The Weekend Guide

the devil you know!
Photos: Richard Termine

Do the new decade proud.

The Devil You Know
Director Ping Chong and artist couple Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko (Skeleton Key) have lovingly crafted a truly creepy world in a retelling of the classic short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” staged with Tim Burton-esque marionettes.
Why: Pull your own strings this year.
When: Thurs.-Jan. 24. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: La MaMa E.T.C., 74 E. 4th St., b/t Bowery & 2nd Ave. Tickets at 212-475-7710 or online at


What: Get slick weekly deals (30 percent off dinner, free oysters, comped drinks) at great restos (The Harrison, Telepan, Il Buco) via e-mail and texted to your phone. To redeem, mention the pass code to the host when you arrive.
Why: Spending less and eating out more is no longer a mere drunken fantasy.
When: Launches today. Start working up that appetite.
Where: Sign up online at

Employees Only Pretheater Menu
What: Chow down on chef Julia Jaksic’s new three-course menu for $35. Choices include house-made pork sausage with cavatelli, chestnut and shiitake gnocchi, and chocolate banana bread pudding.
Why: Tummy rumblings may interrupt the show.
When: Every night at 6 p.m.
Where: 510 Hudson St., b/t Christopher & W. 10th Sts. (212-242-3021). Reservations required.

Holy Ghost
What: DFA’s freshest dance act are masters of electro-pop.
Why: Booty shaking brings the world one step closer to peace.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., b/t Third & Fourth Aves. R.S.V.P. at

Wedding Crashers
What: Brooklyn brides- and grooms-to-be can shop local vendors; sample goodies from the likes of One Girl Cookies, Brooklyn Brewery, and Frankies Spuntino; and enter to win a dress from Butter by Nadia.
Why: If there’s a wedding, yo, we’ll crash it.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus. Tickets online at

Acne Studio Sale
What: Clad thy legs and shod thy feet (and other parts) in Scandinavian minimalist design at its best — like ankle boots with sculptural heels ($300, reg. $600).
Why: New Year’s resolutions look better in a mohair sweater.
When: Thurs.-end of season. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 10 Greene St., b/t Canal & Grand Sts. (212-625-2828).

La MaMa E.T.C.
74 E 4th St
bt Bowery and 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Acne Studio NYC
10 Greene St
bt Canal and Grand Sts
New York, NY 10013
149 7th St
bt 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
125 E 11th St
bt 3rd & 4th Aves
New York, NY 10003
510 Hudson St
bt Christopher & W 10th Sts
New York, NY 10014