Things to do for August 16, 2017

Sexy Italian Cinema, Waterfront Dancing and Burgers Created in Elvis's Name

This Weekend Is for You. (It's Also Got a Supremely Unique Omakase Pop-Up)

By Ilana Dadras

Wednesday
Celebrating Elvis, With Dancing and Burgers
THE KING

Celebrating Elvis, With Dancing and Burgers

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Elvis's passing. And in observance, these guys will be throwing a party in his honor with an Elvis impersonator, burgers topped with bacon and Tennessee whiskey-maple-PB&banana sauce, tequila-rum-pineapple cocktails, a DJ, and a go-go dancer. So, presumably fun things.

Thursday
Wherein Two College Kids Serve You Omakase. It's Okay, You Can Trust Them.
THE POP-UP

Wherein Two College Kids Serve You Omakase. It's Okay, You Can Trust Them.

You remember Pith. Well, now that Jonah Reider's moved on to bigger things, two BU students are here to steal, nay, inherit his thunder. They, too, started a restaurant in their dorm: they served omakase, and it's now led to a two-day pop-up at Clancey. (Dramatic promo video, right here.) Let's see what they can do with more than a single burner and blow torch.

Aug 17-19, 11am-3pm, $45-$65, 6pm-12am, $95-$125, Clancey, 79 Clinton St (between Rivington and Delancey), 917-388-3575, reservations here

Saturday
Shop a Bit Differently This Weekend, And Maybe Forever
THE MINDFULNESS

Shop a Bit Differently This Weekend, And Maybe Forever

For the as-yet unfamiliar, Tictail is a curated LES market that highlights and showcases small businesses and designers. Now, they're launching a campaign called Not Faceless to combat the scourge of Zara and help consumers put a "face" to a brand. This, here, is their launch event: where you can meet brands' founders, have some drinks, shop small businesses, and maybe win a shopping spree.

Many Beautiful People Dancing By the Water
THE GROOVES

Many Beautiful People Dancing By the Water

That's essentially what to expect at Matte's uptown waterfront Summer Love party, with three stages Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap, No Regular Play, and other names you associate with good music responsible for the music.

Next Tuesday
Six Antonioni Films Worthy of Your Eyes
THE 35MM

Six Antonioni Films Worthy of Your Eyes

Starting next Tuesday and running for five nights, Metrograph will be showing a 6-film retrospective of Michelangelo Antonioni—in 35mm, as is only right. So depending on if your date is into uncomprehending attempts to take on American youth culture or contemporary sci-fi dystopias...

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Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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