Things to do for July 16, 2009

The Weekender

Belly Dancers on Grass, Ramp Martinis and a Lucky Drink

The weekend has no idea where it left its phone last night.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

The best things in life are always private, so Perks is setting you up with a private chef and a ridiculously exclusive half-off sale at Buckler. The public can wait its turn.

Momofuku's Late Night Cocktails
WEE SMALL HOURS

Momofuku's Late Night Cocktails

Ssäm bar's kitchen may shut down at midnight on school nights, but the Momofuku folks have put together a late-night-only cocktail menu to keep you around a few hours longer. Start with the Pickled Ramp Martini and move to the Coffee Cognac Old Fashioned if you're looking to power through to the next morning.

12am-2am, Sun-Thurs, Momofuku, 207 2nd Ave (at 13th St), 212-254-3500

Friday
Garden Parties at Casa La Femme
KEEP ON THE GRASS

Garden Parties at Casa La Femme

The newly revived West Village bedouin mirage paradise is bringing back its famous summer garden parties, laying down grass over the floor—replaced every Thursday, in case of vigorous dancers—and opening up the front wall to give the belly dancers a larger audience than usual. The garden staff recommends making it rain at regular intervals.

Saturday
National Caviar Day at Russian Tea Room
BELUGA

National Caviar Day at Russian Tea Room

The caviar capital of the Western world is celebrating in style this Saturday, with 25 percent off all its caviar all day, and the same deal every Wednesday through September. Maybe now it's only worth its weight in silver?

Tim Hamilton
SALE-ING

Tim Hamilton

The minimalist mover/shaker/tailor is offering 40 to 70 percent off summer gear like shorts, sneakers and sunglasses, at least two of which should come in handy the next time you find yourself on a beach.

11am to 6pm, July 18-20, Tim Hamilton, 195 Chrystie St (near Stanton), 2nd floor

The Luck of the Draw at Kingswood
MUSIC OF CHANCE

The Luck of the Draw at Kingswood

These Aussies are feeling lucky, so if you stop by during their weekend happy hour, they'll be flipping a coin for every drink served, and anyone who calls it gets their order on the house. Our money's on heads…

2-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, Kingswood, 121 W. 10 St, 212-645-0018

Every Part of the Pig at Astor Center
NOSE-TO-TAIL

Every Part of the Pig at Astor Center

Pick up a few new pig's ear recipes at Astor Center this weekend, where master offal-trimmer Ryan Skeen will be directing an afternoon's exploration of four overlooked parts of the pig, including the ear, the tail and a couple others that are too bizarre to mention. We hear the Crispy Pigs Ear Salad is actually quite delicate.

$135, 12-4pm, July 19, Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St, 212-674-7501 or tickets here

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