Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

LeBron in NYC, Nude Art and the Pizza Sandwich

The weekend is like the week, only more.

Thursday
A Gratis Week at Crunch. Also: Race an Audi.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

A Gratis Week at Crunch. Also: Race an Audi.

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.

Models Without Clothes for Art
LIVE NUDES

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.

Friday
Well-Sculpted Drinks at the Whitney
HOLDING COURT

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.

Aug 13, 7pm, Whitney Live, 945 Madison Ave (at 75th St), 212-570-3600

80% Off at Gargyle
SALE-ING

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.

Aug 13-15, 11am-7pm, Gargyle, 16A Orchard St (between Hester and Canal), 917-470-9367

Saturday
The Best Team You’ll Ever Watch
WORLD BASKETBALL

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.

Monday
Because Pizza by Any Other Name
PIZZA SANDWICH

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.

Pizza Insalata, available now at Kesté, 271 Bleecker St, 212-243-1500

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