Things to do for October 21, 2010

The Weekender

$2 Tacos, Martini Shaves and Record-Breaking Jack-o’-Lanterns

The weekend likes the cut of your jib.

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...

Gratis Tequila and $2 Tacos at Province
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Gratis Tequila and $2 Tacos at Province

You appreciate the majesty of a taco filled with succulent grilled meats and all manner of seasonal veggies. But, somehow, it’s not a party until the margaritas arrive. So while the tacos are only $2, this after-work tequila tasting lets you sample the cocktails gratis. And like that, the party commences...

Oct 21, 6-8pm, Province, 161 N Jefferson St, 312-669-9900

Rock Bottom Anniversary Party
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Rock Bottom Anniversary Party

Rock Bottom toasts 15 years in the suds-making business the best way they know how: with champagne. Okay, kidding—they’re toasting it with lots and lots of beer. $1.50 pints of their Belgian Abbey Dubbel to be exact. But there will be free cake. Seriously. We never kid about cake.

Oct 21, raffles and cake 7-9pm, Rock Bottom, 1 W Grand Ave (at State), 312-755-9339

Friday
Martinis and Shaves at 316 Club
REAL CUTUPS

Martinis and Shaves at 316 Club

Go get a drink. Or go get a haircut. Your dilemma of how to spend that twilight between Friday afternoon and the rest of your weekend finally gets resolved at this barber spa/bar with $5 vodka cocktails. Just sip carefully during your shave.

Oct 22, 3-6pm, 316 Club, 175 W Jackson Blvd, 312-880-0316

Forever Rotten at Johalla Projects
FREEDOM RIDERS

Forever Rotten at Johalla Projects

Once upon a time you, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson took to the open road. And then some of you went all Hollywood. Get back that open-road spirit at the opening party for an art exhibit celebrating the vagabond life of motorcycling. Canapés are so hard to come by on your Hog.

Saturday
The Most Jack-o’-Lanterns Ever
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The Most Jack-o’-Lanterns Ever

You’ve always wanted to witness a truly historic event. This almost counts: after launching seaworthy pumpkin flotillas on Lake Michigan during its Pumpkin Festival, Highwood will attempt to light 32,000 pumpkins in an attempt to smash the jack-o’-lanterns world record. Okay, maybe smash isn’t the right word...

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