Things to do for June 17, 2010

The Weekender

Pool Parties, Air Races and Chocolate Cake

The weekend is making a date with destiny.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you an amazing deal to test drive a fleet of supercars... not to mention 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.

90% Off at Odin
SALE-ING

90% Off at Odin

When it comes to the occasional summer gear refresh, there are certain designers you're not in the habit of ignoring: Rag & Bone, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Duckie Brown and Phillip Lim among them. Coincidently, these are the very labels that are on sale at Odin through Monday. Remember, there's no such thing as coincidence.

Through Jun 21, Odin, 199 Lafayette St (between Kenmare and Broome), 212-966-0026

Friday
The Best Chocolate Cake in the World
BATTER UP

The Best Chocolate Cake in the World

Supermodels, soccer, sugarcane. There are certain things you associate with Brazil. The nation would like you to add chocolate cake to the list. A new outpost of the most famous cake shop to land in Brazil from Portugal now comes to SoHo on Friday. They sell chocolate cake and only chocolate cake. They also call it "the best chocolate cake in the world." Modesty is not on the menu.

The Best Chocolate Cake in the World, Jun 18, 4pm, 55A Spring St (between Lafayette and Mulberry), 212-343-2253

The Cultural Pick
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Warhol's Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum

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Warhol's Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum

In his final 10 years, Andy Warhol hung out at Studio 54, made a cameo on The Love Boat and somehow found time to produce more art than at any other time in his life. Bring a date to Brooklyn to see 50 of the best from that era, sadly not including said cameo on The Love Boat.

411: Jun 18-Sep 12, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm, closed Mon-Tue, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, 718-638-5000
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Saturday
Racing Planes Over NY Harbor
SPEED RACER

Racing Planes Over NY Harbor

Sure, we've had our airplanes plow through geese and then land gracefully in the Hudson. But we've never had 15 stunt planes race over the harbor, banking and spinning around massive inflatable air gates as part of a world tour of air races. Think of it like NASCAR. But in the air. And good.

Sunday
Pool Party on the LES
POOL PARTY

Pool Party on the LES

There are times when you need a break from the Hamptons, but not a break from poolside partying. Take your swimsuit to the third floor of the Thompson LES on Sunday and be prepared for total immersion in magnums of champagne, statuesque sunbathers, pumping DJ dance music and, yes, a swimming pool. Where immersion becomes a far more literal experience.

Monday
A New Kind of Waterfront Seating
GREEK DRUMS

A New Kind of Waterfront Seating

We're not terribly bullish on Greek symphony. But we are bullish on date ideas that involve rowboats and wine. So stroll with your Monday evening date to the Lake in Central Park, where the two of you will climb aboard a boat, row out into the calm water, pop a bottle of red and then listen as six drummers stationed on the shore around the lake pound out an ode to passion.

Jun 21, 3:45pm-6:15pm, Xenakis Series, The Lake in Central Park (near 72nd St and Fifth Ave)

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