Things to do for July 19, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

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Friday
Omido Opens in Midtown
FRIDAY JAPANESE

Omido Opens in Midtown

Soft-opened this week in midtown, this Avroko-designed Japanese resto is a quiet new oasis—bamboo slats and a private alcove with rice paper fortunes tied to rope—amidst the chaos of midtown. Luxe takes on sushi include the Temari Roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail sushi with foie gras and red mirin soy) and Toro Tartar with Gold Leaf. Everything is better with gold. Or foie gras.

411: 1695 Broadway (at 53rd St), 212-247-8110

Saturday

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOPPING John Varvatos
The 70% off friends and family discount on the (almost gone) spring collection of jackets, shirts, pants and jeans was supposed to end yesterday. Luckily, we've persuaded our friends in Soho to keep the sale on through the weekend.
411: Through July 23, 122 Spring (at Greene), 212-965-0700

Ted Baker London
All hail Ted's sale. Shoes, jackets, accessories—basically every category is on sale for up to 75% off.
411: Through July 28, 107 Grand St (at Mercer), 212-343-8989

Seize Sur Vingt
Up to quatre-vingts percent off the natty Nolita store's ready-to-wear suits and Egyptian cotton shirts.
411: July 20-28, 267 Elizabeth (between Houston and Prince), 212-343-0007

Monday
Vintage Babbo Dinner Series
MONDAY ITALIANO

Vintage Babbo Dinner Series

The Vintage Babbo dinner series begins anew this Monday. Start fasting now: Seven courses of Mario Batali and big Barolo wines from Bartolo Mascarello to match.
Molto bene.

411: July 23, $395, seatings available after 8:30pm, 110 Waverly Pl (between MacDougal and 6th Ave), 917-715-3599 for reservations

Wednesday
Rififi and Bob le Flambeur Double Bill
WEDNESDAY HEIST PICS

Rififi and Bob le Flambeur Double Bill

The heist pics that launched a thousand heist pics, Rififi (1955) and Bob le Flambeur (1956) screen back to back at MoMA (owner of the world's largest film archive). Think of them as Ocean's 9 and 10.

411: July 25, 6pm and 8:30pm, $10, 11 W. 53rd St (between 5th and 6th Aves), 212-708-9400

Friday
Ils Vont Website
FRIDAY RESTAURANT SCOPING

Ils Vont Website

Forget about food or service...sometimes you just want to hang where Cameron Diaz licks her ice cream spoon. Check out new celebrity stalkerish Ils Vont (French for "They Go"), which ranks restaurants by number of celeb gossip column sightings each week...DeNiro at Waverly Inn again?

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