A three-day break won’t celebrate itself.
Animals at The Wayland
What: The East Village cocktail haunt marks its first birthday with a sandwich spot tucked into its expanded space.
Why: We’re making room on our list of favorites for wine- and stone fruit-braised beef and hot shrimp topped with lemon creme fraiche and raw honey.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 138 Ave. C, at E. 9th St.
What: The local songstress and office favorite debuts her new album, Come Back, inside the intimate venue, where her tenderhearted songs might just set the mood for an evening of hand-holding under the table.
Why: Take her a preshow banana for good luck.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., at Astor Pl. Tickets ($15) at joespub.com.
What: Greenlight Bookstore hosts a night of hardy har hars by way of humor reading and storytelling, including Tom Shillue (host of Moth Mainstage) and author Mike Albo.
Why: Did we mention it’s free? With gratis wine?
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 686 Fulton St., at S. Portland Ave., Fort Greene (718-246-0200).
Journelle Warehouse Sale
What: Refresh your boudoir wardrobe with 50-70 percent off underpinnings by La Perla, Eberjey, Stella McCartney, Lascivious, and more.
Why: It’s subtler than slipping into Vicky’s on Valentine’s Day.
When: Today & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., at W. 29th St. (212-725-5400).
Racanelli’s New York Italian
What: An old-school Italian-American family joint is reborn north of the city. Go for the nostalgia; stay for the artisanal pies, pasta, and chicken Parm.
Why: It takes precisely 40 minutes to get there from Grand Central, so take a load off and turn some pages.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 851 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale (914-472-1032).
Photo: Courtesy of Animals NYC