The Weekend Guide

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What: Head downtown to help boost boutiques that shuttered for days due to Hurricane Sandy power outages. Deals abound, sample sales carry heavy discounts, and Tacombi and Home Sweet Home provide refreshments.
Why: Participating shops pay it forward and accept donations on behalf of the Red Cross.
When: Fri. & Sat.
Where: Locations at capsuleshow.com.

What: Taste a different kind of Danish at the light-filled, impeccably designed house of smørrebrød (dense rye bread topped with smoked fish, meats, seasonal spreads, and veggies).
Why: The koldskål dessert soup — think cake batter-flavored buttermilk chilled with roasted oatmeal and fruit — is much easier to enjoy than pronounce.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 13 Laight St., at St. Johns Ln. (212-925-1313).

Murder Ballad
What: Four powerhouse vocalists rock their way through a sticky romantic situation. No intermission, no spoken words, and an immersive set mean you don’t check your watch once.
Why: Get there early. The on-stage bar isn’t just for show.
When: Today-Dec. 2.
Where: The Studio at Stage II, Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. Showtimes and tickets ($30) at nycitycenter.org.

Truffle Season
East Village’s trifecta of Italian goodness — Supper, Sauce, and Frank — plates specialties suited to the mushroom delicacy, like hand-cut egg yolk tagliatelle with butter, 7-year-aged canaroli rice, and poached eggs with black sea salt and olive oil.
Why: Instead of a few measly drops of truffle oil, get a heaping of actual shavings atop your dish.
When: Thru Nov. 23 (or until stock runs out).
Where: Supper, 156 E. 2nd St., b/t Aves. A & B (212-477-7600); Sauce, 78-84 Rivington St., at Allen St. (212-420-7700); Frank, 88 Second Ave., at E. 5th St. (212-420-0202).

Hudson Lodge

What: Get cozy in the fancy take on a woodsy cabin with mounted deer, faux snow, and wintry cocktails. Think cold hot chocolate (mezcal, Kahlúa, chile de arbol, chocolate mole bitters and Oaxacan chocolate) and grown-up snow cones (Tanqueray Ten, clementine, chamomile, apricot, lemon, grapefruit, and shaved ice).
Why: Keep warm from the inside out with green chili fondue, chipotle brisket chili, and a decadent s’more grilled cheese with Nutella, three cheeses, and maple syrup.
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Hudson Hotel, 356 W. 58th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (212-554-6217).

Lady Grey Annual Holiday Sale

What: Take up to 70 percent off jewels from the edgy, angular line, including a bronze scarab ring ($95, reg. $180) and a cuff punctuated with crushed jet triangles ($175, reg. $255).
Why: Best friend, little sister, crazy aunt, roommate, and secret Santa? Check.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Mega Mega Showroom, 120 Walker St., b/t Centre & Baxter Sts., loft 4r.

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88 2nd Ave
@ E 5th St
New York, NY 10003
13 Laight St
@ St Johns Ln
New York, NY 10013
Manhattan Theatre Club
131 W 55th St
bt 6th & 7th Aves
New York, NY 10019
356 W 58th St
bt 8th & 9th Aves
New York, NY 10019
156 E 2nd St
bt Aves A & B
New York, NY 10009
Mega Mega Showroom
120 Walker St
bt Center & Baxter Sts, loft 4r
New York, NY 10013
78-84 Rivington St
@ Allen St
New York, NY 10002