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Things to do for October 18, 2007

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4 New Perks
UD PERKS

4 New Perks

This week on Perks, we've got five days for you and your friends at an Italian villa via Homebase Abroad, with extras like limousine service, massages and personal chefs. Plus, bask in exclusives from Gotham Dream Cars, Plain Mary—and another free night at Miami's Catalina. (We know, we can't believe it either.)

Thursday
Papabubble Opens in Soho
THURSDAY CANDY

Papabubble Opens in Soho

The artisanal candy-makers from Barcelona open their first U.S. store today in Soho. Watch them create lollies, flavored candies and other delicious sugar-and-glucose combinations with their own color-stained hands. Then taste them. It'll be like brain candy for your mouth.

Thursday
Half-Off Wine at Artisanal
THURSDAY NIGHT VINO

Half-Off Wine at Artisanal

Proving it's more than a roof over the heads of your 200 favorite cheeses, Artisanal offers all its wines (by the glass, bottle and from the reserve list) at half price after 10pm starting tonight. That means two for one, or sixteen for eight...you know, for large groups.

411: After 10pm Sunday-Thursday, after 11pm Friday-Saturday; 2 Park Ave (at 32nd St), 212-725-8585

Sunday
Naked Ping Pong at Socialista
SUNDAY TABLE TENNIS

Naked Ping Pong at Socialista

You knew it was only a matter of time before Socialista and the Naked Ping Pong Club teamed up. (After all, communists love table tennis.) On Sunday, there'll be ping pong, dominos, mojitos and dancing to the place's nearly illegal Cuban music.

411: Oct. 21, 6pm-9pm, 505 West St (between Jane and Horatio), 212-929-4303; space is limited, so RSVP soon

Sunday
Lipizzaner Stallions at MSG
SUNDAY STEEDS

Lipizzaner Stallions at MSG

Bred in Austria since 1562 (and rescued by Patton during World War II), the graceful yet strong Lipizzaner Stallions—slogan: "Horse of Battle, Horse of Ballet"—are famed for their "airs above the ground" balancing and leaping maneuvers. Perhaps they should try out for the Knicks.

Tuesday
IT USA Sale
TUESDAY SHOPPING

IT USA Sale

This low-profile wholesaler has up to 80% off Just Cavalli, CNC Costume National and Galliano. So it's not just Just Cavalli.
411: Oct 22-Oct 28, 17 Battery Pl S, Fifth Floor (near Washington St), 212-413-4421

Elie Tahari Fall Sample Sale
Leather and cashmere jackets for $400, along with sweaters and long-sleeve shirts. Think of it as supplies for the winter.

411: Oct 23-27, Elie Tahari, 510 Fifth Ave (at 43rd), 212-398-2622

Thursday
Exclusive Screening of Gone Baby Gone
NEXT THURSDAY FILM

Exclusive Screening of Gone Baby Gone

We've got more cinema for you. This time, it's Gone Baby Gone, the crime drama with Afflecks on both sides of the camera, brought to you by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. with partners Social Diva and Tablet Hotels. And before and after the movie, ZYR Vodka helps you wash down all that Boston scenery.

411: Oct 25, screenings at 6:30 and 8:45, Bryant Park Hotel, 40 W. 40th St (between Fifth and Sixth); space is limited, RSVP here with time preference

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