This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.
Things to do for August 12, 2010
LeBron in NYC, Nude Art and the Pizza Sandwich
The weekend is like the week, only more.
Models Without Clothes for Art
We’ve long held that art is worth fighting for, especially when art consists of a bevy of unclothed bodies in the CV Lounge under the Rivington Hotel. Do your part for art by stopping by tonight for a glass of liquid inspiration accompanied by a twist of more visual creative encouragement.
Well-Sculpted Drinks at the Whitney
This summer thing isn’t going to last forever, so you might consider maximizing your happy hours with outdoor parties like the one in the Whitney’s sculpture courtyard. On Friday, you’ll be joined by a band that plays boom boxes stacked into towers, an all-girl psychedelic group from LA and whatever avant-garde musical concept you’re willing to bring to the table.
80% Off at Gargyle
With a massive assortment of labels and styles, all dropped into bins, a visit to the Gargyle sale on Friday is like bobbing for apples. If apples were made of Fred Perry shirts and Acne coats, and priced at 80% off.
The Best Team You’ll Ever Watch
If the World Cup left you with an insatiable appetite for international competition, this weekend’s World Basketball Festival is arriving just in time. National teams—including Team USA—are playing outside on Saturday at Rucker Park and inside on Sunday at MSG, with a boatload of NBA stars playing (Durant, Rondo, Howard) and around to watch (LeBron, Kobe). Remember, it’s always fun to watch France lose.
Because Pizza by Any Other Name
We can all agree that it’s basically impossible to make pizza better. All that’s left is to make it different. At Kesté in Greenwich Village, different means forgetting about the sauce and cheese, adding greens and prosciutto, and then folding the whole pie into a “pizza sandwich.” Which tastes remarkably like pizza.