Things to do for February 11, 2010

The Weekender

Jilted Lovers, a Pepperoni Empire and Hermes Baseball Gloves

The weekend invented the snow day.

Thursday
Personal Beer Coolers at Tuck Shop
THE COOLER

Personal Beer Coolers at Tuck Shop

Drop by this tiny haven of meat pie devotion to receive an esky, which sounds like an award. Actually, in its own special way, it is: the little Australian beach drinking coolers will now be enabling your...non-beach drinking. You'll lift the lid to find six Coopers Pale Ales chilling on ice. No acceptance speech necessary.

$30 for six beers, Tuck Shop, 115 St Marks Pl (near Ave A), 212-979-5200

Friday
Hermès Men's Store
MEN'S DEPARTMENT

Hermès Men's Store

Hermès men's items like bespoke suits, leather wallets and silk twill neckties have moved across the street to open the world's first Hermès men's store. Also, an $8,500 handmade baseball glove and ball. For those days when you find yourself playing a little hardball. On a mega-yacht.

Hermès Man, 690 Madison Ave (at 62nd St), 212-308-3585

Ovest Pizzoteca Opens in Chelsea
RISING DOUGH

Ovest Pizzoteca Opens in Chelsea

You're always on the lookout for newly budding empires. Specifically, pizza empires built on pepperoni and hubris. Enter Ovest, the Chelsea spawn of East Village pizza artists Luzzo's, churning out meat-and-cheese-laden panini and pizza 'a frusta: brick-oven-baked loaves stuffed with salami, prosciutto, mozzarella and mushrooms. Let us pray they use their brick oven powers for good.

Sorrow for Sale at Partners & Spade
PROPS OF LOVE

Sorrow for Sale at Partners & Spade

Sometimes relationships end, leaving you with a treasure trove of emotions. And by emotions we mean your ex's junk: books, the odd piece of lingerie kicked under the bed, maybe a blender. You can donate it to Partners & Spade, and come Valentine's Day, dig through other people's mementos, gaining precious, vague insight into the breakups of...people you don't know. Call it a closure sale.

Items for sale, proceeds to charity, noon-6pm, Partners & Spade, 40 Great Jones St (near Bowery), 646-861-2827

Rita's Italian Ice
LOVELY RITA

Rita's Italian Ice

In a move of mind-boggling strategic audacity, Pennsylvania cult dessertmonger Rita's Italian Ice is opening its first New York location on the heels of a devastating blizzard. They're celebrating with new flavors like chocolate chip and offering free ice if you show up on Sunday. It's an Italian ice shop with nothing to lose.

Barneys Warehouse Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING

Barneys Warehouse Sale

The Barneys warehouse sale begins anew today, which conveniently translates to 50% to 75% off blizzard-resistant fare like warm flannel sport shirts, mountain boots and cashmere gloves. They're even opening at 8am tomorrow, which has no bearing on your life whatsoever...

Through Feb 28, Barneys, 255 W 17th St (near Eighth Ave), 212-450-8400

Odin Sample Sale
WEEKEND SALE-ING II

Odin Sample Sale

SoHo purveyor of tastefully ruffled suavity is lopping 60% off of most of its stock. You may find yourself outfitted in wool blazers, cotton button-downs and Richard Chai pea coats. And other specimens of functional rakishness.

Odin, 199 Lafayette St (near Broome), 212-966-0026

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