Your Perks: 1) VIP access to an exclusive New York Fashion Week show—complete with a red carpet and unlimited gratis champagne. 2) A day of feasting on New York City’s best street food. 3) Iconic art from the graffiti artist known as Banksy. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
Things to do for August 21, 2014
Bill, Ted, Lobster and Topless Mermaids
Don’t stop the weekend, hold on to that feelin’.
Beer and Short Film at the Wythe
In the bowels of the Wythe Hotel, there’s a screening room. And in that screening room, they’re doing a date-worthy short film festival tonight, and in that film festival, there’s a movie featuring an Alonzo Mourning rookie card. And a bar. This has you written all over it.
The Nakedest Photography in Montauk
Maybe you didn’t know this, but there are mermaids in Montauk. Gorgeous ones. Ones who frequently forget to wear those clamshell bras and look great in black and white. The proof: this Montauk Beach House photo exhibit. You know, in case you’re out there.
All the Ways of Lobster
You know that scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba names all the different shrimp dishes? This is like that, but with lobster at the most charming restaurant in the West Village. Lobster ceviche. Grilled lobster skewers, fried chicken and lobster, lobster spaghetti. It’s called Lobster Bash. You get it.
Keanu and French Toast in Brooklyn
—A classic tale of two stoner buddies traveling through time in the name of academic achievement.
One of these things is not happening at Nitehawk’s Bill & Ted brunch. That was a lie. They’re all happening.
What Else Is New
Two Massive Outdoor Italian Spots
If you want Italian: A huge patio + a returning UES staple + a Yardbird chef + udon
carbonara = Petaluma (pictured).
If that wasn’t enough: A huge patio + random gifts of champagne + smoked salmon pizza + Hell’s Kitchen = Torino.