Things to do for September 04, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend will prove you have the experience.

Thursday
Bar Menu at Powerhouse
THURSDAY POWER

Bar Menu at Powerhouse

Let the other commuters battle for McNuggets at the Ogilvie food court. When you want post-work nosh, you'll be around the corner snacking on just-introduced $2.01 bar appetizers and relaxing with pre-Metra cocktails at Powerhouse. Now if only they could Super Size that St. Germaine 43...

411: Powerhouse, 201 N. Clinton St (between Lake and Fulton), 312-928-0800

Friday
First Friday at the MCA
FRIDAY ART

First Friday at the MCA

It's been a while since you've hit a party with balloon animals, so head to First Friday at the MCA, the last one held during the Jeff Koons retrospective. You'll view his huge metallic versions of the children's party favorite, with no scary clowns to ruin things.

411: 6-10pm, Sept 5, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave (between Michigan and Lake Shore), 312-280-2660

Saturday
Guinness Oyster Fest
SATURDAY SHUCKING

Guinness Oyster Fest

If you've managed to wean yourself from the streetfest circuit this year, then your greatest temptation is this weekend—because the only thing harder to resist than an ice cold oyster is a frothy, slightly-less-than-room-temperature stout.

411: $7, noon-11pm, Sept 6, Roscoe Street (from Damen to Leavitt), 773-868-3010

Saturday
Isaia Made to Measure Event at Barneys
SATURDAY BESPOKE

Isaia Made to Measure Event at Barneys

Your first order of pre-Labor Day business: Replace that white linen suit. Barneys kicks off Made to Measure Month by dropping its usual bepoke upcharge during September, and hosting tailors from Isaia this Saturday to custom-craft your new fall look.

411: Noon-5pm, Sept 6, Barneys, 25 E. Oak St (at Rush), 312-587-1700

Sunday
Chicago Luxury Chocolate Salon
SUNDAY CHOCTAILS

Chicago Luxury Chocolate Salon

The new fall fashion lines have arrived—and you can eat them. This Wonka-like gourmet chocolate tasting is sponsored by Chocolate Television, an up-and-coming programmer similar to Food Network, though its version of Emeril is made entirely of fudge.

411: $17.50, Sept 7, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave (at Adams), tickets here

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