The Red Sox might consume your whole life this weekend and that’s totally understandable. If you’re not planning on being a shut-in, however, there are a bunch of ways you can get drunk, act like a zombie, or do both at the same time. If all else fails and your 14-year-old self still lives inside, the dudes from “Jackass” have a new movie coming out. You just might need to be drunk to enjoy it.
Movies: The Ridley Scott-directed “The Counselor” features a crazy-looking Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz. Oh, and Brad Pitt, and chances are he’ll be eating something. The Jackass crew reunites for “Bad Grandpa,” which is sure to receive no nods from the Academy this year, but will most likely be good for a few guilty laughs. Judging from the trailer, very guilty laughs.
Other notable movies opening this week: “Chocolat” director Claire Denis returns with the revenge thriller “Bastards” and “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” a French romantic drama, brings plenty of Cannes buzz and a whole lotta graphic sex scenes.
TV: NBC premieres “Dracula” on Friday night, which will answer whether or not vampires are still hot. Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in the new series, which is a loose, and terribly sexy adaptation of the classic character. While that is the only series premiere of the weekend, new seasons kick off for “The Carrie Diaries,” “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Grimm.” Games 2, 3, and 4 of The World Series will take place on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, so if you’re trying to organize an event for those dates, don’t. Also, the Patriots take on the Dolphins on Sunday and the Bruins aim to take down the Devils on Saturday.
Oct. 25: Boston Zombie Walk
If that whole Halloween thing isn’t enough dress-up time for you, meet this Friday at 6 p.m. on City Hall Plaza to embark on the free 2013 Boston Zombie Walk. Dress as a zombie, a survivor, or anything else befitting the zombie apocalypse and follow a path through downtown that ends in a private zombie-only party at Wild Rover. (City Hall Plaza, 6 p.m.)
Oct. 25-27: Boston Film Festival
This year’s festival will include two locally-shot films (“Siren” and “George of the Center”) and will premiere Andy Garcia’s new film “At Middleton.” Garcia will be in town for the event, which will happen all weekend at the Revere Hotel. Other notable actors you may spot: Brian Geraghty of “Boardwalk Empire” and Vinessa Shaw of “3:10 to Yuma.” (200 Stuart St, $75 per day)
Oct. 25-26: Second Glass Wine Riot
Wine Riot makes its second stop in Boston this year at Park Plaza Castle with three events over two days this weekend. With more than 250 wines to tackle from around the globe, the event is designed to entertain and educate tasters that range from n00b to snob while checking all judgments at the door. (64 Arlington St, $60 per session)
Oct. 26: Cambridge Brewing Company Great Pumpkin Festival
The sixth annual, costume-encouraged event will feature more than 50 pumpkin beers from around the world, as well as a hefty menu of Oktoberfest-style food. There will be three different sessions throughout the day and each attendee will receive a limited-edition pint glass upon admission. (1 Kendall Square #100, $10)
Oct. 26-27: Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Now in its 18th year, the Boston Vegetarian Food festival will return to the Reggie Lewis Center on Tremont Street. The free event features 120 exhibitors selling artisanal products and handing out free samples, as well as keynote speakers and cookbook publishers and authors. (1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, free)
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