Things to do for December 15, 2011

The Weekender

Bourbon, Skiing and Tubas

The weekend likes the way you toddy.

Thursday
Your First Drink in Patagonia
GLACIAL PLACE

Your First Drink in Patagonia

As an introduction to its new Gold Coast shop, Patagonia welcomes you for drinks, raffles and a DJ. Because when you’re buying appropriate skiwear, you want to know two things: how it will function on the slopes and how it will function in Aspen’s finer nightclubs.

Dec 15, 6-9pm, Patagonia, 48 E Walton St (between Rush and Michigan), 312-640-5934

New Ways to Eat Your Bourbon
KENTUCKY-FIED

New Ways to Eat Your Bourbon

Drinking bourbon during the winter. Sure. A solid choice. But you’ll need to eat, too. So you’ll gorge on five courses of Southern decadence, each paired with a different bourbon, helping you on your long quest to find a perfect match for bourbon-chocolate bread pudding.

Friday
Après-Ski, sans the Skiing
LODGED

Après-Ski, sans the Skiing

For a skiing party closer to home, the natural choice: Bridgeport. In addition to hot toddies and spiced ciders, if you say “Icelantic” at the store counter/entrance of this themed party, you’ll get a raffle ticket for new ski poles. So wear your dress skis just in case you win.

Beer Twister, Genius
TWISTED LOGIC

Beer Twister, Genius

Take some really good craft beer. Then add a lot of pizza. Well, it sounds pretty promising. What you really need: a Twister tourney with $50 gift certificates for the winners. Finally, that yoga class you took is going to pay off.

Saturday
A Very Tuba Christmas
SO HORNY

A Very Tuba Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like the ornately decorated Grand Ballroom of the Palmer House. Just as long as it’s stuffed with 400 tuba players puffing out their cheeks in service of your favorite holiday tunes. And good news: this Saturday, it will be.

Dec 17, 1pm, The Palmer House, 17 E Monroe St (between State and Wabash), 312-726-7500

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