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Things to do for January 19, 2012
This Weekend: Dancing, Underground Beer and Peru
Jagger has moves like the weekend.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.