This week, we're getting together with J.Crew to give you a chance at a whirlwind weekend in New York, complete with two nights of downtown revelry and a $2000 J.Crew gift card. If for some reason you want to sleep, we'll also set you up in a penthouse suite at the Royalton.
Things to do for October 08, 2009
Uma, Pam, Endless Pasta and Keg Parties
The weekend is the week's pace car.
The Oprah Winfrey-Tyler Perry produced sob-fest Precious may have the buzz, but the Chicago film fest debuts on a lighter note by rolling out the red carpet for Uma Thurman and her flick Motherhood, about a Manhattan woman who juggles kids, a husband, traffic and being the hottest cougar on the Upper West Side.
Keg Party and Oysters at Landmark
Keg parties are great times, but you've never settled for merely great. You're looking for transcendental—and a few oysters should do the trick. Landmark provides plenty at this party along with free-flowing Goose Island, liquor, Tabasco and mignonette sauce. Slurp yourself into nirvana.
Pam Anderson has a new line of eco-friendly clothing. Interesting. She'll debut it by strutting down the catwalk at party that's more like a fashion show-meets-underground rave with some blackjack thrown in. So that takes to a whole new level of interesting—like, a red-swimsuit level.
Victorinox/Swiss Army Sale at HisStuff
This Lakeview men's shop holds a sample sale of the iconic Victorinox/Swiss Army brand. Fortify yourself against winter with limited selection of parkas, cashmere overcoats, sweaters and woolen sport coats—and even the occasional pair of swim trunks for those polar plunges.
All-You-Can-Eat Pasta at Mod
The West Loop pizza joint helps tomorrow's marathoners get a head start on carbo-loading by offering an all-you-can-eat pasta special—featuring every type of noodle you can suck down. This sounds like the event you've been training for all year.