Things to do for February 22, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

We'd like to thank the Academy for making it the weekend.

Thursday
THURSDAY SHOPPING

Trovata
Shop from home and save 30% off your online purchase of Fitzgilbert-approved duds.
411: shop.trovata.com; enter code FEBBRAIO at check out

Desiron
Spring clean your old furniture...get up to 75% off sleek, minimalist furnishings.
411: Through Feb 26, 10am-7pm, 62 Greene (between Spring and Broome), 212-353-2600

Friday
The Art of Chocolate
FRIDAY NIGHT CACAO

The Art of Chocolate

Treat your woman to endless chocolate and bottomless glasses of champagne from the Ritz-Carlton's pastry chef. You can thank us later.

411: Through Feb 28, Fri-Sat, seating at 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm; 2 W. St, 917-790-2600; reservations required

Saturday
Pillow Fight NYC 2007
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FIGHT CLUB

Pillow Fight NYC 2007

Take out your aggression on that cabdriver or that overpriced pomegrana-tini. Bring your favorite feather or down, and watch feathers fly as NYers have it out in Union Square (body pillows not recommended).

411: Feb 24, 2pm, Union Square

Saturday
The Armory Show
SATURDAY EVENING ART

The Armory Show

The largest international contemporary art show out there, held on the pier. You are so cultured.

411: Feb 23-26, Fri-Sun noon-8pm, Mon noon-5pm; $20, Pier 94 (12th Ave and W. 55th), 212-246-5450

Sunday
Jacques Oscar Party
SUNDAY NIGHT ACADEMY MEAL

Jacques Oscar Party

Jacques is laying out the red carpet and an Oscar-worthy French/North African menu with specialized pairings. Watch the spectacle on a projection screen and count how many close-ups they take of Jack.

411: Feb 25, 7pm, 20 Prince (between Mott and Elizabeth), 212-966-8886, jacquesnyc.com

Monday
The Science of Beer
MONDAY NIGHT BEEROLOGY

The Science of Beer

You've had enough beer to qualify for a degree, right? Charlie Banforth, Ph.D. (and professor of malting and brewing sciences) will lecture on the science behind and benefits of your favorite canned, bottled or drafted beverage—tastings will make the lesson go down well.

411: Feb 26, 6pm, $25, The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich (at Barclay), 40th floor, 212-838-0230

Monday
FREE Magazine Issue Party
MONDAY NIGHT RELEASE PARTY

FREE Magazine Issue Party

FREE Magazine is raising the roof to celebrate their latest issue release. Listen to the beats this mag raves about (each issue comes with a mix CD).

411: Feb 26, 8:30pm-12:30am, Room Service, 35 E. 21st St (between Broadway and Park), 212-254-5709

Tuesday
Dirty Bingo at Paradou
TUESDAY NIGHT SEXY TIME

Dirty Bingo at Paradou

Leave Grandma homesexy Genvieve calls out the lucky numbers, entertainment will be naughty, and the prizes will...let's just say, keep you warm at night.

411: Feb 27, 8pm, $5 per card, Paradou, 8 Little W. 12th St (between 9th and 10th Aves), 212-463-8345, paradounyc.com

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