 28th), 212-532-7600

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