The Weekend Guide

Feel pretty, and witty, and gay.

Fort Defiance Opens
Pegu Club bartender and food writer opens an eclectic cafe (Counter Culture coffee, egg creams, gingerade, baked goods), bar (cocktails inspired by an international adventurer from the ’40s), and nighttime eatery (small plates, sandwiches, and entrees by a former Good Fork chef).
Why: Defying all structured meal times!
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dinner and drinks to come in the next six weeks.
Where: 365 Van Brunt St., at Dikeman St., Red Hook. Take the Ikea ferry!

A Date with Liberace
A drag homage to our favorite swishy, fraternizing pianist.
Why: Pitch a tent; this is camp!
When: Thurs., 6 p.m.
Where: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at W. 63rd St. (212-870-1630). Entrance on 111 Amsterdam Ave., b/t 64th & 65th Sts.

S. Love Debuts
Peek at a new, hand-painted line of cocktail dresses and floor-grazers by two grads from RISD.
Why: Shoppers get more with the code DAILYCANDY15.
When: Save 15 percent thru July 4.
Where: Online at slovenyc.com.

Dark Horse/Black Forest
A love story and dance performance in the lobby bathroom of The Gershwin Hotel.
Why: Yanira Castro will do site-specific shows at your home toilet.
When: Fri. & Sun., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 p.m.
Where: 7 E. 27th St., b/t Madison & Fifth Aves. For tix and info, go to ps122.org.
For private bookings (and price inquiries), e-mail darkhorse@ps122.org.

Melissa Sample Sale
Comfy plastic shoes for summer are anything but serious and now 50-70 percent off.
Why: Are you ready for this jelly (sandal)?
When: Thurs.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 520 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves., ste. 601.

Pop-Up Popsicle Shop

People’s Pops gang hawks summer flavors-on-a-stick, like strawberry-rhubarb and blueberry-black tea.
Why: Pop and rock!
When: On sunny days (really!), 12:30 p.m.-stock runs out.
Where: Battery Park, State St., at Pearl St. For more info, go to peoplespops.blogspot.com.

Circus Sundays
Last chance to catch big top vets on a refurbished 1914 Lehigh Valley Railroad barge.
Why: Hey, rube, don’t make it bad.
When: Sun., 1 & 4 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge, Pier 44, 290 Conover St., at Reed St., Red Hook (718-624-4719). Info at waterfrontmuseum.org.

365 Van Brunt St
@ Dikeman St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Melissa Shoes Sample Sale
520 W 27th St
bt 10 & 11th Aves, ste 601
New York, NY 10001