Things to do for March 25, 2011

The Weekender

Sake, Candlelight and Tom Hanks

The weekend devoted a chapter of its autobiography to you.

Friday
40% Off Iron Man’s Sunglasses
PERK ALERT

40% Off Iron Man’s Sunglasses

Recently, your eyes have been dealing with a noticeable increase in sunlight—due to a long-lost phenomenon known as spring. So we’re hooking you up with 40% off our editors’ selection of Initium Eyewear—sported by Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man.

Denim Sale at Haberdash
JEANETIC

Denim Sale at Haberdash

You outgrow them. They shrink. You rip them. Somebody else rips them. Whatever your reason: you’re due for some crisp new denim. Haberdash is offering one-third off its entire inventory (Edwin, Nudie, Rag & Bone) this weekend. Breaking them in is always the fun part anyway.

Through Mar 27, Haberdash, 1350 N Wells St, 312-440-1300; 607 N State St, 312-624-8551

Four Courses and Sake at Chizakaya
LOCAL FIXE-TURE

Four Courses and Sake at Chizakaya

There’s only one way to detect that it’s actually spring: the increased presence of spring sake menus. So let us point you toward this four-course feast of scallops, crab-encrusted salmon and fried Japanese ice cream with optional pairings. You can hear the birds chirping already.

Through Apr 30, $30, $25 for sake pairings, Chizakaya, 3056 N Lincoln Ave, 773-697-4725

Saturday
Eighth Annual Tom Hanks Day at Fizz
TURNER & HOOCH AND HOOCH

Eighth Annual Tom Hanks Day at Fizz

Oscar winner. Icon. Excuse for drinking $1 PBR. Tom Hanks is all of these things. So celebrate the human half of Turner & Hooch at this tribute featuring Hanks comedies, Hanks T-shirts and Hanks-autographed raffle items, including DVDs, posters and volleyballs. Apparently, Wilson needs work these days.

Mar 26, noon-6pm, Fizz, 3220 N Lincoln Ave, 773-348-6088

Earth Hour at Elate
IN THE MOOD LIGHTING

Earth Hour at Elate

You could commemorate Earth Hour by sitting at home, shutting off the power and lighting a candle. But you’re probably not serving a $33 Chef Week prix fixe menu (scallops, Wagyu, carrot cake), so you might as well do your environmental activism at Elate.

Mar 26, 8:30-9:30pm, Elate, 111 W Huron St (at Clark), 312-202-9900

Food Drive at the Publican
CANNED SENTIMENT

Food Drive at the Publican

If you have some canned food burning a hole in your pocket, check out this afternoon charity soiree. The Publican and Hannah’s Bretzel will provide pork rinds, aged ham and pretzels; Three Floyds beer will help you wash them down. A pretty fair trade for your creamed spinach.

Mar 26, 1:30-3:30pm, The Publican, 837 W Fulton Market, 312-733-9555

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