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The Weekend Guide

mariam wallentin!

Make like March and have a lion of a time.

LISTEN
Mariam Wallentin & Mikael Karlsson with ACME
What: Eclectic pop songstress (Wildbirds & Peacedrums) collaborates with notable Swedish composer to create a song cycle of a man’s last hours.
Why: Classical this is not.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave. (212-501-3330). Tickets ($25) online at tickets.kaufman-center.org.

SMELL
Diptyque Sample Sale
What:
Up to 60 percent off the Parisian perfumer’s candles, fragrances, and bath products.
Why: Fancy French scents (like our favorite, figuier) trump half-burned Yankee Candles you’ve kept since college.
When: Today & Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 225 Fifth Ave., at 27th St. Credit cards only.

SHOP
Rent the Runway Sample Sale
What:
Replenish your supply in time for wedding season with gently used dresses and accessories up to 95 percent off.
Why: A Rebecca Taylor cocktail dress goes from $495 to $74, the $800 sparkly Badgley Mischka for $120.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. (212-725-5400).

Ivana Helsinki
What:
Scandinavian goods (comfy screen-printed tees, spring dresses, transitional knits) are ripe for the picking at the Finnish line’s first American shop.
Why: Mention DailyCandy for 20 percent off and a surprise gift thru Sun.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 251 Elizabeth St., b/t Prince & Houston Sts. (646-360-3802).

DINE
Back Forty West
What:
The Alphabet City Americana-style staple sets up shop in the former Savoy space.
Why: Part deux proves meatier than the original with a second-floor smoker (try the slow-cooked pork shoulder once dinner service starts in a few weeks).
When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 70 Prince St., at Crosby St. (212-219-8570).

Photo: Courtesy of Ecstatic Music Festival

LOCATIONS
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W 67th St
bt Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
70 Prince St
@ Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
212-219-8570
251 Elizabeth St
bt Prince & Houston Sts
New York, NY 10012
646-360-3802
Rent the Runway Sample Sale
260 5th Ave
bt 28th & 29th Sts
New York, NY 10001
Diptyque
225 5th Ave
bt 26th & 27th Sts
New York, NY 10010
MAP IT