Things to do for March 19, 2010

The Weekender

Caviar, Hermes and the Nolita Scene

The weekend is clear, blue and untroubled.

Friday
James Perse at Up to 80% Off
SALE-ING

James Perse at Up to 80% Off

The West Coast soft-shirts artisan is holding his first-ever New York sample sale with cashmere, jackets and basic T-shirts at 60% to 80% off to outfit you for the sunny part of the year. Think of it as the sartorial equivalent of the rooftop bar.

Saturday
Tickets on Sale for Outstanding in the Field
FIELD WORK

Tickets on Sale for Outstanding in the Field

As you may have heard on the Weather Channel, it's time to start eating things outside. Fortunately, our favorite facilitators of starlit feasts are putting tickets on sale for this summer's round of farm dinners. Think of it as the food version of Farm Aid... but with slightly less Willie Nelson.

Tickets available Mar 20, New York dinners on Aug 29-31, $200-$220, get tickets here

Monday
The Kenmare Opens for Dinner
EASY SPEAKING

The Kenmare Opens for Dinner

This underground Nolita diner has been tantalizing us with private parties since February, but as of this Monday it's making the transition from an urban legend into a genuine food-serving, reservation-taking restaurant. Throughout the evening, expect both food and stilettos to grace your table.

Opening Mar 22, The Kenmare, 98 Kenmare St (near Cleveland Pl), 212-274-9898

Tuesday
Mari Vanna's Blini Buffet
PANCAKED

Mari Vanna's Blini Buffet

The Flatiron's Eastern Bloc vodka room is turning its attention to the spirit's natural companion: the blini. Every Tuesday night, a pastry chef they've recruited will cook up note-perfect pan-crepes all night, and pile them with Russian caviar, crème fraîche and whatever else your belly desires—including exotic options like lobster, chicken salad and Nutella. They'll even throw in a show of house-infused vodka on the side... just so you don't forget the essentials.

Tuesday nights, Mari Vanna, 41 E 20th St, 212-777-1955

Lady Starlight at the Royalton Lounge
HIPSTERS TAKE MANHATTAN

Lady Starlight at the Royalton Lounge

Normally we wouldn't be endorsing a Midtown hotel soiree, but this one's been drawing an unusually large throng of pretty young things, thanks to the DJ: a Lady Gaga minion dubbed "Lady Starlight" with a marked fondness for '80s rock. The only house rule: under no circumstances should you Stop Believing.

Wednesday
Hermès at Up to 60% Off
SALE-ING II

Hermès at Up to 60% Off

It wouldn't be summer without a neckerchief or two, and the old-money artisans at Hermès are doing their part, offering up scarves and ties at more than half off retail. But you still get the entire necktie.

Mar 24-28, 9am-6pm (1pm-5pm Sunday), 125 W 18th St (between Sixth and Seventh Ave), 212-463-0071

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