Things to do for February 18, 2010

The Weekender

Nude Body Painting, Rum Custard and Rope Bondage

The weekend is sympathizing with underdogs, just before crushing them.

Saturday
Coco de Mer Launches Sex Classes
LEARNING THE ROPES

Coco de Mer Launches Sex Classes

You'll always remember the heartwarming specifics of your first bondage experience (ah, the innocence of middle school). Still, at the first in this new series of sex classes, you'll get a hands-on update in technique—body harnesses and beyond—from an instructor who wrote a book about it (we're going to go ahead and call it the book).

First class Feb 22, 8-10pm, $65, Coco de Mer, 236 Elizabeth St (near Prince), 212-966-9069, call to reserve

Sunday
Live Cuban at Thom Bar
CUBA LIBRE

Live Cuban at Thom Bar

Lately, your Sunday nights have been lacking that crucial, Penelope Cruz-endorsed Cuban music and mojito element. This ends now, as renowned cha-cha and mambo masters Grupo Irek, of old Socialista fame, take over the Thom Bar. Penelope has never steered you wrong.

Sundays, 9pm-midnight, no cover, Thom Bar, 60 Thompson St (near Broome), 212-219-3200

Tuesday
Bananas Foster Boozy Custard at Shake Shack
TOP BANANA

Bananas Foster Boozy Custard at Shake Shack

Taking a break from tending to your New York-based cravings, Danny Meyer looks to New Orleans, churning out creamy bananas foster frozen custard, with bananas, vanilla and plenty of rum. Because the Saints won the Super Bowl. And...rum.

Feb 23, Shake Shack, E 23rd St (near Madison Ave) or 366 Columbus Ave (at 77th St)

Theory Sample Sale
SALE-ING

Theory Sample Sale

Theory is trimming up to 85% off spring and fall menswear like button-down cardigans, cotton pants and blazers. We'd say more, but really, we've said enough...

Tue-Sat, Clothingline, 261 W 36th St (near Seventh Ave), 2nd floor, 212-947-8748

Wednesday
Naked Painting Party at Gallery Bar
BYO BODY

Naked Painting Party at Gallery Bar

You're a humble admirer of the trinity: art, charity and nude body painting. So you'll happily lend your material self to this good cause, aided by professional artists and an open bar. You'll paint your gorgeous, uninhibited friends. They'll paint you. We're thinking the small of her back would be a nice place for some nihilistic Postimpressionism.

Feb 24, doors 7pm, party 8pm, $20, Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard St (near Delancey), RSVP here or 646-525-9791

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