Your perfect weekend
Mon Feb 22 2010
Saturday, Feb 27
The Linnean Libation League is injecting a little bit of summer into the dregs of winter: The society’s Desert Escape is dedicated to Palm Springs circa 1959 and takes place amid the fertile trees of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory (enter at 1000 Washington Ave at Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-623-7200; 4:30--7pm, $30 [includes two gin drinks and canaps]). At 6pm, booze historian Dave Wondrich will lead an edifying toast about midcentury drinks and their significance within cocktail culture. Vintage attire is encouraged, so wear your very best Beacon’s Closet (92 Fifth Ave at Warren St, 718-230-1630) finds tonight.
Until an Alexander McQueen retrospective crops up, consider the work of Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, who continue to create beautifully twisted, emotional collections. You won’t regret a visit to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to take in the “Quicktake: Rodarte” fashion installation (2 E 91st St at Fifth Ave; 212-849-8400, visit cooperhewitt.org for hours; through Mar 14, $10--$15). The show offers a glimpse into Rodarte’s Orwellian aesthetic with 17 looks, including destroyed silk dresses from fall--winter 2009.
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