This week, Perks brings you an invite to an underground society (hint: there's sailing) and two VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a pet eagle, this is it.
Things to do for June 10, 2010
Bourbon, Belly Dancers and BBQ
The weekend wants to be your friend.
After-Hours BBQ with Lady Liberty
After-hours on Liberty Island isn't quite the sunrise experience you're used to. But staying on the island well past closing time to watch the sunset, while enjoying a BBQ buffet with 1,200 of your closest friends, still counts as an after-hours party. Basically.
Figment Festival Takes Governors Island
It's an island picnic. It's an outdoor concert series. It's the largest open-air art installation in New York City this weekend. It's two days of wandering Governors Island in the sun, brushing past writhing belly dancers and dragon puppets that breathe fire. Audience participation is encouraged, so feel free to BYOF.
Bacon, egg and cheese may be all your average Saturday morning recovery requires, but there will always be those blessed, sparkler-illuminated nights of champagne bottles without end and impassioned dance floor displays. For those mornings-after, you'll need stronger medicine. Starting Saturday, Fatty 'Cue will play doctor with smoked brisket sandwiches and highly medicinal BLTs.
The Cultural Pick
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The Central Park institution returns to show off new productions of The Winter's Tale and The Merchant of Venice with none other than Al Pacino as Shylock. Audience participation will be limited to chanting "Attica" during the curtain call.
Billy Reid Imports a Smoker
Knowing the kind of Southern gentlemanly duds that Billy Reid wants to dress you in, you'd almost expect to see an open bourbon bar and roasting pig every time you walk by his Bond Street Store. Actually, on Saturday, that's exactly what you'll find: his friends from Alabama are driving up with a smoker and a hog and doing it up in front of the store. We assume moonshine will be involved, but we always assume that.
75% Off at Isaia
The thing about well-fitting suits, handmade in Napoli with the same reinforced stitching employed since production launched in 1930, is that one just never knows when such a suit will prove indispensable. Be ready for that moment. And for 75% off.