Things to do for October 01, 2009

The Weekender

Limitless Beer, High-Top Brogues and All-You-Can-Eat Pig

The weekend prefers its beers in steins.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's Perk gives you a free week at Equinox Fitness Clubs, now outfitted with iPhone-assisted bookings and eucalyptus-scented towels. Fair warning: there may be some exercise involved.

Shoes and PBRs at the Tannery
PABST-ING

Shoes and PBRs at the Tannery

You're spent from all your Fashion Week parties, we know. But tonight the Tannery has gratis PBRs on hand to comfort you while debuting a hip new line of dress shoes from Florsheim (we're intrigued by the high-top wingtip).

No cost, 6-8pm, Oct 1, The Tannery, 11 Brattle St #A, Cambridge, 617-491-0810

Asana's Birthday Dinner
ONE

Asana's Birthday Dinner

Asana rolls out a monthlong tasting menu for you tonight in celebration of successfully turning one. A glass of wine or champagne comes courtesy of the house (all month), which we're pretty sure is the only time a one-year-old will offer you a drink, let alone pheasant and Kobe beef, outside of maybe Family Guy.

$48, now through Oct 31, Asana, 776 Boylston St, 617-535-8800, menu here

Friday
Keg Bowling at Harpoon
GUTEN TAG

Keg Bowling at Harpoon

Everyone knows about the German oompa bands, bratwursts and beers turning Harpoon Brewery into one of New England's largest Oktoberfest parties tomorrow. But the crown jewel of the event—and the one thing you absolutely do not want to miss—is the keg bowling. Think of it as The Big Lebowski, but with beer, empty kegs and outdoor lanes.

$20, 5:30-11pm, Oct 2, Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave, 888-427-7666 ext. 3

Dessert Free-for-All at Four Seasons
SAVE ROOM

Dessert Free-for-All at Four Seasons

With all the German beer festivals permeating the city, Austria is chiming in with an insane Viennese dessert buffet on Friday at the Four Seasons' Bristol Lounge. With 30 different kinds of cakes, crepes and cookies, all that's missing is some Swiss chocolate and you can basically eat your way through Central Europe this weekend.

$24 all you can eat, 9pm-12am, Oct 2, BL, 774 Boylston St, 617-351-2037

Sunday
Two Roasted Pigs and Limitless Beer
PIG OUT

Two Roasted Pigs and Limitless Beer

Just because the weather has turned crisp shouldn't get you out of the pig-roasting spirit. Head to Worcester on Sunday to feast on two succulent 140-pound porkers, and imbibe to your heart's content on Lost Sailor IPA cask ale from the Berkshires. You may need a nap afterward.

$35 all inclusive, noon-5pm, Oct 4, DB, 34 Green St, 508-752-5802, tickets here

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