Things to do for October 14, 2010

The Weekender

Floor Seats, Roger Sterling and a One-Night Casino

The weekend doesn’t carve pumpkins. They carve themselves.

Thursday
Looking Good After a Hangover
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Looking Good After a Hangover

Scientists have shown that rough nights lead to rougher mornings-after. Fortunately, the scientists at Nickel have invented Morning After Rescue Gel—a hangover-curing face cream infused with caffeine, citrus and soy protein to smooth any lingering roughness. Now, our scientists at Perks are bringing it to you for 40% off. Let’s hear it for science.

Friday
Looking for Art in All the Right Places
STUDIO SYSTEM

Looking for Art in All the Right Places

If your collection of original Dennis Hopper paintings could use some local flavor next to it, tomorrow is the opening night of Open Studios weekend in Fort Point, where over 150 local artists will open their doors and let you browse and buy anything you like. Call it an “art crawl.”

Saturday
Four Hours of Vino in Brookline
WINE-ING

Four Hours of Vino in Brookline

Wine impresarios Vinodivino are throwing an afternoon party on Saturday at their new store in Brookline. You’ll sample loads of regional varietals, wash down the gratis small bites with a little bubbly and leave well-primed for the night. It’ll be like breakfast all over again.

Oct 16, 1-5pm, no cost, Vinodivino, 1669 Beacon St, Brookline, 617-879-9400

Sunday
A Mad Men Contest with Brunch
STERLING’S GOLD

A Mad Men Contest with Brunch

Noir’s Mad Men viewing parties come to an end Sunday, and besides bestowing “best dressed” honors to those who shimmer in their skinny ties, they’ll be giving away two-person brunches to Henrietta’s Table if you accurately predict character outcomes for the episode. Note: you’ll have to be more specific than “Don hooks up.”

Oct 17, 9pm, no cost, cash bar, Noir, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, 617-661-8010

Monday
Mandarin Goes Casino Royale
DANIEL CRAIG

Mandarin Goes Casino Royale

Vegas. It’s just so... far. Not so on Monday, when the ballroom at the Mandarin will be a full-scale blackjack, poker, roulette and craps casino, with prizes like C’s tickets and $500 gift cards to Hugo Boss, plus live bands and gratis apps from M Bar. And yes, there will be showgirls.

Wednesday
Scoring Seats to the C’s Opener
COURTSIDE

Scoring Seats to the C’s Opener

Speaking of tickets to the Celtics, if you head to Game On’s trivia night this Wednesday with some buddies, you can not only wow the crowd with your Jeopardy-esque knowledgestorm, but the winning team lands six seats to the C’s opener against the Miami Heat. Which we hear has a revamped team this year.

Oct 20, 8pm, no cost, Game On, 82 Lansdowne St, 617-351-7001

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