Matilda the Cat Hosting a Cocktail Party in Midtown West

Astoria: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden will screen the Czech film Holiday Makers at 8 p.m. on Sunday. [Joey in Astoria]
East Village: Mercat has a downstairs lounge, which they may or may not be calling by a different name, with an even smaller menu. [Eater] Simone is definitely open. [Down by the Hipster]
Lower East Side: Russ & Daughters has taken down its neon sign, but only for temporary refurbishing. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Midtown West: A birthday party held on August 8 at the Algonquin honoring Matilda, the hotels house cat, will feature a cat fashion show, live music, and lots and lots of cocktails. [NewYorkology]
West Village: The little owls celebrated meatball sliders made it onto the cover of Bon Appetit. [Gothamist]