The Weekend Preview: Your weekly list of things to watch, eat, do, and buy for October 24th

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Friday October 24th, 2014

You only have one more weekend of fun before Halloween, when we're all forced to lock ourselves in our homes because it's the 24-hour period where all crime is legal.  Oh wait... I confused Halloween with the movie The Purge again.  Enjoy your weekend anyway with this list of cool stuff to watch, eat, do, and buy (assuming you're not letting your whole life revolve around the World Series, like we are).

things to watch

Things to eat
    The Turkey Gobbler
    Kauffman Stadium
    Thanksgiving is a whole month away, but it’s never too early to be thankful (Oprah taught me that). Celebrate all the things you’re thankful for with this treat from the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium, which combines everything in a Thanksgiving dinner into one sandwich. You can find out more right here.

    Taste of Atlanta
    Friday thru Sunday | Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta celebrates the most fun activity (binge-eating) with this three-day food and drink festival in Midtown. Ninety restaurants are represented at the festival, which also features something called a “Meat Brawl,” so you should probably go just to find out what that is. Now in its 13th year, Taste of Atlanta features guest appearances from celebrity chefs, hands-on cooking classes, and a competition to find “the best bartender in America.” Try not to get lost — Atlanta has a bad track record with maps

    Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival
    Friday 6:00 | Pittsburgh, PA
    With more than 300 varieties of whiskey, scotch, vodka, gin, rum, tequila and cordials, Pittsburgh’s 8th annual Whiskey and Spirits Festival is sure to be… full of drunk people. But you’re getting wasted for a good cause — proceeds from ticket sales benefit Team Tassy, a nonprofit that helps fight poverty in Haiti. If you’re going to be drunk in Pennsylvania, you’re better off in Pittsburgh than Philly

things to do
    5-On-5 Art Show
    The Kymberle Project | Brooklyn, NY
    Finally, art geeks and sports geeks have something to agree on. Brooklyn’s Kymberle Project has assembled some of the coolest pieces of basketball art for its 5-On-5 Art Show, running now through November 6. Eli Neugeboren, an artist and one of the co-curators of the show, talked to The Classical about the inspiration behind it: “I had always drawn athletes and basketball players more than any other sport, but this was the first time I saw some art that was basketball-oriented and wasn't Peter Max-type schlock for the memorabilia set…. That little lightbulb turned into arena lights and I realized there was a place for my hoops art to live.” You get major cool-points for liking basketball and knowing about up-and-coming artists before they make it big, so there’s literally no reason not to go.

    See Peyton Manning’s Record-Setting Football
    Pro Football Hall of Fame | Canton, OH
    This week, Peyton Manning celebrated his record 509th career scoring pass, and the fanfare was adorable (staged or not). Now you can be a part of this historic moment thanks to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Manning’s record-setting football is now on display there as part of the Pro Football Today exhibit. Maybe if you stand close to the football, you’ll become a better athlete. Training by osmosis. Look it up.

    Life is Beautiful Festival
    Friday thru Sunday | Las Vegas, NV
    This three-day festival brings together some of today’s biggest musical acts and motivational speakers in downtown Las Vegas. Lineup includes OutKast, The Flaming Lips, The Foo Fighters, Matt & Kim, Skrillex, Lionel Richie and Kanye West (who, fortunately, is only doing music and not motivational speaking). Among the speakers is Isaiah Austin, the honorary draftee in the 2014 NBA draft who was unable to play professionally due to a genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome.

things to buy
    Sports Illustrated Basketball’s Greatest
    $23.63 |
    Sports Illustrated has polled its basketball experts, including Jack McCallum, Chris Ballard, Alexander Wolff, Lee Jenkins, Ian Thomsen, Chris Mannix and Mark Bechtel, to determine the Top 10 in more than 20 categories. The rankings appear alongside stunning photography and classic stories from SI's archives. This is the best of the best in the NBA, or, more simply, Basketball's Greatest. And I’m not just saying that because I work here (although I did steal our product description word-for-word because come on... do I have to do everything myself?).

    Mary Katrantzou x Adidas Originals
    If you don’t like these new sneakers from award-winning designer Mary Katrantzou for Adidas, there is something wrong with you. The line includes performance-inspired gear and literally the coolest sneakers I have ever seen in my entire life. BRB, cashing in my 401K so I can get all of them.

    Weird stuff from SkyMall
    In an episode of Just Shoot Me, George Segal’s character demands that someone bring him an issue of SkyMall so he can see if that stuff is as interesting when he’s not on a plane. We’ve assembled this collection of the weirdest sports merchandise in SkyMall, and we’ve determined that no, it’s definitely not.

    A newborn’s soccer allegiance
    London, England
    A new father is putting his son’s soccer allegiance up for auction to raise money for charity, letting the highest bidder decide whether 7-month-old Eddie Charters will root for Manchester United or Manchester City. You can read more about it right here.

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