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The Weekend Guide

elisa monte dance!

Spring into action.

ATTEND
Elisa Monte Dance Winter Gala
What:
The über-athletic dance company hits the stage with awe-inspiring choreography; raffle, gift bags, and open bar reception to follow.
Why:
It’s the full Monte.
When:
Sat. Performance, 8 p.m.; after-party, 10 p.m.
Where:
Performance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 W. 55th St., at Ninth Ave. (212-405-9000); after-party, Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave., at 27th St. (646-473-0202). Tickets at 212-868-4488 or online at emdjuniorgala2010.eventbrite.com.

DISCOVER
Owls Have More Fun

What: Danish artist Lisa Grue’s new solo show spotlights black and white birds of prey perched atop hand-printed porcelain plates, limited-edition prints, and custom wallpaper.
Why: Hoot, there it is.
When: Thru Mar. 26. Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., by appointment.
Where: Gallery Hanahou, 611 Broadway, at Houston St., ste. 730 (646-486-6586).

ENROLL
Trade School
What:
Sign up for last-chance classes like Make a Meteorite, How to Buy a Building in NYC, and — our favorite — Foundations in Ghost Hunting.
Why: Barter your way to smartness by getting the teacher something on his or her list.
When: Thurs.-Sun. Times vary.
Where: Grand Opening, 139 Norfolk St., b/t Stanton & Rivington Sts. (646-875-8078).

FETE
Lit: NY
What:
Celebrate the grand opening of artist collective space CastleBraid Artillery with a classical concert, film screenings, game tournaments, fashion show, Purim-themed dance party, and more.
Why: Like you could say no to a six-story cascade of torches.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 114 Troutman St., b/t Central & Evergreen Aves., Bushwick (718-559-6554).

SHOP
Amanda Uprichard Warehouse Sale

What: Hoard brightly colored, ruffled silk dresses (were $196, now $15-$40) and boyfriend tunics (were $170, now $35).
Why: On the up and Uprichard.
When: Twnz, Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Cutie Room, Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Twnz showroom, 226 W. 37th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 3rd flr. (212-719-0320); Cutie Room, 5 Rivington St., b/t Bowery & Chrystie St. (212-925-2557).

Luca Luca Sale
What: Up to 90 percent off cocktail frocks, cashmere sweaters, quilted leather handbags, and more.
Why: Luca be a lady tonight.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 19 W. 36th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 4th flr. R.S.V.P. to rsvp@lucaluca.com or at 212-755-2444.

Noisette Closing Sale
What:
Bid a fond farewell to the Parisian-themed brick-and-mortar boutique with 50-80 percent off fall and spring finds (maxi dresses, $70; jumpsuits, $40).
Why: Make some Noisette. (And score some furniture while you’re at it.)
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 46 N. 6th St., b/t Wythe & Kent Aves., Williamsburg (718-388-5188).

Photo: Roy Volkmann / Courtesy of Elisa Monte Dance

LOCATIONS
Twnz
226 W 37th St
bt Seventh & Eighth Aves, 3rd flr
New York, NY 10018
212-719-0320
CastleBraid
114 Troutman St
bt Central & Evergreen Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11221
718-559-6554
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
405 W 55th St
@ Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10019
212-405-9000
Luca Luca
19 W 36th St
bt Fifth & Sixth Aves, 4th flr
New York, NY 10018
Gallery Hanahou
611 Broadway
@ Houston St, ste 730
New York, NY 10012
646-486-6586
Marquee
289 10th Ave
@ 27th St
New York, NY 10001
646-473-0202
Cutie Room
5 Rivington St
bt Bowery & Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002
212-925-2557
Grand Opening
139 Norfolk St
bt Stanton & Rivington Sts
New York, NY 10002
646-875-8078
54 N 6th St
@ Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-388-5188
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