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Things to do for August 20, 2009
Crack Delivery, a Hamptons Banquet and the Swinging LES
The week is sweaty. The weekend is glistening.
For the next three weeks, the LES is swapping shops with London's Newburgh Quarter in a sartorial exchange program, which means you'll get a shot at the Carnaby Street gear you usually only see on Daniel Craig—stuff like modish polos, skinny silk scarves and the ultimate British fashion accessory, the fluorescent suit. (Warning: do not look directly at the suit.)
The hunting lodge haberdashery is cleaning house, which means you'll get half off summer cardigans and 40 percent off handmade leather belts, along with the rare chance to buy the pool table and various antiques that decked out its old digs. Sadly, there's no taxidermy on sale, so you'll have to take down that pheasant yourself.
If you've ever wanted a grown man in a dolphin costume to deliver you sugar crystals disguised as crack cocaine, your time is now. This Saturday, the world's most whimsical drug delivery service will cart candy rocks to your door in dime bags for a dollar apiece. The catch: it's only happening in Williamsburg…which makes a certain amount of sense.
New England's most time-honored culinary tradition is coming to the West Village. That's right, it's clambake time. Stop by Sunday or Monday night and you'll find yourself on the business end of a pound of Maine lobster, with a spread of prawns and (naturally) a clam or two on the side. You won't get the full clam-cracking-and-butcher-paper treatment, but you can always bring a mallet from home…
This haute barnyard feast puts you at a linen-draped table in a sun-dappled field with over 100 other lucky strangers, working your way through five courses of fare grown and cooked not 500 feet from where you're sitting. And as of this Tuesday, they're taking the show to East Hampton, which means it'll be one of the ritziest sun-dappled fields this side of Westchester.