Friday October 3rd, 2014

It's October. Baseball season is almost over, football season is just kicking off, and this lady is getting a puppy. Your weekend might not be as great as hers, but we've got some other pretty cool stuff for you to do, watch, eat, and buy this weekend:

things to do
    Austin City Limits Festival
    Friday thru Sunday | Austin, TX
    Austin’s most famous festival might be South By South West, but the Austin City Limits Festival gives it a run for its money. This weekend’s lineup includes Eminem, Outkast, Interpol, Childish Gambino, and like a million others. While you’re there, you can also chose from all of Austin’s best food carts, including Frank Sausage & Waffle Fries, mmmpanadas, and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q.

    New York Super Week
    Friday thru Sunday, continuing into next week | New York, NY
    The week leading up to New York Comic Con has been declared Super Week because there are a lot of super-duper fun events for you to enjoy. Some of the best options are Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Friday night panel with Malcolm Gladwell, Eugene Mirman, and Wyatt Cenac; Saturday’s Laugh Button Live with Gary Gulman and guests; and Sunday’s cat video film festival.

    Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Opens Friday October 3 | Detroit, MI
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is coming to Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum for a limited time only. Midwesterners will get to bask in the presence of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Jerry Rice’s record-breaking football, Jim Brown’s jersey, and hundreds of personal artifacts from All-Pro icons. You’ll also get to try out some football drills and wear football equipment. Just going to this exhibit will make you a better athlete! That’s how exercise works, right?

Things to watch
    Survivor’s Remorse
    Saturday, 9:00 | Starz
    We all know LeBron can produce on the court, but it’s time to see if he can produce on television, too. His new six-episode sitcom, Survivor’s Remorse, premieres this Saturday on Starz. The dramedy follows NBA rookie Cam Calloway, who wants to give back to his old neighborhood after signing a multimillion-dollar contract. Initial reviews have been pretty positive, and the premise is a refreshing change from this season’s slew of RomComs:

    23 Blast
    Opens in theaters Friday
    Conventional wisdom says that blind people probably shouldn’t play football. But that didn’t stop Travis Freeman, who lost his sight to bacterial meningitis when he was 12 years old and went on to play football for his entire high school career. His story is told in this new movie from director Dylan Baker (who you might know as Freddie Shapp from the Anchorman movies). The movie hasn’t been reviewed yet, but the trailer is… uh. Well, it’s a trailer:

    Bob's Burgers
    Sunday 7:30 | Fox
    Bob’s Burgers is the best show on TV right now, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. Fox is kicking off the fifth season of their animated show this Sunday with an episode called “Work Hard of Die Trying, Girl,” and will feature musical adaptations of Die Hard and Working Girl. Get excited, because Linda Belcher’s previous attempts at dinner theater did not disappoint:

things to eat
    Great American Beer Festival
    Friday thru Sunday | Denver, CO
    More than 10% of America’s craft brews come from the great state of Colorado, and this weekend, our friends in the Mile High City are celebrating the great art of brewing with the country’s largest domestic beer festival. More than 700 breweries are represented at GABF , which also features panel discussion about brewing, beer history, and food pairing. And if you’re hungry, don’t worry: the American Cheese Society will be there with over 20 different cheeses. 

    The Derek Jeter Sandwich
    Carnegie Deli | New York, NY
    Jeter’s career is over, but he lives on in our hearts, and now in our tummies. New York’s Carnegie deli has created the extremely large Derek Jeter sandwich, which pays tribute to the Yankees shortstop in several ways. If you’re worried about dislocating your jaw, feel free to try one of these other athlete-inspired sandwiches from around the country. 

    The Hammer
    Turner Field | Atlanta, GA
    A fried-chicken sandwich on waffle bread? Sign us up. The original version from the Braves was topped with apple-smoked bacon, pepper-jack cheese, and other delicious goodies, but it seems to be absent from the current Braves’ concession food lineup (maybe too many heart attacks at the stadium?). Fortunately, Twitter used Tony Notarianni has a recipe so you can make one at home.

things to buy
    Eli Manning Dislikes T-Shirts
    $16 |
    If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past year, you’ve almost certainly seen Twitter comedian @RobFee’s ‘Eli Manning Dislikes’ series. Now, you can commemorate the perennially-confused-looking QB on your chest with Fee’s t-shirts, which include Eli Manning dislikes such as “VROOM Sticks (Vacuum),” “Meow Dogs (Cats),” and “Ouchy Gregs (?).”

    Forza Horizon 2
    Starting from $49.99 |
    When Forza Horizon came out in 2012, critics went nuts. It was one of the most comprehensive car racing games available, with a huge racing world and a wide variety of cars to choose from. The developers at Playground Games have only made it better with Forza Horizon 2, with more detail, more cars, and more scenery. You’ll drive a selection of over 200 cars on the Mediterranean coast, amassing Skill points and conquering Bucket List challenges. All the reviews so far have been favorable, and this is a much cheaper way to have a mid-life crisis than actually buying a sportscar.

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