Things to do for November 23, 2011

The Weekender

Rooftop Campfires, $1 Champagne and Wrestling with Billy Corgan

The weekend is impervious to the effects of tryptophan.

Wednesday
Camping on a Roof. With Vodka and DJs.
FIRE POWER

Camping on a Roof. With Vodka and DJs.

A blazing fire. A warm fur blanket. A DJ. That should be about all you need for the Black Wednesday party at Vertigo tonight. But since they’re hosting it on their rooftop deck, you’ll also know the thrill of roughing it just like the first pilgrims did.

A Black Wednesday Trolley Crawl
CLANG CLANG CLANG

A Black Wednesday Trolley Crawl

Frontier has campfire s’mores. The Pony has an appearance by the Blackhawk Ice Crew girls. Lottie’s has karaoke. Now to make an appearance at all of these important functions: a complimentary trolley. It’s sort of like the CTA, but stocked with gratis beer and rum.

Nov 23, 7pm pick-up at Lottie’s Pub, 1925 W Cortland St, 773-489-0738; 8pm pick-up at The Pony Inn, 1638 W Belmont Ave, 773-828-5055

Putting a Holiday Dollar to Good Use
TOASTING

Putting a Holiday Dollar to Good Use

Your Black Friday plans are locked down. But if the past is any indication, they could use a little more champagne. So four Loop bars (Midtown, Primebar, Grillroom and Townhouse) are offering $3 cocktails, $2 beer and $1 bubbly all day. Which, obviously, calls for a toast.

Friday
Wrestling with Billy Corgan
SMACK DOWN

Wrestling with Billy Corgan

The best wrestling on Black Friday: obviously any lingerie sale. The next best: obviously with Billy Corgan. Resistance Pro, the Smashing Pumpkins front man’s new indie wrestling organization, launches its debut throwdown. Next year: Andrew Bird’s Christmas Kickboxing Tourney.

Nov 25, doors at 7:30pm, bell at 8pm, $20, Excalibur, 632 N Dearborn St. (at Ontario), 312-266-1944, tickets here

Saturday
Christmas Tree Shopping with Whiskey
BIG LOTS

Christmas Tree Shopping with Whiskey

The only thing better than a Christmas tree lot that delivers, sets up, picks up and recycles your tree: a lot that does that and is right in front of Big Star. Which reminds us: Big Star’s serving Mexican hot chocolate with bourbon in it. So... go.

Nov 26-Dec 25, noon-8pm, City Tree Delivery at Big Star, 1531 N Damen Ave (at Wicker Park Ave), 773-235-4039

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