Things to do for April 21, 2016

The Weekender

Caviar Pizza, ’90s Drinks and Competitive Stein-Hoisting

Don’t speak, weekend knows just what you’re thinking.

Thursday
It’s Mother’s Day Flowers Time
FROM PERKS

It’s Mother’s Day Flowers Time

Dear Mom,

These flowers were grown on the side of a volcano. Some kind gentlemen hiked up and cut them so I could have a dozen delivered to you fresh in time for Mother’s Day. I mean, volcano flowers. What a world.

... is a thing you might write in your card.

You’re Getting Very Sleepy...
THE SAMPLE SALE

You’re Getting Very Sleepy...

Well, Sleepy Jones is having their first-ever sample sale—and all of their sleepwear, loungewear and maybe-go-to-the-supermarket-wear is up to 70% off. And you want to make sure your maybe-go-to-the-supermarket-wear game is strong.

Apr 21-23, 10am-8pm; Apr 24, 11am-6pm; Sleepy Jones sample sale, 108 Wooster St (between Spring and Prince), 310-587-3522

Strange Cocktails in a Speakeasy-Loft
THE CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE COCKTAIL

Strange Cocktails in a Speakeasy-Loft

Grab friends and head to this sexy, soft-lit loft with an unusual bottle of something that could go into a cocktail. Then a bartender who specializes in esoteric ingredients will turn your unusual bottles into unusual drinks. If she uses yours, you’ll all get a gratis tasting. So make it good.

Friday
It’s Passover at Fung Tu
THE HERRING

It’s Passover at Fung Tu

Throughout Passover, this Chinese spot on the LES will serve up their version of Passover dishes. Cue the brisket cooked Cantonese-barbecue-style and gnocchi in tomato-herring sauce with crunchy matchstick potatoes. Always good to get the Italians involved in a meal, too.

Apr 22-23, 6-11pm, Fung Tu, 22 Orchard St (between Canal and Hester), 212-219-8785

Break Out the Flannel
THE ’90s SING-ALONG

Break Out the Flannel

Here now: a ’90s alt-rock sing-along night. Yes, it involves Surge soda cocktails. Yes, there will be a photo booth. Yes, there will be a lot of people singing “Champagne Supernova” with music videos and lyrics projected on the big screen. Get your unabashed face on.

Apr 22, 9:30pm, $10, Union Hall, 702 Union St (between 5th and 6th), Brooklyn, 718-638-4400

Saturday
Just So Many German Beers
THE END OF PURITY

Just So Many German Beers

Precisely 500 years ago, the German Beer Purity Law was passed, stating that beer may only contain water, barley and hops. Here’s where you may celebrate that with polka, bratwurst, a beer-stein-hoisting competition and a mass amount of German beer and beer cocktails. Hoist mightily, friend.

Apr 23, 6pm, Treadwell Park, 1125 1st Ave (between 61st and 62nd), 212-832-1551

What Else Is New
Caviar and Cocktails on the UWS
THE CAVIAR

Caviar and Cocktails on the UWS

The second outpost of this caviar lounge just opened on the UWS. Inside: well, caviar, but also champagne, foie gras platters, samples of cold smoked arctic char. It pretty much checks all your caviar lounge boxes.

Underground Flowers, Donuts, Whatever Else
THE VAST SUBWAY IMPROVEMENT

Underground Flowers, Donuts, Whatever Else

The subway station shopping landscape has been grim for a while. And then these developers put 39 hat, donut, wine, menswear and rotating designer pop-up shops in the Columbus Circle passageway. So, less grim now.

Now open, TurnStyle, 59th Street–Columbus Circle Station, 774-262-6095

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