Is it just me, or is February already flying by? It will be spring before we know it! We’re some busy Bitches this week, with Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and a holiday weekend all falling within days of one another. Here’s what’s going on this week.
Cure your case of the Mondays at Yumi Kim’s annual sample sale at Chelsea Market. Tomorrow is the last day to snag these colorful designer tops, dresses, rompers, and skirts at up to 80 percent off retail prices. 75 9th Ave., New York
Laissez les bon temps rouler, Bitches! It’s Fat Tuesday! New York may not be New Orleans, but there are a ton of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras all over the city. Duane Park in SoHo is hosting a Mardis Gras Soiree, featuring a Southern-style three-course meal and a parade of performers that will make the French Quarter jealous. Bourbon Street Bar & Grille is also hosting a Mardi Gras Party, with drink specials, jambalayas, po boys, and slices of King Cake! If dancing to jazz is more your thing, head to Brooklyn for The Bell House’s Mardi Gras Bash, with performances by the Hungry March Band and Jonathan Toubin. Various locations; tickets and reservations may be required.
Leave your man at home tonight, and head to Bagatelle for the Valentine’s Day edition of Pour Elle! This ladies’ night event features a fashion show by Elyvette Styles, an open bar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and a chocolate tasting. The icing on the cake? The best fashion of the night will win a Bagatelle Champagne dinner! Email email@example.com for reservations. One Little West 12th Street, New York
Squeezing in some last minute Valentine’s Day shopping before the holiday weekend? Whether you want to treat your S.O. to a one-of-a-kind New York experience, or buy them something nice from a local boutique, you can’t go wrong with any of the ideas on our Bitch-approved guide.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early with a wine and cheese pairing class aboard Yacht Manhattan. Taste five different wines, sample five artisanal cheeses that are matched with the wine, and learn the basics of wine pairing and tasting-all while cruising down the Hudson River! Get tickets here. Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) – W. 22nd and Hudson River
A party + a one-mile fun run at your own pace (and for a good cause) + more party? Sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Saturday! The catch? You have to run in your skivvies. Fundraising proceeds from Cupid’s Undie Run benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation. Register for the race, and receive 25 percent off your registration with the code “BWB” Sign up here. 12:00 p.m. at Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (between 11th & 12th Ave.)
Nothing cures a hangover quicker than a little hair of the dog. We recently brunched at SoCo in Clinton Hill, and the Southern comfort dishes and bottomless mimosas really did the trick. 509 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn
If a seafood brunch is more your thing, check out the new offerings at Theo’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar! Featuring a variety of fresh seafood options and traditional brunch fare, you’re bound to find something you’ll love on the menu. 1048 3rd Ave., New York