Things to do for August 19, 2010

The Weekender

Jazz, Don Draper and Introducing the Cotton Candy Martini

The weekend already has a tab going.

Thursday
Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits

This week, Perks is bringing you half off your next gourmet burger delivery from BuiltBurger, the Seattle-based innovators of all things ground beef. (Mind-blowing flavors like Sriracha and Gruyère are just the beginning...) Plus: choose from three dopp kits from eShave, designed exclusively for UD readers, featuring their all-natural products and handmade razors, for 40% off. Your five o’clock shadow has been warned.

Friday
Behold: The Cotton Candy Martini
COTTON MOUTH

Behold: The Cotton Candy Martini

You love martinis. You love cotton candy. So we figured you’d like to meet their offspring. Introducing the Cotton Candy Martini, a loving tribute to the state fair, made by taking a martini glass, putting in some cotton candy and then soaking it in a secret combination of booze. Next up: the corn dog Jäger bomb.

Now available, Four Lounge, 2418 Allen St (at State), 214-871-2626

Saturday
40% Off at Pockets
SALE-ING

40% Off at Pockets

It’s a classic late-summer sartorial dilemma: buy more summer gear or stock up on clothing for the fall? But Saturday you won’t have to choose. Pockets is taking 40% off much of their summerwear (lightweight pants, short-sleeve shirts), plus the more autumnal appropriate Zegna suits and Hamilton button-downs.

Sunday
Jazz and Many Mimosas at Cretia’s
BOTTOMLESS

Jazz and Many Mimosas at Cretia’s

Bottomless mimosas at brunch are good and fun. But you’ve always felt they could use a little more trumpet. Your friends at Cretia’s are bringing in a jazz band to go along with your $10 bottomless mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys this Sunday. Don’t leave without trying the Momma’s Cheddar Chives Biscuits and Country Gravy.

Drinking Vodka with the Russian Opera
OPERA HOUR

Drinking Vodka with the Russian Opera

The Cold War is long over, and as it turns out, there are actually a lot of cool Russians (Kournikova, that dude who bought the Nets). So we were excited to hear that the Dallas Opera will be doing their first Russian opera next year. And even more excited to hear they’ll be celebrating with a vodka party featuring Texan and Russian sopranos. This is not a dream.

Aug 22, 4-6pm, $20, W Hotel, 2440 Victory Park Ln, reserve at 214-303-1880

Mad Men Showing at the Angelika
JOAN HOLLOWAY

Mad Men Showing at the Angelika

Attention, fans of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce: the Angelika is showing Mad Men on their big screen for free on Sunday. And to enhance your cigarette watching, they’ll be serving dirty martinis and scotch on the rocks (apparently they raided Roger Sterling’s liquor cart). We recommend drinking every time Don Draper pays for sex.

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