Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Boozy Sno-Cones, the Oscars and Poker

The weekend is honored just to be nominated.

Thursday
Friday
Presidents’ Week at Bull & Bear
POWER HOUR

Presidents’ Week at Bull & Bear

Honest Abe, FDR... Taft. These guys deserve more than one day of remembrance. Bull & Bear agrees, so tonight and tomorrow, you can continue the celebration with $5 appetizers and a burger called the Lincoln Little. It is his land, after all.

Poker at the Horseshoe Casino
DOUBLE DOWN

Poker at the Horseshoe Casino

Going to Indiana: always a gamble. Especially this weekend and next, when around 3,000 poker enthusiasts will gather for one giant tournament of Hold’em. Your prize: half a million, and safe return from Indiana.

Feb 25-Mar 7, Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN, 219-473-6065

Spiked Sno-Cones at JBar
SNOW DAY

Spiked Sno-Cones at JBar

Snow. This winter, you’ve seen your share. So there’s only one thing left to do: spike it. Or better yet, let JBar do it at their annual SnowBall, where you’ll find sliders and red velvet cupcakes from David Burke’s and, yes, boozy sno-cones. Just like when you were a kid.

Saturday
75% Off Vintage Gear at Brimfield
SALE-ING

75% Off Vintage Gear at Brimfield

Someday in May, you’ll walk into the Andersonville vintage shop and find a bar upstairs. In the meantime, you can help them clear room—by picking up vintage gear like furniture, barware and clothes for a quarter of the normal price. Just remember to leave some glasses for the bar.

Through Feb 28, Brimfield, 5219 N Clark St, 773-271-3501

Sunday
Oscar Party at Old Town Social
GO FOR THE GOLD

Oscar Party at Old Town Social

So you need somewhere to watch Hollywood’s humble little awards ceremony. Somewhere that appreciates good bubbly, popcorn carts and the subtle charm of Ms. Anne Hathaway. Somewhere like Old Town, which is handing out bottles of prosecco to groups of four, and prizes for best dressed. It’s you vs. Franco.

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