Things to do for December 02, 2010

The Weekender

Bratwurst, Hanukkah Beer and Bob Dylan

The weekend chops down its own Christmas tree.

Thursday
Chocolate Packed with Booze
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Chocolate Packed with Booze

It’s tuxedo season. So you’ve probably been wondering where to find some chocolates to match your formalwear. At long last, it’s here: the Black Tie Collection, an exclusive set of dark chocolate truffles infused with Guinness, Macallan scotch and other formal essentials, by Compartes Chocolatier. Includes black truffle truffles.

Two Brothers Beer Brats at SmallBar
BRAT PACKED

Two Brothers Beer Brats at SmallBar

Say you own a local brewery. Things are good. But you start wondering if there’s life beyond brew. Then you remember your passion for sausage. So you team up with a chef to create a line of beer-infused bratwurst. Finally, you celebrate with a beer-and-brat party at SmallBar. The end.

Free sausage sampling Dec 2, 7-9pm, SmallBar, 1415 W Fullerton Ave, 773-525-2727

Modern Man Christmas at Underground
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Modern Man Christmas at Underground

You’re not really the holiday sweater type. You’re more the type who knows a thing or two about nice clothes, good cocktails and breakdancing to “Jingle Bells.” So you might feel at home during this holiday-style event featuring all of the above—though the breakdancing’s on you.

Don’t Look Back Screening
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Don’t Look Back Screening

Sometimes you think this portion of your life should be extensively documented (tastefully edited, of course). To help you get a sense of how it’s done, the guys from Sound Opinions are screening D.A. Pennebaker’s masterpiece from Bob Dylan’s 1965 UK Tour. Afterward, you can scout for your own Marianne Faithfull.

Friday
Chez Violette Opens in Rogers Park
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Chez Violette Opens in Rogers Park

You could go for some really good Haitian food right about now, but you need one thing—a Haitian restaurant. Prepare yourself: your craving for fried plantains, goat stew and the Haitian version of a Hot Pocket—pate—shall finally be satisfied at this new Rogers Park joint.

Slated to open Dec 3, Chez Violette, 2311 W Howard St, 773-961-7275

Saturday
Hanukkah Beer Pairings at Jerry’s
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Hanukkah Beer Pairings at Jerry’s

It’s about time someone took the guesswork out of pairing the right beer with matzo ball soup. For this special holiday menu, Jerry’s will set you up with just the right Hanukkah beer for your matzo and the appropriate Scottish ale for your kugel. Such a mensch.

Through Dec 8, Jerry’s, 1938 W Division St, 773-235-1006

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