Things to do for January 19, 2012

The Weekender

This Weekend: Dancing, Underground Beer and Peru

Jagger has moves like the weekend.

Thursday
Now Open: Bread & Wine
ON THE RISE

Now Open: Bread & Wine

It’s that age-old problem: you’re eating a beef-and-chorizo burger topped with cheddar and red onion jam on a pretzel roll... but you have no idea what burgundy to drink with it. Now there’s this little informal bistro and wine bar to solve that problem once and for all.

Now open, Bread & Wine, 3732 W Irving Park Rd (at Ridgeway), 773-866-5266

When in Peru...
INCA INCA DO

When in Peru...

As you undoubtedly know, yesterday was the 477th anniversary of the founding of Lima, Peru. (Welcome back, Wikipedia.) So, yes, pisco sours are in order. And pisco-anything-else-you-wants, along with traditional and modern Peruvian cuisine, plus a Peruvian DJ. Next up: a Montevideo Founder’s Day Hoedown.

Madchester Lives Again
NEW ORDER WORLD

Madchester Lives Again

Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis are hosting a screening of 24 Hour Party People, detailing the rise and fall of the Manchester music scene. The city was filled with crowded dens of music, illicit activity, dancing, New Order, Joy Division and the Happy Mondays. Sort of like your teenage bedroom.

Saturday
Big Beers from Small Breweries
MICRO MICROBREWS

Big Beers from Small Breweries

The burgeoning homebrew scene has a major flaw: getting invites to the homes. This event brings together eight or so of the smallest small-time microbrews for a day, along with a chef whipping up appetizers. You’ll feel like you’re right at home.

Jan 21, 2-7pm, $20, Brew Ho-Ho, 1564 N Damen Ave (at North and Milwaukee), RSVP here

Sunday
Catching Up on Your Salsa
SPICY

Catching Up on Your Salsa

It’s been firmly established: you’ve got the moves like Jagger. Your next challenge: moves like Tony Vega. Cantina Laredo’s new salsa night offers a full bar menu, dance instructors and the Salsa Chicago Mambo All-Stars setting tempo. They’ll do their best to keep up with you.

Sundays starting Jan 22, 6-10pm, Cantina Laredo, 508 N State St (at Illinois), 312-955-0014

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