Seen & Heard: Mondo Cane Moving Sale

Mondo Cane lamp••• In advance of its move to 50 Lispenard, Mondo Cane is having a sale, starting Monday, “with the entire store marked at 30-50% off. Items will include seating, tables, desks, lighting, fine art, furniture and accessories from designers such as Ward Bennett, Gino Sarfatti, Milo Baughman, Charles Eames, Gio Ponti, Pierre Jeanneret, and Frank Gehry.” Also, the new location will be named Patrick Parrish, after the owner.

••• Union Bar + Kitchen soft-opened last night, and the menu is posted on its site. The chef-owner’s bio is interesting.

••• Has anyone seen any work happening at Super Linda? Bisutoro?

••• Demolition was underway at the old Less Less space at 83 Chambers, so something new must be coming. Wait, I’m getting déjà vu….

••• Ward III has something cute planned for Taste of Tribeca on Saturday: “Popsicles inspired by some of their cocktails, sans-alcohol, including the Ward III (strawberries, lemon juice, nutmeg), Georgie (apples, lemon juice), and Negroni. But those of age who stop by for a popsicle can bring their popsicle stick in to Ward III Saturday night for a choice of $12 Old Fashioneds, Manhattans or Ward III cocktails, or a house beer/whiskey shot combo for $10.”

••• The Paris Cafe in the Seaport is celebrating the Brooklyn Bridge’s 131st birthday: “On May 24 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Paris Cafe will have live Irish music, drink and food specials, displays of historic New York City films, and photos from the prominent photographer Barbara Mensch.”

••• I make it a policy not to cover school events, aside from the occasional benefit, but this email from I.S. 289 was too provocative to skip: “Every year, our seventh grade team comes together to create an opera based around a theme that the whole grade has produced. This year, our theme is ‘People in Control use Fear to Marginalize Others.’ This theme is incorporated into every aspect of our opera, from the makeup to the public relations. Our opera storyline takes place in dystopian New York City, where creativity is not allowed in schools. The city’s government officials begin to have some conflicts when people begin to rebel against this law. Our opera teaches the importance of creativity, as well as supporting our main theme, since the government marginalizes its creative citizens using fear and oppression. The show is on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the I.S. 289 auditorium.”