Things to do for October 21, 2010

The Weekender

The Mob, Oysters and Horror Films

The weekend is not kidding this time.

Thursday
First Dibs on Duckie and Quality Leather
BRAND-NEW PERKS

First Dibs on Duckie and Quality Leather

The gents at Duckie Brown are throwing one of their rare sales—odds are, it’ll be a madhouse, so Perks is getting you in a day early. And because you’ll need something to carry all that cashmere, we’re introducing the UrbanDaddy Dozen: 40% off a selection of rugged briefcases, luggage and dopp kits from SF-based Mulholland.

Vintage Ray-Bans
VISION QUEST

Vintage Ray-Bans

The thing about the end of summer is that the sun tends to sort of just keep on shining into fall. Which means a larger version of the under-the-radar optical shop known for their giant stash of vintage Ray-Bans and Persols is what you need to carry you through autumn. That and a scarf. And maybe a blazer.

Friday
Oysters and Beer at the Mermaid
SHELLFISH-ING

Oysters and Beer at the Mermaid

You might not think that crispy pork belly, blackened striped bass, grilled octopus and oysters have much in common, but in a few weeks’ time the brewing banshees at Harpoon will demonstrate otherwise—using beer. Your preferred tool for any scientific demonstration.

Saturday
A Mafia Scorecard for Your Phone
ORGANIZED CRIME

A Mafia Scorecard for Your Phone

We’ve all been there—smoky back room, poker chips, loose talk about extortion—when somebody confuses Lucchese with Gambino and the bullets start flying. Okay, we’ve never been there, but an app called Mafia Maps that shows the location of the mob’s greatest hits in NYC seems like it was overdue.

Monday
Tasting a Few Hundred Wines
WINE-ING

Tasting a Few Hundred Wines

The city’s largest gourmet grocer/pizza parlor/steakhouse/gelato counter is playing host Monday to a tasting of more than 200 Italian wines, with vintners pouring samples amidst Eataly’s 37,000 square feet. Consider it the perfect laboratory for your ongoing experiment to determine how many samples it takes to equal a full bottle.

Wednesday
Horror Film Festival at Lincoln Center
SCARE TACTICS

Horror Film Festival at Lincoln Center

Viruses turn America into a nation of bloodsucking zombies. A geneticist kidnaps students and injects them with plant DNA. A young boy learns karate from an old Japanese man to fend off bullies... Two out of three of those are from the upcoming horror film festival at Lincoln Center. But which two...?

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