Things to do for January 27, 2011

The Weekender

Caviar, Pajamas and Spiked Hot Chocolate

The weekend is still on the ballot... for now.

Thursday
Wine and Swine at Frasca
PORK STEWED

Wine and Swine at Frasca

No sense in denying it. The word is out. You have a thing for pork. Also: wine. And from time to time, you bring the two together in a wild, four-course meal that culminates in prosciutto-laced Italian donuts mingling with white Bordeaux in ways no one expected. Except you.

Champagne and Caviar at Bistro 110
FRENCH KISSED

Champagne and Caviar at Bistro 110

Sometimes you just want to keep dinner straightforward. And nothing says straightforward like a caviar-and-champagne feast at a noisy little bistro off Michigan Avenue. At this mix-and-match pairing event, you’ll finally nail the right French bubbly to go with your Osetra.

Jan 27, $30, Bistro 110, 110 E Pearson St (between Michigan and Rush), 312-266-3110

Steven Alan Sample Sale
COLLARED

Steven Alan Sample Sale

You’re not sure why, but today Oak Street is beckoning to you. You have a feeling it has something to do with shirts. Perhaps you sense the first-ever Chicago sample sale from Steven Alan, where shirts, outerwear and other life necessities are 35% to 70% off. Go with your instincts.

Jan 27-28, 8:30am-8pm; Jan 29, 11am-7pm; Jan 30, 11am-5pm; Steven Alan, 67 E Oak St

Saturday
Après-Ski Party at Crossing
LODGING

Après-Ski Party at Crossing

Even the pleasure of a warm fire after a day on the slopes has one incontrovertible downside: all that exhausting skiing. So this party just goes straight for the hot toddies, fire pits, spiked hot chocolate and ice luge-ing, with zero chance of you breaking something. Well, near zero.

Pajama Brunch Party at Nana
JAMMIN’

Pajama Brunch Party at Nana

You have enough to do this weekend, so don’t increase your workload with needless chores like changing out of your pajamas for brunch. In fact, show up here in your sleepwear and you’ll get a mimosa on the house. Now for the hard part: finding your pajamas.

Jan 29, 8am-3pm, Nana, 3267 S Halsted St (at 33rd), 312-929-2486

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