Things to do for September 22, 2011

The Weekender

Tequila Snow Cones. Brunching in a Bank Vault. This Is Your Weekend...

The weekend suggests you delete the pictures from last weekend.

Thursday
Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions
PERK ALERT

Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions

We’re getting you the exclusive on a couple one-of-a-kind shoes from the venerable Maine-based cobbling outfit, Rancourt & Co. (Ralph Lauren’s go-to guys.) Then we’re airmailing you three Bacon Explosions (enough said). And finally, we’re getting you half off a champagne-soaked endless summer at NYC’s hottest hotel. Just go with it...

An Open House Full of Tequila
MARGARITA THRILL

An Open House Full of Tequila

Summer may be over. But tequila snow cone season begins tonight. Sadly, it also ends tonight. So fleeting. Anyway, this new upscale Mexican joint’s open house will also offer tequila samples, appetizers and raffle tickets. We hope the prize is more snow cones.

Sep 22, 5pm, Masa Azul, 2901 W Diversey Ave (at N Francisco), 773-687-0300

Dressing Your Walls and Your Body
ART ROCK

Dressing Your Walls and Your Body

The latest in one-stop shopping: for your body, the entire new fall lineup at Mark Shale, including autumn-ready wool jackets and cashmere sweaters. For your walls, new artwork by J.C. Steinbrunner, who’ll be discussing his geologic inspiration. For everything else, gratis cocktails.

Sep 22, 6-8pm, Mark Shale, 900 N Michigan Ave (3rd and 4th floor), 312-440-0720

Friday
In Recognition of the Mighty Hamburger
IN MEDIUM-RARE FORM

In Recognition of the Mighty Hamburger

The hamburger. It has been known to make or break a career. (The Hamburglar would be nothing without it.) So when chefs from 15 restaurants—from M Burger to David Burke’s Primehouse—duke it out at this burger showdown... your good judgment is needed.

Drinking and Gambling with Your Tailor
HALO EFFECT

Drinking and Gambling with Your Tailor

Whiskey, cocktails, cigars, appetizers and foosball. Usually, a complete Friday night agenda. But if someone—say Halo for Men and Sebastien Grey Clothiers—wanted to measure you for a custom suit and/or give you a neck massage, you wouldn’t complain. Until it ends.

Sep 23, 6-9:30pm, no cost, 1801 Club Chicago, 1424 W Ohio St (private residence, between Nobel and Bishop), RSVP here

Sunday
Waking Up in an Old Bank Vault
BED DOWN

Waking Up in an Old Bank Vault

Yes, Saturday nights can get a little fuzzy. So if you happen to come to on Sunday in a disused bank vault with a mouthful of pork belly Benedict or drinking something called a Bacon and Egg Bloody Mary, stay calm. You’re just at Bedford’s new brunch. All is well.

Sundays, 10am-5pm, The Bedford, 1612 W Division St (at Ashland), 773-235-8800

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