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The Weekend Guide

Confirm everything with your dressing bureau.

BUY
Mayle
What:
Silk dresses, $175 (were $600); cashmere sweaters, $95 (were $350); alpaca coats, $300 (were $1200); Billie bags, $180 (were $545).
Why: Plus one-of-a-kind pieces up to 85 percent off.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 263 W. 38th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 16th flr. (212-941-7210).

Archetype Showroom Sample Sale
What:
It’s that time again: Lorick, Quail, Fremont, Samantha Pleet, 80%20, and more on the cheap.
Why: Where is that tax refund, damnit?
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 676 Broadway, b/t Great Jones & Bond Sts., 2nd flr.

HELP
In Honor of the Earth
What:
A whopping 100 percent of Il Buco’s prix fixe lunch proceeds benefits a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection, wecansolveit.org.
Why: The resto has long supported the local, sustainable agriculture movement.
When: Lunch, Thurs.-Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 47 Bond St., b/t Bowery & Lafayette St. (212-533-1932).

Host a Wireless Electronics Drive
What:
Start a collection bin in your building (or office) for old cells, iPods, digital cameras, pagers (whoa, dated!), and PDAs.
Why: For every device collected, Recycling for Charities will donate $1 to your charity of choice.
When: How about now?
Where: For more info and to donate online, go to recyclingforcharities.com.

HEAR
Free Filmmaker Talk Series
What:
Out of the cinema and into the Apple store. Listen to Clive Owen, Morgan Spurlock, Greg Mottola. Ask questions in person.
Why: Next week: Harmony Korine (May 1), Paul Haggis (May 3), Matthew Modine (May 4).
When: Fri.-May 4. Times vary.
Where: Apple store Soho. Info and times online at apple.com.

EAT
A Midnight Feast
What:
In the name of Greek Easter, tavern Persephone offers a traditional, celebratory four-course menu.
Why: It’s all Greek to you — at least this weekend.
When: Sat., stroke of midnight.
Where: 115 E. 60th St., b/t Lexington & Park Aves. (212-339-8363).