Perks outfits you for summer with portable grills, swim trunks and cigarette cases from Alpha, along with other miscellany. We suggest keeping them all in your trunk for barbecue-related emergencies.
Things to do for June 18, 2009
Kubrick, Piven and X-Rated Car Racing
The weekend is about to pop.
YSL Fragrance Launch
The venerable fashion brand breaks out the atomizers to celebrate the debut of La Nuit de L'Homme, which it's describing as "deep, mysterious and sensual." (Sounds like a Father's Day gift to us.) There'll be appetizers and spring cocktails on hand—just try not to inhale them.
In a nod to the Korova Milk Bar, the sinister hangout in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 classic, you'll find complimentary, ice-cold leche and slightly gothic beats at this party. But with half-priced sushi and a gratis absinthe tasting, you may find other pleasures a bit more tempting.
Take a gastronomic stroll down the center of Restaurant Row at this food and music fest, culminating with a performance by the Hold Steady on Sunday. Places like Alhambra Palace, Izumi Sushi, Market and Veerasway hit the streets to serve the ultimate in alfresco dining—with nary a pickle on a stick in sight.
At this fundraiser, the acting workshop that produced Aidan Quinn and John Cusack may add another alumnus: you. That's because in addition to cocktails, music and mingling with Jeremy, a silent auction lets you bid on a bit part in Entourage. (We hear they're casting for Ari's sushi wrangler.)
Consider this the first step in building that racing dynasty you and Dad always talked about. The West Town bar provides car-building kits, an indoor track, and prizes for the fastest, worst, most rock-and-roll and, yes, most X-rated cars. It's the only time drinking and driving is okay.