Things to do for May 31, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Goodbye May, hello weekend.

Thursday
Thursday
Brazilian Night at Hotel QT
THURSDAY NIGHT SAMBA

Brazilian Night at Hotel QT

Brazilians and the New Yorkers who love them dance to live samba music at the Hotel QT. Twin bars and a 4-foot-deep pool offer multiple kinds of liquid refreshment. Men in Speedos offer you more reasons not to wear a Speedo.

411: May 31, 7pm-2am, Hotel QT, 125 W. 45th St (between 6th and 7th Aves), 212-354-2323

Friday
Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival
FRIDAY FILM FLAVOR

Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival

The fifth annual festival gets its cinematic party started with The Hip-Hop Actor's Studio, a film about rap artists who have also broken big on TV and in film. You know, guys like Vanilla Ice.

411: June 1, 6-7:30pm, Hip-Hop Actor's Studio, ImaginAsian, 239 E. 59th St (between 2nd and 3rd Aves), 212-371-6682

Thursday
THURSDAY COCKTAILS

To celebrate summer, the Garden at Ono hosts a happy hour starting at 5 p.m. Sushi is half-price, and specialty cocktails go for the rock-bottom rate of...eight dollars.

Saturday
Theory Sample Sale
SATURDAY THEORIZING

Theory Sample Sale

Starting Friday, Theory puts together a very tangible sale: 50-70% off everything from knits and jackets to pants and suits. Our conjecture: Get there early.

411: June 1-4, Fri and Mon 10am-8pm; Tues and Thurs 10am-6pm; 520 5th Ave (at 43rd St), 3rd floor, 212-398-2777

Sunday
Porter House New York Jazz Brunch
SUNDAY BRUNCH

Porter House New York Jazz Brunch

Chef Michael Lomonaco kicks brunch up a notch with live jazz from the John Miller Trio and a menu (banana-walnut waffles, hanger steak, New York cheesecake) that'll cure what ails you.

411: Sundays, noon-3pm, 10 Columbus Circle (4th floor in Time Warner Center), 212-823-9500

Sunday
SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE

In the late afternoon, Chanterelle hosts Seduced by Spain: Queso y Vino, which pairs Spanish wines and sherries with chef David Waltuck's cheeses and tapas. We always knew brunch was just a warm-up.

411: June 3, 4-6pm, $55, Chanterelle, 2 Harrison (at Hudson), 212-966-6960

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