Things to do for August 21, 2008

The Weekender

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Thursday
Muddle It Up Cocktail Class
THURSDAY SUMMER SCHOOL

Muddle It Up Cocktail Class

La Madia's lovely mixologist Jennifer Controveos serves as the chemistry teacher you've always dreamed of when she holds court on the secret formulas behind her killer summer libations. Goggles are optional.

411: $25, 8pm, Aug. 21, La Madia, 59 W. Grand Ave (between Dearborn and Clark), 312-329-0400

Friday
Wellfleet at the Fishguy
FRIDAY MIXOLOGY

Wellfleet at the Fishguy

This weekly twelve-seat dining club augments their BYO policy with gastro-libations from star bartender John Kinder. It should finally settle age-old bartender-fisherman debates, like, Do raspberry-infused vinegar cocktails really belong with steak of surf clam?

Friday
Manor's Unofficial Glamorama After-Party
FRIDAY AFTER-GLAM

Manor's Unofficial Glamorama After-Party

You started your Glamorama party at Chicago Theatre. Then moved it to the after-party at Macy's. When your friends think the night's at an end, mention the table for ten you reserved at Manor. It'll cost you a few bucks, but it sure beats your friend's condo.

411: $600, includes two bottles, 10pm doors open, Aug 22, Manor, 642 N. Clark St (between Erie and Ontario), 312-475-1390

Saturday
Barneys Denim Recycling
SATURDAY SALE-ING

Barneys Denim Recycling

Each pair of old jeans you drop off at Barneys New York or Barneys Co-Op gets you 20 percent off a new pair. Think of it as a denim coupon.
411: Now through Aug 25, Barneys, 25 E. Oak St, 312-587-1700; Barneys Co-Op, 2209 N. Halsted St, 773-248-0426

O&I Shoe Sale
The Lincoln Park retailer is quietly conducting the best shoe sale in town as it phases out its adult lines to focus on kids. And let's be honest, today's tots never fully grasped the magnificence of Neil Barrett's Clyde-Hair Calf Black Station Puma anyway.

411: Ongoing, O&I, 2205 N. Halsted St (at Webster), 773-281-5583

Saturday
Arcadia Cask Ale at In Fine Spirits
SATURDAY HOPPING

Arcadia Cask Ale at In Fine Spirits

Just a head's up, the final two casks of HopMouth, a double IPA from Battle Creek's Arcadia Brewery, are going fast at In Fine Spirits. But since this carbon dioxide-less keg is hand-pumped, not too fast.

411: Arcadia Cask Ales at In Fine Spirits, 5420 N. Clark St (between Catalpa and Balmoral), 773-506-9463

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