Things to do for November 20, 2009

The Weekender

Le Cirque Parties and Underground Brunches

The weekend seems a bit overdue.

Friday
80% Off Steven Alan
SALE-ING

80% Off Steven Alan

Tribeca shirt-making czar Steven Alan has convinced 50 of his friends to take 80 percent off their gear. That means Rogan apparel, Relwen polos, and footwear from Alden and Common Projects. He's also convinced himself, so, yes, Steven Alan gear will be on sale too.

Nov 20, 8:30am-8pm, Nov 21, 12-7pm, Nov 22, 12-5pm, Steven Alan Annex, 87 Franklin St, 212-219-3305

Le Cirque Does Nightlife
PARTY PLAN

Le Cirque Does Nightlife

After 35 years serving items flambé and refolding Anna Wintour's napkin, Sirio's French food fortress is exploring bold new territory: parties. They'll be throwing a weekly soiree starting tonight and if it's anything like the recent Halloween bash, there'll be no shortage of models, celebrity photographers and scantily clad zombies requesting "Thriller."

Fridays, 11pm-4am, Le Cirque, 151 E. 58th St, 212-644-0202

80% Off Armani Warehouse Sale
SALE-ING II

80% Off Armani Warehouse Sale

Giorgio Armani is taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend, and he brought the whole family. Which means Emporio, Collezioni and Armani Jeans are in the house. You can count on leather jackets, trenches, and attractive Italians looking for jackets and trenches.

Nov 20, 10am-8pm, Nov 21, 10am-6pm, Armani, Met Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, 4th Flr, 212-463-0200

Sunday
Hotel Griffou Brunch
BRUNCHING

Hotel Griffou Brunch

When you're strategically hidden below 9th Street, protected from the impending cold weather, bunkering down for brunch seems like a solid plan of attack for late November. So allow us to mention the sticky buns, shrimp 'n' grits with merguez sausage, and lobster fondue. The four different Bloody Marys can speak for themselves.

Tim Burton at the MoMA
FEAR FACTOR

Tim Burton at the MoMA

Best known for magically giving Johnny scissor hands, turning Jack into the Joker, and creating some expertly creepy cartoons, Tim Burton is now unearthing some sketches and sculptures. Plan on gothic whimsy. Also plan on having nightmares after viewing.

Nov 22–Apr 26, MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St, 212-708-9400

Monday
Cafe Gitane Opens in The Jane Hotel
JOE AT JANE

Cafe Gitane Opens in The Jane Hotel

The Jane Ballroom is dark, but just when you thought all hope was lost, Nolita Euro-café stalwart Cafe Gitane is moving into the other side of the lobby. Expect plenty of avocado toast and enough scene to wash it down...

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