Things to do for October 13, 2011

The Weekender

This Weekend: Oysters, Grilled Cheese, Poker

The weekend is stockpiling candy corn.

Thursday
Now for Something Hot and Cheesy...
MELT WITH YOU

Now for Something Hot and Cheesy...

Dion Antic has made a name for himself in Chicago nightlife. Now, he’s making a name for himself in your afternoonlife. This school-lunchroom-inspired sandwichery oozes with provolone, truffle cheddar and aged prosciutto. Bring your favorite lunch lady.

Pokering in Hammond
FEELING FLUSH

Pokering in Hammond

Macau. Vegas. Monte Carlo. Nice places. But this weekend, it’s Hammond. The reason: you can clean up because the World Series of Poker is anteing up $500,000 for a 12-day tourney. Also, it’s nothing personal, but you and Macau need a break from each other.

Oct 13-24, noon, Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN, 219-473-7000

Friday
A Massive, Massive Oyster Fest
SHUCKY WEATHER

A Massive, Massive Oyster Fest

The air is crisp. The leaves are turning. An unmistakable briny fragrance is enveloping Hubbard Street. It can only mean one of two things: either Shaw’s annual Royster with the Oyster fest is happening or...  Actually, we don’t care to speculate on alternatives.

Oct 14, 3-10pm, $10 donation, Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E Hubbard St (between Wabash and State), 312-527-2722

The Game Show Show’s New Home
COME ON DOWN...

The Game Show Show’s New Home

Everyone’s favorite game show/musical/improv thingy is setting up shop in a new theater. It’s basically So You Think You Can Dance meets Jeopardy, with a frenetic emcee pulling you from the audience to test your nerves, wits and/or mettle for cash and prizes. But mostly for glory.

Fri-Sat starting Oct 14, 11pm, The Mercury Theater, 3745 N Southport Ave (between Grace and Waveland), 773-325-1700

Sunday
Your Fall Finery Awaits. As Does a Beer.
UNO, DOSE

Your Fall Finery Awaits. As Does a Beer.

You need to pick up some basics this weekend. Leather boots. T-shirts designed by a Bulls player. Vintage cufflinks. Beer. Artisan s’mores. Blanket-lined baseball caps. A banh mi. We know of a place with all these: Dose Market. It would’ve been really awkward if we didn’t.

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