Things to do for April 30, 2009

The Weekender

Heavy Petting, Garden Parties and Your Very Own Wagyu

The most exciting two minutes in the weekend…

Friday
80% off Rag & Bone, BBlessing and More
SALE-ING AWAY

80% off Rag & Bone, BBlessing and More

BBlessing's seasonal friends and family bash is gathering up swim trunks, T-shirts and other summer gear from brands like Opening Ceremony, Rag & Bone and Patrik Ervell, all at up to 80 percent off—just in time for a little preemptive rooftopping.

May 1-2, 12-7pm, 5 Crosby St (N. of Howard), Suite 6D, 212-378-8005

Japan Premium Beef Inc.
ONLY WAGYU

Japan Premium Beef Inc.

The city's No. 1 behind-the-scenes player in the Kobe beef world is opening a NoHo butchery so you can enjoy the same perfectly marbled melt-in-your mouth beef deliciousness you've snacked on at Megu and the artist formerly known as Kobe Club at home. Middlemen are so 2008…

Opening May 1, 57 Great Jones St (W. of Bowery), 212-260-2333

Saturday
Human Petting Zoo at Brouwerij Lane
MAN AND BEAST

Human Petting Zoo at Brouwerij Lane

Why bother with the zoo when you can hang out with a wild-eyed, furry-minded arts collective? This Saturday, a group known as the Club Animals is taking over a Greenpoint beer hall for a night of live music, anthropomorphic revelry and, of course, heavy petting.

1-4pm, May 2, at Brouwerij Lane, 78 Greenpoint Ave (W. of Franklin), Brooklyn

Tuesday
Cinco de Mayo Garden Party at Elizabeth
CINCO

Cinco de Mayo Garden Party at Elizabeth

Mexico's done a lot for this city—La Esquina alone is worth a holiday—so it's time to raise a glass. Find your way to a certain Nolita garden and you'll get 50 cent Tanteo tequila shots, 50 cent pulled-pork tacos and 50 cent scoops of tequila-flavored sorbet, to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your tequila tooth. It's cash only…but we're guessing you can cover it.

5-7pm, May 5, 265 Elizabeth St (S. of Houston), 212-334-2426

Wednesday
Entwine Opens in the West Village
WINE-ING

Entwine Opens in the West Village

Another day, another West Village bar. This one offers a staggering cocktail list, weekly tasting menus and a jewel-box garden in the back, perfect for taking in a few spring breezes…in case you're still a few weeks away from the Hamptons.

Soft open now, full opening on May 6, 765 Washington (S. of W. 12th), 212-727-8765

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