I am heavily relying on the social calendar below to make this week fly by, as I have a few short days standing between me and my Spanish vacation. After a whirlwind two months of planes, trains, and automobiles, fleeing the city at every opportunity thanks to my overzealous commitments, it’s safe to say summer has got the best of me. Going dark has never sounded so good. If you’re burnt out like me, our picks this week are sure to give you the retail therapy, culture, cocktails, and of course brunch that you deserve.
Need a Monday pick-me-up? Head over to W 36th Street for Helmut Lang and Theory’s sample sales. Not your style? Jack Rogers on 5th Avenue is discounting up to 80% off on apparel and shoes today. Helmut Lang, Theory: 261 W. 36th St; Jack Rogers: 155 Fifth Ave
Head over to Brooklyn for abstract painter Minami Shibata’s exhibition, iFace to Face. Using acrylic on a myriad of surfaces, Minami’s art allows dimensions of judgement to fall away. 70 Tillary Street, Suite 105, Brooklyn, NY
Have a picnic in Madison Square Park tonight and soak up the sounds of New Orleans singer-songwriter Jon Cleary. You can’t pass up free outdoor music! Madison Ave. between 23rd and 26th St.
The deals of restaurant week are just begging you to treat yo’self this Thursday. Whether for a $25 lunch or a $38 dinner, favorites such as Yerba Buena and Tertulia will be serving three courses. Yerba Buena: 1 Perry St; Tertulia: 359 6th Avenue
Check out the first week of Jeff Koons’ exhibition, “A Perspective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art. ““At 59, Mr. Koons may be one of the most famous living artists around–and the most expensive at auction…But this will be the first time American audiences will see the sweep of his more than three-decade career in one gulp, 1978 to present.” 945 Madison Ave, at 75th St
If bacon, beer, and baseball are your ultimate trifecta, imagine having it all during brunch. That’s right, the Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Citifield this Saturday and we’re heading to the brunch session. Explore the legendary home of the New York Mets while sipping hundreds of craft brew samples and bacon-inspired tastes by local NYC restaurants exclusive to the event. Plus, you’ll get the ultimate girlfriend points.
Get your tickets 20% off using the code BITCHES. Purchase tickets here.
After a very full day at the ballpark yesterday, you’re going to need an epic, soul-food brunch in the Lower East Side at Sweet Chick. Try their mouthwatering shrimp and grits or an oversized biscuit slathered with gravy. 178 Ludlow