Things to do for August 23, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Weather got you down? Perk up.

2 New Perks
UD PERKS

2 New Perks

Get this. The Daddy hooks you up with a free night's stay at the sexy Catalina Hotel in the heart of South Beach, no strings attached. We even throw in an open bar during the hotel's happy hour. (We know, we shouldn't have.) Also, you're also entitled to neighborhood-scented eau de perfumes from Bond No. 9.

Thursday
August Pig Feast
THURSDAY FEASTING

August Pig Feast

There's never been a better time to express your love for the other white meat (other than maybe Porkapalooza '96). Try chef Tony Liu's Continental Ham Plate, Crispy Pigs Feet Salad with Pickled Chanterelles and Roast Suckling Pig with Salsa Verde.

Through Aug 26, August, 359 Bleecker (between W. 10th and Charles), 212-929-4774

Friday
Rag & Bone
FRIDAY FASHION

Rag & Bone

In terms of below-the-belt style, you're more James Dean than Dean Cain (you know, back when he was wearing tights). Good news: Odin outpost Den has ousted the skinny-jeaned Cheap Monday collection in favor of classic and roomy Rag & Bone. Welcome back, blood flow.

Den, 330 E. 11th St (between 1st and 2nd Aves), 212-475-0079

Saturday
IF Boutique
SATURDAY SHOPPING

IF Boutique

Comme des Garçons, Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester are up to 85% off. Any more than that, and it would just come off as desperate.
411: Aug 22-26, 11am-7pm, 94 Grand (at Greene), 212-334-4964

Hermes
With Fashion Week looming like a denim cloud, a sartorial spy tells us that Hermes is unloading men's shirts, sweaters, suits, shoes and leather bags. Shh...

Aug 22, 2-6pm; Aug 23, 10am-8pm; Aug 24, 10am-6pm; Aug 25, 11am-5pm; Metropolitan Pavilion's Gallery, 123 W. 18th St (between 6th and 7th Aves), 4th floor

Sunday
Revenge of the Book Eaters
SUNDAY CONCERT

Revenge of the Book Eaters

Musicians Feist, Grizzly Bear, Britt Daniel of Spoon and Jim James of My Morning Jacket perform to raise money to help kids write—or, as James puts it, "to help stave off the zombification of America." Exactly.

Aug 26, $35-50, Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th), 212-465-6500

Sunday
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
SUNDAY BEBOP

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Celebrate the musical genius of perhaps the greatest saxophonist of all time—and definitely the greatest one nicknamed Yardbird—at outdoor concerts in two places he helped make cool, Harlem and the East Village.

Aug 25, 3pm, Marcus Garvey Park (at 120th St and Madison); Aug 26, 3pm, Tompkins Square Park (at Ave B and E. 7th St)

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