The Weekend Guide

mariam wallentin!

Make like March and have a lion of a time.

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.

Diptyque Sample Sale
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.

Rent the Runway Sample Sale
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
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).

Back Forty West
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

Rent the Runway Sample Sale
260 5th Ave
bt 28th & 29th Sts
New York, NY 10001
70 Prince St
@ Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W 67th St
bt Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
251 Elizabeth St
bt Prince & Houston Sts
New York, NY 10012
225 5th Ave
bt 26th & 27th Sts
New York, NY 10010