Things to do for August 06, 2015

The Weekender

Wes Anderson, Alder and Rooftop(s)

Get a sip of that refreshing, ice-cold weekend.

Thursday
Fare Thee Well, Alder
THE FINISH

Fare Thee Well, Alder

Alder’s closing. Damn it. But they’re doing a greatest-hits menu until then. You’ll hear eat and drink such classics as rye pasta with pastrami, the beer-cheese burger and French onion soup rings. And if you call now, we’ll throw in Slow Jams of the ’70s free of charge.

Through Aug 31, Alder, 157 2nd Ave (between 9th and 10th), 212-539-1900

Friday
That Wes Anderson Art Show’s Happening
THE ART DATE

That Wes Anderson Art Show’s Happening

Each year, dozens of artists put on a show of works inspired by the already-pretty-artistic works of one Wes Anderson. There are Steve Zissou prints. There are Margot Tenenbaum sketches. And this year, this thing’s finally happening in New York. Where you live. See where this is going?

Saturday
Brunching Right Off the High Line
THE BRUNCH

Brunching Right Off the High Line

There are all kinds of religious experiences, each as important as the next. However, if we were to pick one for you, it would be having brandied-maple-syrup-and-chocolate-covered pancakes and white Negronis for brunch in the courtyard of an old seminary. That’s the one we see you liking.

Tuesday
Ernest Alexander’s Giving It Away
THE SALE

Ernest Alexander’s Giving It Away

You need a handsome new waxed-canvas duffel. How might we know that, you ask? Because Ernest Alexander is having a sample sale just full of them.

Aug 11-13, Ernest Alexander sample sale, 15 W 28th St, 4th Fl (between 5th and Broadway)

What Else Is New
Couple of Real Rooftops Here
AND NOW...

Couple of Real Rooftops Here

In Gramercy: The Gansevoort Park Avenue rooftop, once known as the Sun Deck, is now the Drift (pictured), which plays ’80s movies and is still on top of the building.

In SoHo: John McDonald of Sessanta has gotten hold of Sixty SoHo’s members-and-guests-only rooftop. You can do it.

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