This week, Perks is bringing you cutting-edge designer ties from Motto and Crest, for half off. Hailing from across the pond, these ties are manufactured in the English tradition, combining classic menswear fabrics (like tweed) with dashes of more unconventional ones (like leather). Take note: a tweed-and-leather suit is still not a good idea.
Things to do for August 26, 2010
Kimonos, Michael Jackson and the Super Bowl (of Dallas Roller Derby)
The weekend gets you on a deep level.
Rooftop Lounging at Tei-An
Late August in Texas is all about the simple pleasures. A rooftop, a bottle of beer, some BBQ and a thin kimono. Tei-An is throwing a soiree on its rooftop tomorrow night, where you’ll have access to unlimited beer and Japanese barbecue for $20—or $10 if you arrive in a summer kimono. Luckily, you just got yours back from Michelle Yeoh.
The All Good Café is shutting down Deep Ellum for 12 hours so that you can fill up on food and beer from six Deep Ellum places (La Grange, Monica’s) while you listen to upwards of 12 hours of live music. Bands include Boys Named Sue, New Bohemians and The O’s. Aerosmith couldn’t make it.
Ever since American Gladiators got canceled, redone and canceled again, you have been deprived of some high-quality female sports viewing. But this Saturday, consider yourself un-deprived. The city’s roller derby league-championship game pits the mighty High Sea Hotties against the formidable Wrecking Crew. Keep it clean, ladies…
Wine Mayhem at the Library Bar
Tuesdays can be brutal: alarm clocks, conference calls and that bitter taste of Monday in your mouth. To ease the pain, the Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose Hotel is offering three glasses of wine (of your choosing) for ten dollars. Feel free to conduct your own hanger steak tasting afterwards.
Michael Jackson at the Dallas Symphony
It’s been over a year since the King of Pop left us. But his moonwalking and crotch-grabbing shouldn’t be forgotten. On Wednesday, you can pay tribute for two full hours as the Dallas Symphony does their best version of “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and other hits. You always said “Man in the Mirror” needed more violins.