Weekend Warrior: Our Kick-Ass Cheat-Sheet

Barney's Warehouse Sale—No explanation needed here—this fire sale's infamy precedes itself—but we'll just offer these three bits of wisdom: wear a body-suit (perfect for respectable outfit changes), prepare for public displays of nudity, and drink a coffee (or Red Bull) before you go.
Friday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Barneys New York Warehouse Sale, 255 West 17th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-450-8400.
Classic Cocktails, Classic Film: Whiskey—If whiskey is your chosen poison, you should probably invest in the Classic Cocktails, Classic Film series at Astor Center this Friday. Enjoy casual whiskey samplings while scenes from some of cinema's greatest whiskey moments are screened (including scenes from Thunder Road and Lost in Translation).
Friday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (near East 4th Street); 212-674-7501.
Dinner on the Gowanus with Asobi Seksu—What goes great with some amazing Greenpoint Food Market vendors? Well, dream-pop of course. Asobi Seksu brings their unique sound to MeanRed in Brooklyn to accompany the equally stuff-of-dreams food.
Saturday, August 21, tickets: $18, $15 in advance. MeanRed, 70 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent avenues); Brooklyn; 718-388-6165.

Salon Millesime—Aching for a swanky escape that calls to mind a different time and place? The Carlton Hotel's new lounge, Salon Millesime, is like a direct transport from the Jazz Age with its piano and dim-lit ambiance. For a stiff drink, try the Train Wreck or a Frankenstein (a trifecta of cognac, rye, and vermouth).

Salon Millesime, 92 Madison Avenue (at East 29th Street ), 212-889-7100.

Fatty 'Cue BBQ Blowout—NY Mag and Finger on the Pulse's annual BBQ Blowout hosts DJ Punches and features food brought to you by Fatty 'Cue, a local spot whose cuisine is a rocking mash up of Southeast Asian and Southern grilling. Food starts rolling out at 6 p.m., with plates costing just $5, and the party will continue til 10 p.m., rain or shine.
Saturday, August 21, free admission. Fatty 'Cue BBQ Blowout, 10 Hope Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer streets); Brooklyn; 718-218-7191.
Chromeo at Jelly NYC Pool Parties—On the return from Outside Lands in San Francisco this past weekend, Chromeo visits the wide open space at the Williamsburg Waterfront to deliver what's sure to be a wild set. Perks include a beer garden, great Brooklyn eats, and some sweet people watching too. If you haven't peeped this concert series yet, now's your chance—due to a dispute this may very be the last performance.
Sunday, August 22, free admission; Williamsburg Waterfront.
Hudson River Blues BBQ—11 years and still going strong, the Blues BBQ on the Hudson River is the place to be if you love outdoor music and good food (er, we're thinking this isn't a hard sell). With the 'sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the south, the Blues BBQ would certainly be worth every penny—if it weren't free! Expect food from Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Char No. 4, Dinosaur Bar B Que, and Fatty 'Cue, as well as music by Smokin' Joe Kubek, Janiva Magness, Joe Louis Walker, and more. Just in case the other BBQ we're telling you about wasn't enough.
Sunday, August 22, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., free admission. Pier 54, (at West 14th Street).
Picnic Aboard the Mary A. Whalen—Not many things say summer like a boozy trip aboard a boat (the Frying Pan, anyone?). But hey, you don't have to ferry all the way to Fire Island or jitney straight to the Hamptons to see this dream through. Arrive anytime after 5 p.m. to Pier 11 at Pioneer and Conover Streets in Brooklyn, and you can enjoy a BYOB picnic on the 72-year-old barge.
Sunday, August 22, after 5 p.m. Mary A. Whalen boat, Pier 11, Atlantic Basin (at Pioneer and Conover streets); Brooklyn; 917-414-0565.

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