In honor of fall’s arrival, we’re stocking your cellar with some robust bottles of red wine for up to 53% off, framing your face with a new pair of glasses (or sunglasses) from Tortoise & Blonde for 40% off and getting you exclusive first dibs on a futuristic electric bike. BYO pumpkin pie.
Things to do for September 15, 2011
Champagne, Waiting for Guffman and John Wayne’s Cowboy Hat
The weekend has no blind side.
Oktoberfest-ing in Addison
This weekend, Addison Circle is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration in its massive beer garden, replete with Deutschland bands of the polka and rock variety. After a couple pints, hit up the beer-friendly decathlon, including a spelling bee in German and a keg-rolling competition. You’ve been training for this your entire life.
Wearing John Wayne’s Cowboy Hat
On October 3, everything from The Duke’s eye patch from True Grit to his letters from four presidents will be auctioned online. But before you bid on the hat from Liberty Valance, you can see all the items in person at Heritage Auctions. No, you can’t try on the cowboy hat.
Cane Rosso’s New Brunch
Your brunch staples: bacon. Bloodys. More bacon. And now: fried pizza dough. Your friends at Il Cane Rosso are launching Saturday brunch, with $3 mimosas, soppressata-and-braised-pork hash with eggs and that fried pizza dough with Nutella. Oh, and you can still order pizza.
Stomping the Hell Out of Some Grapes
The largest wine festival in the Southwest is this weekend. After a glass of vino (you have 119 options) and some grape stomping, you’ll try to shoot a champagne cork farther than your rivals. You’re not one to back down from a shootout.
A Huge Screening of Waiting for Guffman
Your home theater system’s lovely, but sometimes you just want to watch a classic mockumentary on a massive outdoor screen with a few thousand acquaintances. And to enhance Corky St. Clair’s bowl cut: chicken sandwiches and cocktails.