This week, Perks is bringing you an exclusive invite to spend Labor Day weekend in Napa with Thomas Keller, hanging out at the French Laundry, and he’ll take you on a culinary whirlwind of catered meals and demonstrations. Save your appetite.
Things to do for July 15, 2010
Celtics. Cheerleader. Auditions.
The weekend is your pom-pom.
Never mind LeBron, let’s focus on the Celtics. Specifically, their cheerleaders, who are hosting final auditions for the 2010 roster with a House of Blues party tonight. A celebrity panel (players from the Celtics, Pats, Revs... and Miss Mass 2010) will judge as the ladies perform individual and group dance routines, while you judge how many cocktails you’ll need before asking one out. And yes, there’s a bikini contest.
The bad news: summer is halfway over. The good news: Louis will be selling all men’s and women’s summer gear at half off—we repeat, all summer gear, half off—from Saturday to Monday. There is no other news.
Russia. Brazil. Malaysia. Not only the home turf of your last three dates, but also a few of the countries that will be represented during the outdoor grilling social on Monday hosted by Tremont 647. Tickets get you two beers and all-you-can-eat street-vendor-style food like Russian pork kebabs and Caipirinha-marinated grilled shrimp. A passport is optional.
Like a Drive-In, with No Driving
There’s nothing like capping off a Monday with a movie and a stiff cocktail, followed by more cocktails. Knowing this, the Liberty Hotel has begun screening free films on the Yard’s outdoor projection screen every Monday for the rest of summer. Bonus: a Criterion Collection movie will be shown on the third Monday of every month, starting this Monday with The Royal Tenenbaums. Anything with Bill Murray is culturally significant.
No. 9 Park’s Supper Club
If Hemingway taught you anything, it’s that there was some great food being served before you were born. For the next three Tuesdays at No. 9 Park, you’ll finally get a chance to sample some of it, when the restaurant whips up a three-course feast in the style of a different European city circa 1950 (London, Marseille, Genoa). As far as we know, the London night will not include gruel.