Things to do for September 30, 2010

The Weekender

Chili, Auditions and Oktoberfest

The weekend is wearing lederhosen right now.

Thursday
40% Off Your Next Shirt from Freemans
BRAND NEW PERKS

40% Off Your Next Shirt from Freemans

This week, Perks is bringing you 40% off shirts from Freemans. They feature a tab under the sleeve that can be fastened to a button placed strategically above the elbow—a little shirting know-how borrowed from Depression-era machinists—so feel free to roll up the sleeves. Because that magnum of champagne isn’t going to saber itself.

The Return of Keys Open Doors
SECRET ENTRANCE

The Return of Keys Open Doors

Good Life is kicking their Keys Open Doors party series back into high gear tonight. Once you land a key (tip: try Uncle Pete’s in Beacon Hill), you’ll enter through the 106.5 Bedford St entrance, be handed a gratis Red Stripe and bask in a full lineup of DJs. No, your house key won’t work.

Sep 30, 9pm, $7 without key, Good Life, 28 Kingston St, 617-451-2622

Saturday
Drinking Free Sake for World Sake Day
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Drinking Free Sake for World Sake Day

For three hours on Saturday, the Urban Grape would like to school you on all things rice wine. You’ll learn about the different sakes, find out which foods to pair them with (other than sushi) and, most importantly, sample 12 different kinds. We believe the term is “pre-party.”

A Huge Chili Cook-Off in Newburyport
FEEL THE BURN

A Huge Chili Cook-Off in Newburyport

Saturday is also your chance to head to Newburyport to sample the best, hottest chili from 20 local restaurants. You’ll devour all you can handle, vote for the finest and chase down all the chili goodness with fresh apple cider and cider doughnuts. Good to have you back, autumn.

Oct 2, noon-3pm, $10, outside of The Grog, 13 Middle St, Newburyport, 978-465-8008

Sunday
An Oktoberfest Block Party
GUTEN TAG

An Oktoberfest Block Party

Somerville turns into a mini Munich on Sunday, with Davis Square morphing into a full-fledged, outdoor, polka-band-y biergarten. There’ll be bratwurst, beer and other German necessities of life (Kraftwerk?) supplied by several local haunts. As always, lederhosen is encouraged.

Oct 3, noon-6pm, cash booths, corner of Chester and Elm Streets, Davis Square, Somerville

Monday
The Next National Anthem Singer: You
OH SAY

The Next National Anthem Singer: You

All the great ones have given this their best shot: Roseanne, Carl Lewis, Frank Drebin. Now it’s your turn. Auditions will be held on Monday for anyone with the grapes to step up and belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Wow them, and you may end up singing at a Celtics game this season. Remember: from the gut, not the throat.

Oct 4, noon-5pm, no cost, Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton St, Faneuil Hall, 617-424-7625

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