The Weekend Preview: Your weekly list of things to watch, eat, do, and buy for August 22nd
It's finally Friday, the day you've been working for all week! To help you celebrate, Extra Mustard is bringing you a new weekly feature every Friday that details all the cool stuff you can do, watch, buy, and eat this weekend, curated by a staff that will likely spend the weekend watching an old Freakazoid DVD and not leaving the house.
You used to be unpopular if you didn't play sports. Now you're unpopular if you don't watch the BBC's time-traveling series. Tune in to see if the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, lives up to his predecessors, and save yourself the embarrassment of not being able to keep up with conversations at work on Monday (that is, if you haven't already watched the leaked episodes).
Finally, something to do when you're forced to spend quality time with your stepdad. When The Game Stands Tall tells the tale of an inspiring coach leading his team to victory and overcoming obstacles along the way -- probably the first sports movie ever to tell such a story. SI Now found out a little more about the movie right here.
The Packers released perhaps the most unnecessary food of all time this week, and it is imperative that you fly to Wisconsin immediately to eat it. The Horse Collar is a 22-inch kielbasa with beer cheese and sauerkraut. It clocks in at over 6,000 calories, because who needs their arteries, anyway?
Celebrate the return to football season with this 24-inch hot dog covered in chipotle cheese sauce, Pico De Gallo, red peppers, jalapeños, sour cream, and guacamole, because nothing says "Seattle" like Mexican food. For more on the Hawk Dog, check out our Concession Item Of The Week.
Our first two suggestions didn't provide you with enough tube-shaped meat? Then head to Chicago to check out their SausageFest, where you can gorge yourself on "the greatest encased meats this city has to offer." There will also be medieval jousting, which is always a fun activity on a full stomach.
The Dude abides in New York this weekend as hundreds of Lebowski fans descend on the annual Lebowski Fest for bowling, booze, and a screening of the movie. I'll take any excuse to stay in my bathrobe all day.
Missed out on the San Diego Comic Con because you were too busy eating deep-dish pizza? You're in luck, because Comic Con comes to Chicago this weekend. Special guests include Norman Reedus, Matt Smith, Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, Patrick Stewart, John Cena, Dave Bautista, and SI cover model Cheryl Tiegs.
Catch one last outdoor music festival before we head into fall at FYF in Los Angeles. Lineup includes The Strokes, Phoenix, Interpol, Haim, Grimes, and Flying Lotus. When your mom asks what you're doing this weekend, don't try to explain who those bands are.
Denver's High Plains Comedy Festival couldn't be a better idea. Is there a better place to hold a comedy festival than a state with legalized weed? Lineup includes Pete Homes, TJ Miller, Nick Thune, Emily Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Denver comedy wunderkinds The Grawlix, and some special guests TBA. Wanna give standup a try? Head to the High Plains Open Mic on Friday and say you performed on the same bill as TJ Miller.
Your feet work hard. They deserve custom treatment. Hook them up with a pair of customized Stan Smith sneakers from Adidas, new this week. If these shoes are good enough for Kanye and Pharrell, they're good enough for you.