Things to do for October 08, 2009

The Weekender

Roller Derby, Hotel Parties and Wife Carrying

The weekend is bending at the knees.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

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.

Friday
A Burlesque Horror Hotel
BOO

A Burlesque Horror Hotel

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.

Army of Darkness Quote-Along
AND YOU QUOTE

Army of Darkness Quote-Along

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.

Saturday
Wife Carrying Championships
COUPLES RETREAT

Wife Carrying Championships

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.

Roller Derby Final and Afterparty
FACE OFF

Roller Derby Final and Afterparty

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.

$14, 4pm-12am, Oct 10, Shriners, 99 Fordham Rd, 978-657-4202, tickets here

Monday
Cape Cod Restaurant Week Starts
HEADING DOWN

Cape Cod Restaurant Week Starts

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.

Oct 12-18, see list of participating restaurants here

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