Things to do for February 10, 2011

The Weekender

Gratis Martinis, Dixieland Jazz and Beer from 1919

The weekend just threw another log on the fire.

Thursday
Friday
John Allan’s Pop-Up at The James Hotel
BUFFED UP

John Allan’s Pop-Up at The James Hotel

This weekend, you want to look your best. You also wouldn’t say no to an ice-cold martini. So John Allan’s is giving you some pre-date shoe polishing and nail buffing while David Burke’s plies you with gratis martinis and appetizers. Here’s to efficiency.

Feb 11-13, 4-7pm, no cost, The James Hotel, 55 E Ontario St (at Rush), 312-337-1000

Lock and Key Party at Hearts
LOCK THAT DOWN

Lock and Key Party at Hearts

Valentine’s Day dating can be a little random. In fact, you’re counting on it at this party: men get a key and girls get a lock. And you’ll spend the night trying to see if you have one of three matching sets. Three couples will be showered in champagne... just like the Super Bowl.

Feb 11, 10pm-4am, Hearts Chicago, 1115 N North Branch St, 312-915-0734

Batch 19 Beer Tasting
BATCH PROCESSING

Batch 19 Beer Tasting

Once upon a time, drinking beer was prohibited. That time was high school. Also: the ’20s. Both times, it was fun. Here you’ll get an hour to sample Batch 19, a beer made from a pre-Prohibition recipe, followed by $4 pints all night. Don’t tell Eliot Ness. Or your dad.

Feb 11, 5-6pm, gratis tasting, Franklin Tap, 325 S Franklin St, 312-212-3262

Saturday
International Motorcycle Show Chicago
HOG WILD

International Motorcycle Show Chicago

You’ve been thinking about the romance of the open road. (It is Valentine’s Day after all.) So browse for a partner at this motorcycle extravaganza, where you’ll encounter a multitude of the latest models as well as a few stunt shows. Models and stunts, two of your favorite things.

Sunday
Dixieland Brunch at Old Town Social
N’AWLINS

Dixieland Brunch at Old Town Social

If you’re heading out on a cold Sunday morning for a New Orleans brunch rife with jalapeño-cheddar biscuits, Café Du Monde beignets, shrimp and grits, and Bananas Foster french toast, there better be a Dixieland jazz band to go with it. Luckily, Old Town Social has you covered.

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