Things to do for October 06, 2011

The Weekender

Penthouse Cocktails, the Blackhawks and a Different Kind of Marathon

The weekend is a marathon and a sprint.

Thursday
A Pop-Up Party in a Penthouse
SUITS YOU

A Pop-Up Party in a Penthouse

The John Allan’s penthouse is so much more than just a place for a precision trim and a quick game of pool. Tonight, it’s a place for free drinks, custom suits and Italian silk ties. That’s because the Nicholas Joseph pop-up officially sets up tonight as John Allan’s really suave roomie.

Friday
Drinks with Extra Ice
HAWK EYES

Drinks with Extra Ice

Not that you need an excuse for a champagne toast, but the Blackhawks’ opener is a pretty good one. After your complimentary bubbly, enter raffles for Bobby Hull–signed memorabilia and enjoy unfettered access to 23-ounce Bud Lights for just $5 each. Also: the game will be on.

Oct 7, 7:30pm, Michael Diversey’s, 670 W Diversey Pkwy (between Clark and Orchard), 773-327-7040

Saturday
A Good Reason to Drink
FIZZ ED

A Good Reason to Drink

On the one hand, this is just a benefit for a school. Which is nice, but still. On the other hand, you can sample 50 craft beers and eat food from Hopleaf, M. Henry and Gaztro-Wagon, among others. So we think it’s pretty important that you be there.

Oct 8, 5-10pm, $65 ($100 VIP), Kegs for Kids #2, Mundelein Center at Loyola University, 1020 W Sheridan Ave (at Kenmore)

Drinking Michigan Wine. No, Really.
HARBORING

Drinking Michigan Wine. No, Really.

Crisp autumn days. There’s nothing better. Unless you add wine, beer, a few bands and a day trip up to Michigan. The annual fest includes winery tours, a farmers’ market, rock bands and hayrides. Really, the only way to see New Buffalo.

Sunday
A Trick-or-Treat Practice Run
SWEET WALKERS

A Trick-or-Treat Practice Run

A dessert crawl through Andersonville—an idea so crazy it just might work. As proof: this is the sixth year they’ve done it. From Ann Sather’s cinnamon rolls to In Fine Spirits’ mini pumpkin pies with bourbon cream, it’s like a Chicago marathon where you gain calories.

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