Things to do for February 09, 2012

The Weekender

Inside: Sex, Violence and Caviar...

Please, weekend, don’t hurt ’em.

Thursday
The Peninsula Rewards Your Generosity
PARTY OF FIVE

The Peninsula Rewards Your Generosity

If you’re going to spring for dinner for the whole table (no, no—you insist), the least someone could do for you is, well, pick up the tab. In this buy-four-get-one-gratis deal at the Lobby, the Peninsula does just that. Well, if they insist...

Cross Caviar Off That Shopping List...
ROE HOUSE

Cross Caviar Off That Shopping List...

Your Valentine’s Day shopping list isn’t long, but every item is crucial. So Pastoral put together a package for two with just the essentials: sturgeon caviar, triple cream cheese, toast points and bubbly. It doubles as a roadside assistance kit.

Available now, $69.99 ($89.99 with bubbles), Pastoral, all locations

Your Dose of French Romance...
LOTS OF GAUL

Your Dose of French Romance...

You remember those idyllic days in the French countryside, drinking claret and eating tiny crepe tacos. If not, this rustic reworking of a River North bistro will refresh your memory. Rough-hewn tables. Burgers with smoked duck bacon chips. Duck à l’orange. Yeah, ducks were everywhere back then.

Opening Feb 9, Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen, 546 N Wells St (between Ohio and Grand), 312-467-0546, see the menu and the slideshow

Saturday
A Gritty Western in Push-Up Bras
SEX MEX

A Gritty Western in Push-Up Bras

Robert Rodriguez’s seminal work El Mariachi was a gritty grindhouse Western filled with sex and violence. Well, at least violence. So this all-female burlesque troupe sets out to tip the balance in the other direction with a raunchy reimagining. An update of Spy Kids has not been planned at press time.

Sunday
Poetry to Go
ODE MAN OUT

Poetry to Go

Oh, right. A Valentine’s Day card. Need one of those, too. Conveniently, this month’s Dose Market features Poems While You Wait, a stall where three published poets will type up personalized verse for whomever you deem worthy of your affections. You’ve been meaning to get something for your whiskey guy.

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