Things to do for October 29, 2009

The Weekender

Bill Simmons, Halloween Parties and a 200-Pound Beer Pumpkin

The weekend loves a good pumpkin kegger.

30% Off Outerwear at Ben Sherman

30% Off Outerwear at Ben Sherman

If the general rawness of our weather has got you thinking about a new coat, head to the new Ben Sherman in the Back Bay, where you can take 30 percent off all their outerwear, like Foreman peacoats and Calzaghe jackets.  

Oct 29-Nov 4, Ben Sherman, 154 Newbury St, 617-236-1165

Bill Simmons Book Signing

Bill Simmons Book Signing

ESPN demigod Bill Simmons is stopping by Hurricane O'Reilly's to sign copies of his newest tome tomorrow. He's also agreed to meet up with 10 UD readers for a private roundtable of beers and BS-ing an hour before the signing, so let the Tweeting begin.

No cost, 4-7pm, Oct 30, Hurricane O'Reilly's, 150 Canal St, 617-722-0161

UD HOOKUP: Mention @urbandaddy on Twitter explaining why you should have a beer with Bill. We will direct-message the first 10 good respondents, so make sure you follow us, too.

Saints and Sinners Bash at Vinalia

Saints and Sinners Bash at Vinalia

At Vinalia's costume bash Friday night, there'll be gratis cocktails and hors d'oeuvres the first hour, warming you up nicely for a long night of body painting, DJ tunes and endless naughty-whatever costumes.

$15, 8:30pm-2am, Oct 30, Vinalia, 34 Summer St, 617-737-1777, tickets here

Pumpkinfest at Cambridge Brewing Co.

Pumpkinfest at Cambridge Brewing Co.

The CBC honors the great gourd on Saturday with 20 pumpkin ales (we like the 11 percent Spinal Pumpkin Barleywine) and a 200-pound white pumpkin filled with beer, scheduled to be tapped by robed monks after 10pm. We're pretty sure this is how Europe celebrates Halloween.

$10 cover, 4pm-12am, Oct 31, CBC, 1 Kendall Square, 617-494-1994

Vox Populi's Ghouls Galore Party

Vox Populi's Ghouls Galore Party

At this martini den's Halloween fest, rum cocktails are free the first two hours, and a tarot card reader will be there to predict your future, like whether or not you'll take home the $1000 cash prize for best costume. Note: increase your chances by wearing one.

$20, 6:30pm-1am, Oct 31, Vox Populi, 617-262-7798 for tickets or here

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