This week, Perks is bringing you a vacation, in the form of two round-trip tickets to New York on a private jet. And in case you need something to do while you're there, we're adding a chance at 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 11, 2010
Marlins Dancers, Rooftop Ribs and Flan
The weekend cannot be stopped.
Tonight you can usher in the weekend by commandeering an oversize bed at the Mondrian's waterfront lounge, ordering up a few new $8 cocktails—we've got our eye on the Sundown Sidecar (cognac, crushed lychees, ginger liquor)—and watching the workweek float away like so many yachts in the bay...
Marlins Mermaids at MI-VI
You've long admired the beauty, majesty and grace of the Marlins Mermaids, and now is your chance to get a little closer to all that talent. The girls will be touching down at MI-VI tonight, promoting their new calendar, strutting the catwalk and showing off a few of their hottest moves. Ah, baseball cheerleaders...
Billed as a "street fashion brand for intellectual slackers," WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy (WeSC) is holding a sample sale on the outskirts of Little Haiti tomorrow. This is your opportunity to stock up on Asian-inspired tees, hoodies and slim denim pants priced at $10 to $120—and, more importantly, sip gratis pisco cocktails.
Cheap, Late-Night Pasta and Flan
The next time the urge hits you for Italian food at 11pm (so healthy), you'll want to direct your chauffeur to Prima Pasta. Their new late-night happy hour gets you beef filet Carpaccio for $6.48 and chicken parmigiana for $9.50. Along with cheesecake and flan for $4. Nothing beats a pasta nightcap.
The Cultural Pick
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There's nothing like crazy art. In the case of Claire Fontaine (the stage name for a whole squad of equally crazy—and, naturally, French—artists), that means tennis balls filled with batteries, quarters that contain razor blades and a sizable piece of a sawed-off shotgun. We're amazed they got it across the border.
Rooftop Barbecue at Red
There's something awesome about feasting on platters of grilled meat as the sun slowly sets on the best weekend of your life. Red knows this, which is why they're rolling out a rooftop BBQ where you can sip $7 Torched Cherry Mojitos and $5 beers, and eat prime filet kabobs, dry-rubbed baby back ribs and skewers of citrus-chili marinated shrimp. This is why roofs were invented.