This week, Perks is taking you 12 stories above it all, with exclusive access to the Colonnade Hotel's rooftop pool, as well as a chance to take batting practice at Yankee Stadium with Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Bucky Dent and some guy named Boggs. Assuming you don't mind invading enemy territory.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Game 7, BBQ Shrimp and a Triple-Decker Boat Party
The weekend has "Eye of the Tiger" on a loop.
Game 7. Open Bar. Open BBQ.
It all comes down to this. So the only thing to do at this point is decide if you're going to watch Rondo & Co. scratch and claw their way to a championship from your couch, or at a giant viewing party like the one Jerry Remy's is throwing for 300 Celtics fans. It'll feature an open bar, passed apps (BBQ ribs, brisket, RemDogs) and a perfectly justified reason to call in sick on Friday. Win or lose.
The Cultural Pick
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Arlo Guthrie, the Boston Pops and Electric Fiddles
The Guthrie legacy is one of riding the rails, dirt-trodden boots and backwoods strumming, which is why you might not expect Arlo to don a tailed tux and take a seat with the Boston Pops. For two nights only, you'll be able to take in such a sight. We'll assume a championship-inspired "Coming into Los Angeles" will be on the set list...
If you could use a break from your typical Friday night of unbridled debauchery, the Boston Harbor Hotel will be showing classic films outside on a huge projection screen on Rowes Wharf till September. Finally, you'll be able to watch Driving Miss Daisy someplace other than your yacht.
This Saturday, the Moonlight Boat Party sets sail from Rowes Wharf at 10pm, offering you a rare opportunity to combine your love of huge parties (three floors, five DJs, many beautiful people) with your strong nautical sensibilities. Club attire is suggested, so you might want to wear your patent-leather topsiders.
Cask Ale and a Shine for Dad
Stoddard's is offering a Cask Ale Brunch for you and your dad on Father's Day, where he'll choose two cask ales from the bar and pair them with one item from the brunch menu, then finish with an old-school shoe shine. He'll even get a $25 gift card valid toward a return visit, which you may or may not want to tell him about.
Café Fleuri at the Langham is getting in on the Father's Day hullabaloo as well, adding a BBQ station to their Sunday brunch, because BBQ is like catnip to fathers. In addition to the Chipotle BBQ Shrimp and other barbecued delights, there will be a putting green, where Dad can try his luck at a putt to win a free massage. Just like at the US Open.