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Things to do for June 10, 2010
French Girls, Filet Mignon and Pickup Soccer
The weekend is wearing cleats.
Tonight, bear witness to an epic battle between good and... good. The Beer vs. Wine Dinner lets you pit five dishes (from Almond Dusted Skate Wing to Ginger Crème Brûlée) against five wines and five beers, with you determining the winner based on which pairings you prefer. But at least you'll have 10 drinks to figure that out.
The Cultural Pick
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Wine, Wings and Lemonade at Project Pushpin
The new lofts at Castleberry Hill are luring in art strollers with a new photo exhibition—not to mention wings from J.R. Crickets, frozen lemonade, a few strategic bottles of wine and a DJ. Just don't get any sauce on the prints.
Ah yes, Le Crazy Horse de Paris... legendary cabaret and high-kick institution since 1951. If you've ever wondered what goes on backstage there (and you have), Janusz Kawa's exhibition of au naturel black-and-whites called Girls of the Crazy Horse takes you beyond the fourth wall and into the dressing room. Try to act natural.
Like Facebook for Soccer
It happens every four years... that sudden, World Cup-inspired urge to dust off your cleats and take to the field. This calls for a co-ed pickup game. Infinite Soccer will tell you where to find it, who's playing, their skill level and what kind of trash they're talking. Which will no doubt pale in comparison to your cutting barbs.
Sunday Power Dining at Prime
For the most part, you try to keep your power dinnering (and power cocktailing) on a Monday-to-Friday basis. But in case you need to put in a little overtime, Prime is now offering half-off steaks (petite filets, NY strips and rib eyes) all night every Sunday. Think of it as casual Sundays.
Half-Priced Wine at Joël
Tuesdays have always been a bit of a weekday stepchild. Thankfully, Joël Brasserie (your favorite socialite-friendly oasis of osso bucco and truffles) has embraced this day as its own and is now offering half-priced wine by the glass and bottle every Tuesday night. Because sometimes Thursday needs to be put in its place.