Things to do for June 17, 2010

The Weekender

Caviar Fries, Avocado Popsicles and Sci-Fi Burlesque

The weekend is looking for shade.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.

Fries Topped with Caviar at Ecco
POMMES FRITES

Fries Topped with Caviar at Ecco

Tonight, bear witness to the glorious and inevitable union of two essential food groups: fries and caviar. The former will be double-fried and then topped with crème fraîche and caviar before being graciously paired with five sparkling wines. You would never pair caviar fries with non-sparkling wine.

Jun 17, 6:30pm, $30, Ecco, 40 Seventh St NE, 404-347-9555 for reservations

Friday
A Secret Sale at Entebello
GROOMSMAN

A Secret Sale at Entebello

This Friday, head downstairs for your usual post-work, pre-weekend massage, then look for up to 50% off pre-shave oil, straight razors and so forth from the likes of True Gentlemen and Baxter of California. The "official" tent sale starts next week, but drop our name and it starts a week early for you. You don't wait for tents.

Starts Jun 18 with UD mention, Entebello, 324 E Paces Ferry Rd, 404-477-2933

The Cultural Pick
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A Chat with Bret Easton Ellis

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A Chat with Bret Easton Ellis

It only took Bret Easton Ellis 25 years to write the sequel to Less Than Zero. Okay, it's not exactly the sequel, and he wasn't exactly working on it that whole time (think The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho...). But if you want to pick Ellis's brain on the finer points of his latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, he'll be at SCAD's Ivy Hall as part of their Writers Series this Friday. Or you could just wait for the movie.

411: Jun 18, 6:30pm, no cost, Ivy Hall, 1600 Peachtree St, Events Space, 4th Floor, Building C, 404-253-3324
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Saturday
Sci-Fi and Burlesque, Together at Last
BRIGHT FUTURE

Sci-Fi and Burlesque, Together at Last

It's not often that science fiction is readily associated with a night out on the town. So we feel compelled to inform you of a certain sci-fi-inspired burlesque show happening this Saturday night, complete with raucous aerial maneuvers and a girl named Ursula Undress. Because, we're guessing, she does.

Jun 19, 7:30 and 10pm, $15 advance/$17 at door, 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave, 404-523-7647

Sweet Tea and Avocados on Wheels
POP CULTURE

Sweet Tea and Avocados on Wheels

We've been staring down the barrel of the upper 90s lately, which means you might need a popsicle... nay, a paleta. And like that, along comes our city's latest roving food cart: Fresco Pops, with rotating paleta options ranging from sweet tea to avocado. If you don't eat it fast, though, it may become guacamole.

Sunday
Your Bartending Prowess, Now Recognized
SHAKEN

Your Bartending Prowess, Now Recognized

Make your way to Shula's 347 this weekend, tell them you're there for the martini competition, and enter your best boozy prize-fighter for a potential slot on their permanent drink list. The contest culminates in a live mix-off for the top five in front of a panel of judges. One of the few times martinis and judges mix.

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