1/8-9: Oysters at the Ace, The 4th Cask Beer Fest, Sales!

Best bets for your weekend

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Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} SUDS: You know that new year’s resolution you made last week, about cutting down on drinking and getting fit and all that? That can wait until Monday: Starting Friday night, d.b.a. Brooklyn and gotham-imbiber.com present the 4th Annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival, all weekend long. Taste 15 of these rare brews (cask ales and lagers are made the old-school way, unfiltered, unpasteurized and sans newfangled ingredients or carbon dioxide) and talk suds with your fellow hop-heads. Friday-Sunday, starting at 1PM.

SHELL ON EARTH: The Ace Hotel is sexy. You are sexy. And a raw bar bargain (a raw bargain? hmm) is just icing on the cake. Park yourself at the newly-opened John Dory Oyster Bar and order up a half-dozen oysters or clams plus a glass of bubbly wine or a can of Snapperhead Ale for a paltry $15. This Oyster Happy Hour goes down between 5 and 7PM (or midnight and 2AM, you nighthawk) Monday through Saturday. Love. The John Dory Oyster Bar, Broadway at 29th Street; 212.792.9000.

STOCK UP: Three of our favorite sales around town right now: Get 70% off fall and winter goods at Marc Jacobs (163 Mercer). Sale prices at the city’s three Scoop locations get additional reductions of 40%. And at Bird, one of the best-curated boutique chainlets in the city, fall 2010 merch from the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rachel Comey are slashed by up to 50% at all three locations. All weekend long.

--EB

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