This week, we're getting together with J.Crew to give you a chance at a whirlwind weekend in New York, complete with two nights of downtown revelry and a $2000 J.Crew gift card. If for some reason you want to sleep, we'll also set you up in a penthouse suite at the Royalton.
Things to do for October 08, 2009
Roller Derby, Hotel Parties and Wife Carrying
The weekend is bending at the knees.
As it gets closer and closer to Halloween, your will to be weird may be kicking into high gear. You can unleash it Friday at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge, where there's going to be a horror hotel-themed party featuring kinky cabaret set to DJ'ed industrial tunes. Because nothing says cabaret like Nine Inch Nails.
If horror parties aren't your thing, but horror films are, Sam Raimi's cult classic Army of Darkness is being screened Friday at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, only in this screening, you and your rowdy crowd-mates are encouraged to shout out all the classic lines along with Bruce Campbell and the other world-class thespians in the movie.
There are plenty of reasons to do a day trip to Maine in the fall, and from where we sit, winning your lady's weight in beer and cold cash after carrying her on your back like a barbarian across rough terrain is better than most. And even if you don't win, at least you got out of foliage watching.
Sure, you can catch that new roller derby movie starring Juno. Or you can watch the real thing, live and up close, when local teams the Cosmonaughties and the Nutcrackers square off for the coveted title of best female roller derby squad in Boston. Then stick around afterward for a wrap-up party onsite, complete with liquor and kneepads.
Cape Cod Restaurant Week kicks off Monday, with a host of restaurants stretching all the way to P-town in on the game (and by game we mean huge meals at special prices). As this could potentially be your last run to the Cape for the season, you'll want to get those "leaving work early today" emails prepared now in order to beat traffic on Rt. 3.