|The Changing American Table
What Americans are eating these days is the topic tonight at 8pm for Ruth Reichl, Rick Bayless (chef at Chicago's Frontera Grill) and cookbook author Paula Deen. John Willoughby (Executive Editor of Gourmet) moderates. It takes place at Columbia's Miller Theatre. For tickets, call the box office after noon, 212.854.7799, or go here.
Stockings with Care
Stockings with Care is a nonprofit organization that gathers up Christmas wish lists from kids in shelters and at-risk environments and then assigns Santas to take care of one or all of their three wishes. For most of the 3,000 kids involved, the presents from volunteer Santas are the only ones they'll get. Stockings with Care needs more Santas — click here for more info.
Daniel Levy, 155 W. 29th [6th/7th] has his 20th annual holiday porcelain sale and it looks like a good one: everything from 'sketches' from the archives to discontinued patterns to pieces with slight imperfections or color mismatches to 'firsts' way off retail prices. Look for tableware, interior accessories, and table lamps. 12/8-10 11-7, and 12/11 12-6. Cash only.
At the Kidini winter and holiday sale, you'll find American and European designer clothes for babies, boys and girls (newborn to size 14) at up to 80% off retail. Over 60 designers including: Charabia, Tocca, Chevignon, Tartine et Chocolat, and Floriane, 12/7-12/9, 9:30-7, at Soho Dance Studio, 598 Bway [Houston] 6th Floor 917.653.3643.
Men's and women's wear, tabletop, glassware and jewelry and more at up to 50% off retail. Shop Happy features designers including Sydney Albertini, Dianne Brill, Yoko Devereaux, and Liselotte Watkins, 12/2-12/10, 11-7 daily at Space Downtown, 276 W. 25th [7th/8th] .
Catherine Malandrino, 589 8th [39th] 2nd Floor 212.840.0106. Fall and wintersample and stock sale, 12/12-12/16, M-F 9-7. Sizes 2 to 12, prices are wholesale and below from $99 to $599.
Nikka, 214 West 39th [7th/8th] Suite 805, is having a fall/winter sample and stock sale, 12/6-12/10, Tu-F 9-7, Sa 10-5. Wholesale and below, sizes 2-10. Italian wool pants with intricate beading retails for $325, now $139. Silk jersey top with semi-precious stones retails for $250, now $99.
17 E. 13th [5th/Univ] Suite 6C,
. Sample sale of m
en's shirts and tees, women's shirts
in Italian and Swiss fabrics, up to 70%
off. 12/1-2 noon-8pm and 12/3 noon-5pm. Cash or checks.
The ARChive of Contemporary Music always has great sales of CDs and records. Most are pop and rock, but this one will also feature 1,000 Broadway cast and film soundtrack LPs that were part of the Footlight Records stock and most of them will sell for $1. 12/3-12/11, 11-6, 54 White [Church/Bway] 212.226.6967.