New York: the city that never sleeps. So we’re booking you a weekend at the decadent sleep-optional Gramercy Park Hotel and throwing in $200 for room service—yes, they serve suckling pig. Plus, we’ve got the exclusive on Swiss-made masterpieces from Skywatch and summer-ready sneaks from Warrior Footwear.
Things to do for July 15, 2011
Sexy Art, Caped Crusaders and Predator: The Musical
The weekend is setting up your amps at Union Park.
Chicago’s Limited-Edition Shades
Oliver Peoples may be a legendary purveyor of eyewear worn by flashbulb-weary celebrities. But their just-opened store came bearing a gift of sorts: 24-karat gold-rimmed aviator shades made in a limited edition of 50, exclusively for their Chicago opening. Sorry, Beverly Hills.
Presenting an alternative to blockbusters with massive firepower: live theater with massive firepower. This adaptation retains the core of Schwarzenegger’s masterpiece (marines, aliens) then adds its own touches (R&B, punk). Basically, it’s a director’s cut, if the director were Sondheim.
When it comes to art, you wouldn’t call yourself a critic. You just know what you like. And we think this show should fall within your taste parameters: it features erotic renderings of the female form. Also falling within your taste parameters: gratis booze at the opening.
Thor has a hammer. Captain America, a shield. Green Lantern... a green lantern. All you have: the ability to beat cover charges in a single bound. So use these powers for good at a superhero party with free admission for the caped and costumed.
Master of the Mix Victory Tour
No CD, no MP3, no Spotify can match vinyl’s ability to make old-school hip-hop sound, well, so old-school. To prove it, scratch-master DJ Scratch headlines this victory tour to support the winner of a reality show about scratching. Yes, there was a reality show about scratching.