You’re getting $80 for $40 with Uber—a revolutionary app that uses GPS tracking to send a private chauffeur to your door. Plus, you’re showing up to your Cannes after-party wearing high-quality Italian swimwear (non-mankini genre) and a pair of limited-edition leather boat shoes from our friends at Rancourt & Co.
Things to do for May 17, 2012
Gold Cocktails, a Huge Block Party and ?uestlove
The weekend has already grossed $2 billion worldwide.
Drinking Gold at the Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel is now 100 years young. Please, no gifts. But you can order a celebratory 100 Year Sidecar—the coupe is rimmed with gold flakes and it goes for $100. Don’t spill any gold flakes.
Like a Museum for Your Ears
When you go into an art gallery, your eyes get stimulated, and your ears... get shafted. But go to Sonos Studio and it’s all about high-tech sound exhibits—pull on some ropes and they make weird noises—and live sets from the likes of ?uestlove. There’s also Commissary coffee. Bonus stimulation.
Le Cirque Comes to Town
Big news: NYC’s legendary Le Cirque restaurant has arrived in LA... for one night only. Your table at the traveling pop-up will feel like you’re at the circus—but instead of dancing lions, think lobster salad, porcini risotto and a chocolate-peanut candy bar. A kind of fancy chocolate-peanut candy bar.
The Hudson’s Block Party Returns
If you’re in the mood for an intimate, low-key get-together on Sunday, do not—we repeat—do not go to the Hudson. They’re closing down the street out front for a wild blowout with 25 bands, four bars, two stages and a photo booth in a pear tree.
BYOB Nights at Papilles
If you’ve got a bottle of bordeaux you’ve been saving for a special occasion, two things. One, there’s a hidden-in-a-strip-mall bistro you’ve been meaning to try—and now, every Tuesday and Wednesday, there’s no corkage fee on French bottles. Two, every day is a special occasion.