SPURNED: OK, weather gods, FINE. We get it . If summer 2009 is destined to be all about rain, we might as well look good tromping around in it. Enter Nomad’s rain boots: their “Harness” style is pure cowboy, perfect for ducking out of the downpour and into a saloon. $55 online from nomadfootwear.com.
VERY ’WELL: The Madewell store in Soho is throwing a party tonight to present a selection of vintage items curated from the Brooklyn Flea. Aside from great shopping, this also means great Flea snacks like Red Hook ballpark pupusas, Nunu chocolates and more. 6–8PM at Madewell, 486 Broadway at Broome Street; 212-226-6954.
HAIL TO THE QUEEN: Regina Spektor gets called quirky a lot, and for good reason: the Bronx-by-way-of-Moscow singer-songwriter seems to inhabit a whole other world in her head (one where brooding piano one minute becomes plinky-plink synthpop the next). Her new album "Far" dropped this week and we already know what’s going to be playing on repeat this weekend. Buy it at Other Music, 15 East 4th Street at Lafayette, 212-477-8150. http://www.othermusic.com/