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Things to do for October 18, 2012
A Weekend of Ice Cream, Tequila and Bare Skin
Weekend first, ask questions later.
A Little Birthday Bash at the Hudson
The Hudson turns three years young tonight, but instead of three candles, they’ll bring out your first drink from the new list—maybe the 8 Track, with pepper-infused tequila, pineapple and lime—for three bucks. Happy birthday to you. Oh, and to them.
The Triumphant Return of Test Kitchen
Usually, you go to a restaurant, and the chef is the chef. But at the first incarnation of Test Kitchen a while back, the chef was... somebody different all the time. Probably from one of the best restaurants in town. Well, that’s all happening again. Coincidentally, on nights you’ll be eating dinner.
Oh, Just 15 Courses of Truffles
Back in the private little tasting room behind the Bazaar, there will be mezcal. There will be a pumpkin-meringue sandwich. There will be cotton candy. And there will be white truffles all over everything. It’s a nearly endless truffle dinner. NBD.
A Whole Lot of Mapplethorpe
Dinner and a movie. You could totally do that for a casual date. But allow us to suggest Mapplethorpe and a Mapplethorpe—the legendary photographer has two major exhibits going up in LA this month. We’ll leave it to you to determine which is the original and which is the remake.
Colorful Ice Cream from a Truck
If you run across something called a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, you’d damn well better be able to order some delicious ice cream named after Bea Arthur. The famed NYC purveyor is rolling around LA for a few days, which is cool. And it’s much easier to spot than the Tiny Straight Ice Cream Truck.