A night out in Tribeca needn't cost you a limb. Your $30 Saturday has you covered, starting with early-evening beers at P.J. Clarke's on the Hudson. Savor a chilled Sam Adams or Blue Moon ($7) while the sun creeps down toward the horizon, then saunter over to the World Financial Center Plaza for a free outdoor screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan, part of the Tribeca Film Festival's Drive-In Outdoor Screenings. Don't worry, no cars necessary.
After the movie, wake your legs up with a ten-minute walk to Viet Caf for a tasty Vietnamese snack. Try the Nam Dinh--style pho soup with rice noodles and thinly sliced beef, or the five-spice broth piled with dumplings and roasted pork ($13). Continue up the street in time for more film-related fun, only this time you'll be providing a voiceover for your favorite silver-screen moments. Just bring along a DVD to Movieoke at 92YTribeca ($10) and your selected scene will be projected on a screen, sans sound and with subtitles added. It's way more fun than a movie night at home.
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