Things to do for January 14, 2010

The Weekender

Momofuku Caviar, Dollar Tacos and Boozy Cannolis

The weekend has a dream.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

In case you missed it on Tuesday, we've got a free five-night ski getaway lined up for one lucky Ski & Board subscriber. And unless you happen to be a late-night talk show host, you should be feeling pretty lucky.

70% Off at Opening Ceremony
Sale-ing

70% Off at Opening Ceremony

Now that the "you've got to be f#@$-ing kidding" phase of early winter has passed, it's time to get serious. Opening Ceremony is recklessly discounting such winter essentials as Raf Simons V-necks, Dunhill jackets and the store's own line of sturdy leather boots. So you can still use the "you've got to be f#@$-ing kidding" line, just in a good way.

Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sunday, noon-7pm, Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard St (between Broadway and Crosby), 212-219-2688

Friday
Late-Night Caviar at Momofuku
After Midnight

Late-Night Caviar at Momofuku

You've long appreciated Momofuku's high-low, left-right culinary unpredictability (roasted foie gras balls here, Southern fried chicken dinners there...). Now, in a move of highbrow culinary roulette, they're introducing late-night caviar—served only between midnight and 2am. Whatever you used to eat at midnight, caviar is the new that.

Tower Records Returns (Sort Of)
Vinyl Fantasy

Tower Records Returns (Sort Of)

The enormous Fourth Street record shop might have closed three years ago, but today you'll be able to enjoy live music and wander through aisles of record bins like it's 2006. Your hosts: No Longer Empty, who temporarily resurrect departed storefronts. Also on hand: a team of music historians to explain age-old concepts like CDs, LPs and leaving your apartment to buy music.

Jan 15, 7-10pm, Jan 16-Feb 13, noon-7pm, the former Tower Records, E Fourth St (at Broadway), details here

The Brooklyn Meatball Slapdown
Meat Brawl

The Brooklyn Meatball Slapdown

After you step boldly into this Williamsburg butcher shop, you will witness a battle of great consequence: a meatball-making contest to benefit Roberta's, a neighborhood pizza joint that's opening an on-site rooftop farm. (Yes, you read that right.) After you hit the open bar, they'll hand you a bowl of rigatoni and sauce and send you around to sample meatballs from places like Frankies Spuntino and Bamonte's. Collect them all.

This Friday, 8pm, $75 at the door, $50 in advance, The Meat Hook, 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, 718-349-5033, tickets here

Saturday
Introducing the Boozy Cannoli
Special Sauce

Introducing the Boozy Cannoli

In honor of Prohibition Day, the Lower East Side wizards behind game-changers like gingerbread and bacon chocolate cannoli are unveiling a new line of boozy cannoli in flavors like Irish Coffee, Mudslide and Limoncello. Don't let the fact that Prohibition Day was actually Dec 5 ruin a good time.

Sunday
$1 Tacos at Mayahuel
Dollar Menu

$1 Tacos at Mayahuel

The East Village tequila den inaugurates $1 taco Sundays by practically giving away chicken, pork or chorizo soft tacos topped with cilantro, radishes and lime, which usually cost 12 bucks. It's the most encouraging instance of taco-based reverse inflation we've yet come across.

Sundays, Mayahuel, 304 E Sixth St (at Second Ave), 212-253-5888

Tuesday
J. Crew Sample Sale
Sale-ing II

J. Crew Sample Sale

As your belated New Year's gift, J. Crew is taking at least 50% off fall and winter items like cords, fleece hoodies and wool neckties. To prevent accusations that you spend too much time in J. Crew stores, they've slyly arranged for you to view their massive discounts in the comfort of your own...Garment District warehouse.

Tues-Sat, 10am-7pm, at Clothingline, 261 W 36th St (between Seventh and Eighth Ave)

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