Things to do for September 10, 2010

The Weekender

Sex Columnists, Pig Roasts and a Gratis Haircut

The weekend is ready to be tackled.

Friday
Seize sur Vingt: The Editors’ Picks
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Seize sur Vingt: The Editors’ Picks

This week, Perks is outfitting you for fall with a collection of shirts, shoes and accessories hand-selected by our editors from Seize sur Vingt’s line of updated classics, all up to half off. To be clear: half off the price. You’ll get all of whatever you order.

Sex Columnists and Vodka at Fifty/50
REBOUNDING

Sex Columnists and Vodka at Fifty/50

When a sex columnist breaks up with her longtime boyfriend, there’s only one thing to do. Meet her for a drink. RedEye’s Ana Fernatt is taking over the Fifty/50 in celebration of her singlehood, and bringing all her single ladies. Plus, for the first hour, she’s buying the vodka.

Sep 10, 8pm, The Fifty/50, 2047 W Division St (at Hoyne), 773-489-5050

Windy City Wine Festival
WINE DOWN

Windy City Wine Festival

Prediction: your happy hour is going to be happier than usual. The reason: you’ll have more than 250 bottles at your disposal, thanks to the open-air Dionysian shindig. Your eats are supplied by Markethouse and Palermo’s Pizza—you love a good red with your pepperoni.

Sep 10, 4-10pm; Sep 11, 3-9pm, $25-$35, 500 S Columbus Drive (at Congress), 877-772-5425

Saturday
Gratis Haircuts at Bloomingdale’s
GROOMS MEN

Gratis Haircuts at Bloomingdale’s

There’s nothing like the feeling after a haircut. Especially one you don’t pay for. That’s followed by a discount on your next one. John Allan’s makes all this happen when they set up shop in Bloomingdale’s. They’ll even throw in a manicure—you’re always happy to lend a hand.

Sep 11, noon-6pm, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N Michigan Ave, 312-440-4821, call to reserve

A Delicious Battle of Bacon
SQUEAL WITH IT

A Delicious Battle of Bacon

This weekend is not all about pigskin. It’s also about bacon. At the Chicago Bacon Takedown, you’ll help judge various bacon-infused concoctions from amateur chefs—anything from bacon vodka to bacon cupcakes. You’ve been training for this your whole life.

Pig Roast and Six-Packs at Old Town Social
WHOLE HOG

Pig Roast and Six-Packs at Old Town Social

A bacon competition is nice, but if you’re looking for a more complete appreciation of porcine pleasures, this all-day whole pig roast offers barbecue pork sandwiches, coleslaw and, to wash it all down, ice-cold six-packs of PBR, Old Style and—what else?—Hamm’s. Naturally.

Sep 11, 11am, Old Town Social, 455 W North Ave (at Cleveland), 312-266-2277

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