The Weekend Guide

kiki de montparnasse sample sale!

Footloose and fancy free.

Kiki de Montparnasse Sale Sneak Preview
Get first dibs on naughty lingerie samples, apothecary items, and kinky home goods — up to 75 percent off. (Plus 20 percent off current collections.)
Why: A special treat with your purchase of $150 or more.
When: DC readers only, Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; open to the public, Sat.-Apr. 11. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Private Salon, 79 Greene St., b/t Spring & Broome Sts., 2nd flr. (212-965-8070). R.S.V.P. to salon@kikidm.com with LOVE DC in the subject line. See a slide show of sale favorites.

Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers
Trace Delman Shoes’s fancy footwork via print advertisements, newsreel footage, and 80 years worth of designs.
Why: Peep the line fancied by Jackie O., Marilyn, and Marlene Dietrich.
When: Thurs. & Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Ave., at 27th St. (212-217-4558).

The Urban Forest
Nature versus NYC: Self-publishing shutterbug Kate Glicksberg catalogs the co-existence of humans and wilderness within the concrete jungle.
Why: A tree grows in Brooklyn (sort of).
When: Thru Apr. 18. Gallery hours, Wed.-Sun., 1-7 p.m., or by appt.
Where: Chashama, 30 W. 8th St., at MacDougal St. (212-391-8151).

Leigh & Luca Sale

What: The NYC design duo’s bright handwoven and embroidered scarves are marked up to 50 percent off.
Why: We like to say we knew them when.
When: Just in time for spring.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

The Empire Room
Swill gin cocktails (berry tea-infused gin with muddled blackberries) served by a 1920s-attired staff in the Empire State Building’s post office-turned-throwback bar.
Why: Finally. A good 11 a.m. cocktail spot in midtown.
When: 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 350 Fifth Ave., b/t 33rd & 34th Sts. (212-643-5400).

Design Thinking Is Design Doing

What: Furniture crafters, wallpaper designers, and ceramicists display their wares in the former billiards hall.
Why: Last chance to scope AWA’s combination jewelry and sculpture sensations.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Eyelevel BQE, 364 Leonard St., b/t Frost & Withers Sts., Williamsburg (917-660-4650).

Photo: Nicola Kast 

350 5th Ave
bt 33rd & 34th Sts
New York, NY 10001
30 W 8th St
@ MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Ave
@ W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Eyelevel BQE
364 Leonard St
bt Frost & Withers Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
79 Greene St
bt Spring & Broome Sts
New York, NY 10012