Things to do for June 24, 2010

The Weekender

Tequila Milkshakes, Atlantic City and Swedes

The weekend is taking off the blinders.

Thursday
Life Imitates Art Imitating James Franco
EAT PRAY ART

Life Imitates Art Imitating James Franco

As far as shock value goes, seeing Kirk and Spock depicted in art as lovers rates pretty high—especially coming from the lens of none other than James Franco, whose first solo art show opens today. And since Franco also happens to play a rogue artist on the soap opera General Hospital, we might be staring at the first instance of art imitating soap opera.

50% Off at Rag & Bone
SALE-ING

50% Off at Rag & Bone

You may be tempted by R&B's quasi-militaristic jackets, but summer is all about getting back to some denim and tee basics. Score both for half off today. And then bask in the humidity. Or at least deal with it handsomely.

Jun 24-25, 11am-8pm, Jun 26, noon-6pm, Jun 27, noon-5pm, Rag & Bone, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave

75% Off Rogan and Loomstate
SALE-ING II

75% Off Rogan and Loomstate

Poolside cabana lounging is no excuse to forgo style. Loomstate's breezy tees and Rogan's lightweight shorts speak summertime, and both brands are 75% off today. A good excuse to stock up. Because you never know who might walk into your cabana.

Jun 24, 8am-8pm, and Jun 25, 8am-5pm, Rogan and Loomstate, 91 Franklin St, 646-827-7560

The Cultural Pick
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Northside Festival Brings You to Brooklyn

BROOKLYN BOUND

Northside Festival Brings You to Brooklyn

This weekend's Northside Festival brings together a solid lineup of cutting-edge creative types touting their... creativity. There will even be a shuttle from the Bedford L stop to the main stage, a former barge terminal. That's so Brooklyn of them.

411: Jun 24-27, various times and locations, Northside Festival, see the schedule, badges and tickets here
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Friday
Schnapps Before Noon at ESSC
SWEDISH FISH

Schnapps Before Noon at ESSC

Summer is to be perpetually celebrated. But if you lived through six months of harrowing Swedish darkness, you deserve more. And by more, we mean a Midsummer celebration of Scandinavian proportions—at 11 in the morning. Think meatballs, schnapps, herring, and lots and lots of white sundresses.

Jun 25, 11pm, Midsummer at ESSC, 230 E 51st St, 212-355-9442

Saturday
Beef Up Your Brunch
FROZEN TEQUILA

Beef Up Your Brunch

Your brunch omelet and Bloody Mary is a reliable Saturday-morning date, but sometimes your mood calls for something a little more... spicy. Saturday's new brunch includes a black truffle and pico de gallo omelet and frozen Mexican coffee with tequila. Which is actually more like a tequila milkshake. Which is like having dessert for brunch. Which is what Saturdays are all about.

Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm, Los Feliz, 109 Ludlow St, 212-228-8383

Sunday
Poolside Partying in Atlantic City
NIGHT SWIMMING

Poolside Partying in Atlantic City

Pool parties tend to be daytime affairs, but Borgata has devised an ingenious scheme for keeping you in Atlantic City for a third night. We're talking a sunset party at its Water Club with all the DJs, fist pumping and gourmet popsicles (sold by a 1920s-style cigarette girl) you can handle. We realize that's a lot of popsicles.

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