Your Perks: 1) VIP tickets to a rock opera with Tony winners, tightrope walkers and burlesque dancers. Yup, the whole gang’s here. 2) A private table for you and up to nine friends at a Midtown club. This has guys’ night out written all over it. 3) Many gifts for Valentine’s Day that will actually arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. That last detail is an important one.
Things to do for February 12, 2015
Win Butler, Epic Pho and Tiki Disco
Mr. Weekend will see you now.
Mission Chinese for All-Star Weekend
So the Dogfish Head guy, NBA journeyman Matt Bonner and Win Butler from Arcade Fire walk into Mission Chinese... They’re all there for a beer-paired dinner for All-Star Weekend tonight, and it’s going to be a Mission Chinese greatest-hits list. You thought it was a joke, didn’t you?
City Gym’s Moving and Sale-ing
Noted handsome-clothes maker Todd Snyder is packing up shop on City Gym, which has all his Champion collaboration stuff, and moving. For some reason, that means you can now have all the stuff that’s left for up to 75% off. It’s one of those “why question it” situations.
Pho Is Happening at the Wythe
Far, far away, in San Francisco, there’s a place called the Slanted Door, where they brew up a mean pho. Much less far away, there’s Reynard, which is hosting the gents from said place for three nights of pho and Vietnamese pastries. Which is probably more practical for you this weekend.
Summer’s Here, Party-Wise
You know Tiki Disco as the phenomenal, extremely well- and attractively attended Sunday dance and imbibing spectacle that happens in the summer. And now you know it as all of those things still, but happening for Presidents’ Day weekend. Now more sacred than ever.
What Else Is New
It’s Called Bricolage. There’s Banh Mi.
Speaking of the Slanted Door, two other guys moved here after working there and just opened this place in Park Slope. Expect, yes, pho, along with a beer-and-spicy-fried-chicken-banh-mi situation. Yep, another one of those.