Things to do for November 10, 2016

You Need a James Brown Dance Party Now More Than Ever

But Let’s Not Forget the Pirates, Mezcal and Caviar

By Lauren Sloss

Thursday
New Denim and Vinyl on Union Street
SURPLUS STORE

New Denim and Vinyl on Union Street

A new go-to menswear shop is a fine thing to have. Particularly when said shop is filled with quality T-shirts, denim jackets, leather accessories and records, and is somewhat inspired by indie films of the ’70s and ’90s. Anyway, just thinking out loud. But did we mention that Bickle’s Surplus is now open on Union?

Friday
It’s a James Brown Dance Party at Mezzanine
SOUL MAN

It’s a James Brown Dance Party at Mezzanine

It’s been quite a week, so an epic dance party is just what your Friday night needs. Specifically, the James Brown tribute kind featuring live performances and DJs like Carter Yasutake of LCD Soundsystem and Dan Lebowitz of ALO. You earned it.

Saturday
Beer and a Bunch of Pirates at Drake’s
RODGER THAT

Beer and a Bunch of Pirates at Drake’s

A good idea: Sampling Drake’s seasonal Jolly Rodger Imperial Dark Ale the moment it’s released.
A better idea: Doing so at Drake’s pirate-themed party, which this year includes a pirate costume contest, a Caribbean jerk feast and samples of Jolly Rodgers from years past. Say “ahoy, matey” now to get it out of your system.

Italian Seafood, Meet Mina Test Kitchen
COAST VALUABLE PLAYER

Italian Seafood, Meet Mina Test Kitchen

Mina Test Kitchen’s new concept pops up on Saturday. It’s called Postcards from La Costiera, and it’s inspired by Italian coastal regions. Expect seafood served raw, on pasta, roasted and so on, plus a rotating menu of fresh mozzarella and caviar. Okay, carry on being intrigued.

Sunday
A Whole Lot of Mezcal Under One Roof
SMOKE SHOW

A Whole Lot of Mezcal Under One Roof

Mezcal is derived from the agave plant. Usually comes from Oaxaca. It’s delicious. More than 100 mezcals and other agave spirits will be in one room and available for the tasting alongside cocktails and food pairings. You’ll be there Sunday. Those are the facts as we know them.

Lauren Sloss requires a climate that allows her to wear motorcycle boots daily. She likes her bourbon neat and her martinis dirty, and would like to be the lead singer of a punk rock band when she grows up.

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