Things to do for May 17, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

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Thursday
The Wendell Baker Story
THURSDAY FILM STUDY

The Wendell Baker Story

Check out Luke Wilson's co-directorial debut (with brother Andrew)—then listen as Joel Siegel tells the brothers how the film (about a nursing home-working ex-con) reminded him a lot of Bottle Rocket.

411: May 17, 6-9pm, $20, to register call 212-371-0280

Monday
2-for-1 at Max Brenner
MONDAY HAPPY HOUR

2-for-1 at Max Brenner

Knock back half-price beer, cocktails and "choctails" like the Bahia (white chocolate truffle, banana punch and rum) and the Mocha Martini (chocolate, espresso, Amarula, vanilla vodka and Frangelico).

411: Weekdays, 4-8pm, 141 2nd Ave (at 9th St)

Sunday
Brunch at Gin Lane
SUNDAY COCKTAILS

Brunch at Gin Lane

Gin Lane is doing Sunday brunch. Come for the Tahitian French toast. Stay—possibly late into the night—for the Dale DeGroff'ed half-price drinks.

411: Sundays, noon-3pm, 355 W. 14th St (between 8th and 9th Aves), 212-690-0555

Friday
Freemans Sporting Club BBQ and Yard Sale
FRIDAY FRANKFURTERS

Freemans Sporting Club BBQ and Yard Sale

Nothing says summer like free hot dogs and 50-70% off men's shirts, antiques and the other miscellanea that is Freemans. Watch the mustard.

411: May 18, 4-8pm, 8 Rivington (between Bowery and Freeman Alley), 212-673-3209

Friday
Maroon Effect Benefit
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Maroon Effect Benefit

Organized by the Manhattan Hokies and the David Wright Foundation, this concert headlined by Virginia native Pat McGee will benefit victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

411: May 18, 9pm-midnight, $32, Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St (between 3rd and 4th Aves); for tickets and more info click here

Saturday

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOPPING
Nicole Farhi
The French/Brit designer drops her cotton rugby sweaters from $245 to $45. Stock up for the fall.
411: May 22-24, Tues-Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs 10am-5pm; 14 E. 60th St (between 5th and Madison), 2nd floor, 212-421-7720

Loomstate and Rogan
The earth-friendly deals include men's t-shirts, straight-leg jeans and Japanese dungarees (which, incidentally, are our preferred Asian dungaree).
411: May 17-31, Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 11am-7pm; Sun noon-6pm; 446 Broadway (between Howard and Grand)

Steven Alan Sample Sale
Men's items are up to 70% off, including cotton shirts (were $148, now $55) and henleys (were $98, now $45). Because when it's this hot out, who needs collars?
411: May 17-20, Thurs-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat noon-7pm; Sun noon-5pm; 87 Franklin (between Broadway and Church), 212-343-0692

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