Things to do for October 21, 2010

The Weekender

Models, Brunch and Pumpkin Carving with a Beer

The weekend is growing a soul patch.

Thursday
The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition
BRAND-NEW PERKS

The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition

Chances are, you’re traveling soon. Also: taking papers to work. And, we’ll assume, occasionally carrying cash. To help, Perks is introducing the UrbanDaddy Dozen, a carefully curated selection of rugged briefcases, luggage and wallets from SF’s Mulholland, handpicked by UD’s editors and available for 40% off. Pleased to meet you...

Models and Free Cocktails
BRUSCHETTA

Models and Free Cocktails

Nothing relaxes you like a nice fashion show with gratis booze. So you’ll want to hit the Fashion Industry Gallery tonight, where models will be showing off lines from Butter and Juicy as you sip cocktails and eat bruschetta with roasted peppers. Just watch out for roving bands of Maxxinistas.

Oct 21, 6-8pm, donation suggested, FIG, 1807 Ross Ave, 214-748-4344

Friday
Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk
JACK-O

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk

For $10, the Old Monk is giving you a pumpkin, a carving kit and a pint of anything from Guinness to Harp. We assume the carving kit comes with a plastic carving knife, seed scraper and some options for stencils. But just to be safe, you better bring your own Ron Washington stencil.

Available Oct 20-31, $10, The Old Monk, 2847 N Henderson Ave, 214-821-1880

Saturday
Planning Your Caribbean Escape
VACAY

Planning Your Caribbean Escape

You need to get away: Puerto Rico. Barbados. Waco. Somewhere. So check out the convention center this weekend, where the travel industry is overhauling the place with exhibits, a 16,000-gallon scuba tank and a zip line above the showroom floor. Which is the most efficient way to collect fliers.

Sunday
Martinis and Half-Price Pizza
SHAKEN

Martinis and Half-Price Pizza

Beer and pizza is amazing. Nothing wrong with that. But martinis and pizza is a different type of amazing. Sundays, Cosmo’s is dishing out half-off, $9 pies—go for the sundried tomato or the BBQ chicken—which you can pair with 16 martinis, like the infamous Sex with Jackson.

Sundays starting Oct 24, Cosmo’s Bar, 1212 Skillman St, 214-826-4200

Brunching at the Common Table
MIMOSA

Brunching at the Common Table

The Common Table is a cool lunch/dinner spot with good food. And now they’ve got brunch on Sundays, rocking your hungover, potato-yearning world with $2 mimosas, eggs Benedict and housemade pigs in a blanket. You might say it’s the cure for the common... never mind.

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