Things to do for October 14, 2010

The Weekender

Fashion Models, Free Pizza and Inception

The weekend is popping the clutch.

Thursday
Looking Good After a Hangover
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Looking Good After a Hangover

Scientists have shown that rough nights lead to rougher mornings-after. Fortunately, the scientists at Nickel have invented Morning After Rescue Gel—a hangover-curing face cream infused with caffeine, citrus and soy protein to smooth any lingering roughness. Now, our scientists at Perks are bringing it to you for 40% off. Let’s hear it for science.

Free Pizza in the Gold Coast
PIZZA THE ACTION

Free Pizza in the Gold Coast

Yet another HomeMade Pizza Co. location really isn’t that big of a deal. But a new HomeMade Pizza Co. that has the good sense to hand out free slices to say hello is another thing altogether. And here’s the kicker: the slices come pre-cooked.

Basil Hayden's
Brazilian Cassoulet at In Fine Spirits

DEEP SOUTH AMERICAN

Brazilian Cassoulet at In Fine Spirits

At the gastropub in Andersonville, you can order up this stick-to-your-ribs freijoada—Brazil’s version of a cassoulet (a stew of beef, pork, black beans, pumpkin and chili served with a maple-infused crepe). It complements any whiskey you can throw at it. Though we suggest sipping it.

411: Available at In Fine Spirits, 5420 N Clark St, 773-334-9463
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Friday
Royster with the Oyster Street Fest
SHELL OUT

Royster with the Oyster Street Fest

There’s a tent. There are rock bands. There is ice-cold beer. But mostly, there are oysters. Thousands and thousands of briny, fresh oysters. And the chance for you to win $1,000 by downing more than anyone else. You officially have one day to practice...

Models and Popcorn
STYLIZED

Models and Popcorn

Chicago Fashion Focus begins next week, giving the city a chance to catch up with where you are the other 51 weeks of the year. This party is a rousing head start: wine tastings, martinis, Garrett Popcorn. Oh, and models. Don’t forget the models.

Oct 15, 6-8pm, Grossinger City Autoplex, 1561 N Fremont, 312-642-5097, tickets here

Denim Sale at DNA2050
SALE-ING

Denim Sale at DNA2050

Finally, the chilly weather means you can get the leather jacket out of storage—or, you know, buy a new one. Here to help you rationalize your purchase, a one-year anniversary sale with 15% off anything in the store. Well, maybe not the lights...

Oct 15-17, DNA2050, 900 N Michigan Ave (3rd Floor), 312-944-0040

Saturday
Inception Party at Spy Bar
SUBCONSCIOUS

Inception Party at Spy Bar

Your mind is a dark labyrinth of juicy secrets—not unlike Spy Bar on a good night. This Inception-themed party gently probes your subconscious with an hour of free cocktails before blowing your mind with a fantasy costume contest at midnight. Cue the Marion Cotillard dream sequence.

Oct 16, 9pm-5am, $20 (no cost till midnight with RSVP), Spy Bar, 646 N Franklin St, RSVP here

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