Things to do for March 03, 2011

The Weekender

Oyster Fest, Carnival and Gratis Cupcakes

The weekend is bi-winning with Sheen.

Thursday
Gratis Boozy Cupcakes at Sprinkles
SHAMROCK CAKES

Gratis Boozy Cupcakes at Sprinkles

Sprinkles will bestow on the first 50 people who whisper “UrbanDaddy” a Belgian dark chocolate cupcake topped with a Baileys Irish Cream cheese frosting. Because a boozy cupcake is really the only way to begin the St. Patrick’s season—and, yes, it’s now officially a season.

Mar 3-4, no cost for the first 50 people, Sprinkles, 50 E Walton St, 312-573-1600

Friday
Oyster Fest at Tavern on Rush
BIG SHELL OUT

Oyster Fest at Tavern on Rush

The oyster. Dedicating more time to this bivalve is at the top of your punch list. So we expect you’ll be making yourself a fixture in the coming week at Tavern on Rush, slurping shooters, knocking back shells and generally going Charlie Sheen on the mignonette sauce.

Mar 4-13, Tavern on Rush, 1031 N Rush St (at Belleview), 312-664-9600

Saturday
Carnival at SushiSamba Rio
CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE

Carnival at SushiSamba Rio

Yes, it’s your usual Saturday night. Samba dancers. Batucada drummers. Girls dressed in yellow feather headdresses and stilettos, free-flowing Tangerine Honey Caipirinhas. But this time, SushiSamba Rio is doing the hosting, so you finally give your downstairs neighbors a break.

Mar 5, 9pm, SushiSamba Rio, 504 N Wells St (between Grand and Illinois), 312-595-2300

Smoke Daddy Bloody Mary Release Party
SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

Smoke Daddy Bloody Mary Release Party

You’ve been known to dabble in the fine art of the Bloody Mary. So this weekend, be on hand as Smoke Daddy launches its own bottled version, along with $5 Bloody Mary specials to have while you’re there—consider it a test drive.

Bubbly and Pork at Terzo Piano
SWINE AND DINE

Bubbly and Pork at Terzo Piano

Terzo Piano is hosting a bubbly-soaked, four-course dinner party with abundant porcine creations from the chefs of Purple Pig and Spiaggia. Because if there’s one thing that the Modern Wing needs more of, it’s pork and champagne... and maybe some late-period Pollacks. But we all have priorities.

Mar 5, 6-10pm, $100 ($90 for AIC members), Terzo Piano, 159 E Monroe St, 312-443-8650

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