Things to do for January 13, 2011

The Weekender

Snow Bunnies, Polish Cocktails and Steakhouse Tailgating

The weekend is the week’s post-season.

Thursday
Track Your Resolutions in Your Pocket
PERK ALERT

Track Your Resolutions in Your Pocket

Resolutions: easy to make. Less easy to keep. So we’re setting you up with Fitbit, a wireless personal training device that tracks every calorie you burn, even the ones from lifting a martini glass. We’re also throwing in six gratis months of Premium Membership. Go ahead, have an extra martini.

Warm Polish Cocktails at LoKal
TOASTING TOASTY

Warm Polish Cocktails at LoKal

There’s only one thing you can do to stay warm in this kind of weather: drink. Well, there are others, but let’s focus on the drinking. The little Euro boîte is offering warm cocktails made with spiced wine, raspberry brandy and—that savior of many an Inuit—Polish beer.

Now available, LoKal, 1904 W North Ave, 773-904-8113

Friday
After Dark at the Art Institute
PARTY ARTY

After Dark at the Art Institute

The Art Institute’s new show Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design is all about how modern architects use a multidisciplinary approach to their craft. Kind of similar to the way you can drink, dance and meet new people all at the same time during this monthly melee.

Saturday
Lady Arm-Wrestling at Mystic Celt
BICEPTUAL WOMEN

Lady Arm-Wrestling at Mystic Celt

Those lips. Those eyes. Those biceps. There’s just something about a girl who knows how to pin someone. So this female arm-wrestling tourney should hold your interest—and if not, there’s three hours of open bar to let you practice your own brand of elbow-bending.

Jan 15, 10pm, $25 (includes open bar), Mystic Celt, 3443 N Southport Ave, 773-529-8550

Sunday
Bears Brunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
POST-SEASONALITY

Bears Brunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Your pre-Bears tailgate has been upgraded: now, you’ll do it in a plush steakhouse with loads of televisions, prime steak and eggs, Bloody Marys and vanilla challah french toast—because nothing helps you get your game face on like vanilla challah french toast.

Tuesday
Snow Bunny Party at Stone Lotus
PARKA IT HERE

Snow Bunny Party at Stone Lotus

All this snow reminds you of Swiss chalets and ski instructors named Eva who really knew how to swish. This Snow Bunny Party focuses on the latter half, offering girls a couple of on-the-house cocktails if they come dressed the part. Happy snuggling.

Jan 18, 10pm-4am, Stone Lotus, 873 N Orleans St, 312-440-9680, text 773-459-8133 to RSVP

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