Things to do for March 25, 2010

The Weekender

Endless Beers, Crab Brunches and a Penthouse Party

The weekend is served straight, no chaser.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week, Perks gets you up to 60% off your next hotel room via Tablet Hotels' new invite-only Private Sale service, along with a way to get a free room upgrade and some gratis champagne. (And no, it doesn't involve looting the minibar.)

Cooper Square's Penthouse Concert
RUSH THE ROOF

Cooper Square's Penthouse Concert

The East Village glass tower is hosting an impromptu Brazilian bossa nova show tonight in their penthouse, giving you 360-degree views of the Village, a full bar and the perfect excuse for your own private Carnival. If anything happens, we feel comfortable blaming it on the bossa nova.

Mar 25, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, Cooper Square Hotel, 25 Cooper Square (at Bowery), 212-475-5700

The $5 J.Press Tie
SALE-ING

The $5 J.Press Tie

The granddaddy of Ivy League style is loosening its impeccably knotted tie, offering up neckwear and socks for just $5 apiece, with suits, blazers and other merchandise at a flat 70% off. And while it's not on the stock list, you can probably talk your way into a diploma or two while you're at it.

Mar 25-27, 11am-6pm (5pm Saturday), Onward Kashiyama, 530 Seventh Ave (between 38th and 39th), 212-997-3600

Chinatown's Shrimp Bacon Pringle Dim Sum
BETTER WITH BACON

Chinatown's Shrimp Bacon Pringle Dim Sum

The dream lives. Specifically, we're talking about the slightly off-putting but unforgettable dream of fried shrimp, battered and wrapped in bacon, topped with crumbled Pringles and lightly dabbed with mayonnaise. Honestly, we're not sure why it took this long.

Available at Golden Unicorn, 18 E Broadway (at Catherine St), 212-941-0911

Friday
The Dive Bar Prix Fixe at Jerry's Café
BEER AND BEEF

The Dive Bar Prix Fixe at Jerry's Café

Sometimes you just want as many cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Angus beef sliders as you can possibly consume in a two-hour period. And we've found a diner brilliant enough to give it to you for a mere $20. You'll want to stretch beforehand...

Thu-Fri, 5-7pm, $20, Jerry's Café, 90 Chambers St (between Church and Broadway), 212-608-1700

Saturday
Choptank Opens for Brunch
BENEDICTS

Choptank Opens for Brunch

This casual West Village seafood spot is finally putting its back patio to good use, with a newly unveiled brunch menu delivering you the Blue Crab Eggs Benedict you so richly deserve. Or if you prefer, the chicken-and-waffle-based punishment you've had coming for quite some time.

Sat-Sun, 11am-2:30pm, Choptank, 308 Bleecker St (at Grove), 212-675-2009

Sunday
The Ace Hotel's Sunday Night Jam
PLUGGED IN

The Ace Hotel's Sunday Night Jam

Because they just didn't have enough going on otherwise, the Ace Hotel has started ringing in the new week with hour-long semi-impromptu live shows every Sunday, set up in the lobby just outside the door to the Breslin. This week, that means a six-piece folk-pop outfit called Jác, playing just loud enough to spice up the pork scratching next door.

Sunday nights, 8pm, The Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St (between Broadway and Fifth Ave), 212-679-2222

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