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.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Chocolate Watches, Late-Night Chinese and a Wild Road Trip
The weekend is going to enjoy this one.
Chocolate Watches for Father's Day
You've still got time to order Dad a new twist on an old Father's Day classic—it's a watch, but it's made out of chocolate. (Note: it doesn't tell time.) If you'd rather go the more traditional route, don't worry, they've got chocolate ties too.
The Cultural Pick
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Five Decades of McQueen at the Egyptian Theatre
LA loves an antihero. As long as he's also a celebrity. Watch Steve McQueen master his craft in this retrospective commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Magnificent Seven. Continuing the clinic on cool will be screenings of Papillon, The Sand Pebbles and Junior Bonner. And a Father's Day presentation of The Great Escape. Just don't forget Dad.
Chin Chin Goes Late Night
A Sunset Plaza Chinese institution has heard the call for late-night dim sum, and has responded graciously in kind. Starting tonight, Chin Chin will be open until 3am Thursdays through Saturdays to soak up all the liquids you just downed on the Strip. Yes, they have enough dumplings.
Introducing the Rental Car Rally
So you don't technically have to rent a car for this. But when you're about to embark on a totally insane 36-hour race through ghost towns and miniature pyramids (preferably while in costume, and definitely gunning for the cash prize), leaving your own car at home might be best.
Happy Hour, Italian-Style, at Culina
Starting this Sunday, the stools and communal tables in Culina's bar area are where you want to be for the new Italian-style happy hour. That means $6 wines and a relentless spread of gratis plates like Burrata-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes and Prosciutto with Melon. The Italians know how to do it.
Father's Day at District
If your dad's in town for the holiday in his honor (or even if he's not), head to Hollywood's most masculine new restaurant for an old-fashioned barbecue. Think Pork Baby Back Ribs and Peach Cobbler amid rust-covered concrete walls. And bring the chocolate watch.