We’ve got major news: soon, five of the city’s top chefs will convene for a glorious daylong celebration of all things pork—Cochon 555. Naturally, Perks is getting you in on this stop of the traveling pork-tastings—and throwing a VIP preview dinner. Gluttons welcome.
Things to do for January 20, 2011
Michael Jackson, Air Hockey and the Bears
The weekend has been running drills all week.
Bears Tickets Giveaway at Mickeys
You could have spent a few grand on playoff tickets. But, wisely, you waited for a high-stakes trivia game. The winner of tonight’s challenge at Mickeys walks off with a pair of tickets to the Bears-Packers game. Better start reading the nearest encyclopedia.
You’ve been bracing for this historic battle all week: the air hockey tourney. For the next few weeks, bars across the city will each host a night where 32 contestants compete to take home $500, a Blackhawks jersey and all the pride they can handle.
In case you haven’t had your share of epic rivalries this week, this den of dance and cosmetology has another one for you: an all-night dance party pitting The King of Pop against The Purple One. Whatever the outcome, be prepared for the funkiest blitzing in history.
Listen, you’re going to have no problem finding a place playing the game, serving wings and slinging beer specials this Sunday. But only one place has a cake in the shape of a bear that’s breathing fire, which should finally make your playoff-watching experience complete.
Sure, chili will be in surplus this weekend. What you really need are five guys jamming on synthesizers to set the mood. At this party/cook-off, some of Chicago’s best indie rockers will rock the stage, and you’ll rate each of their respective chilies. Basically, American Idol meets Top Chef.