Things to do for September 25, 2008

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Thursday
Vintage Wine and Music at Landmark
THURSDAY WINE

Vintage Wine and Music at Landmark

The bi-level Lincoln Park spot sets its Way Back Machine to year 1998, focusing on wine selections from the past ten years, as well as music. Wax nostalgic about buying pre-iPod Apple shares, but don't mention your Third Eye Blind obsession.

411: $35, 7-9pm, Sept 25, Landmark Grill, 1633 N. Halsted, 312-587-1600

Friday
Carnivale Third Anniversary
FRIDAY MOJITOS

Carnivale Third Anniversary

You've always felt there was an art to the perfect mojito, and the folks at Carnivale concur. As part of their third-anniversary celebration, they'll have an expert on hand to help your muddling skills. As if you needed any pointers.

411: Sept 26, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St (at Union), 312-850-3017‎

Friday
Gourmet Chicago Opening Night
FRIDAY GUSTATORY

Gourmet Chicago Opening Night

Pickles on a stick are fine, but Taste of Chicago doesn't quite show the depth of the town's culinary talent. This three-day food and wine showcase corrects that. Kick things off at the opening night fete feast.

411: $250, 6:30-10:30pm, Sept 26, Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace, 205 E. Randolph St, 312-201-1736, tickets here

Saturday
1st Annual Rib-A-Que Smoke-Out
SATURDAY SAUCED

1st Annual Rib-A-Que Smoke-Out

What started as a chefs-only, after-hours cookoff in the back of Moonshine has spilled out into the streets, or at least the patio. Sample bones from more than a dozen spots (from Socca to the Fifty/50) and wash it down with Moonshine's house brew.

411: $25-$35, noon-6pm, Sept 27, Moonshine, 1824 W. Division St (between Honore and Marion), 773-862-8686

Saturday
Tateossian London Trunk Show and Sale
SATURDAY SALE-ING

Tateossian London Trunk Show and Sale

Those guns of yours look great, but now your wrists look like they need a little fortifying. Visit the Tateossian London Trunk Show for their latest in cuff links, watches and jewelry, and grab a 10-percent discount while you're there.

411: Noon-6pm, Sept 27, His Stuff, 3162 N. Broadway (at Briar), 773-281-6111

Sunday
Gordon Rush Trunk Show
SUNDAY BOOT STRAPS

Gordon Rush Trunk Show

Men's shoe and outerwear designer Gordon Rush trumpets his new fall collection with an all-day Saks event. In addition to footwear, the show will offer a limited supply of belts and accessories. So then you'll be all set, except for shirts and pants.

411: 11am-4pm, Sept 28, Saks Fifth Avenue, 717 N. Michigan Ave (between Superior and Huron), 2nd floor, 312-944-6500

Sunday
Urban Assault Ride
SUNDAY SCAVENGERING

Urban Assault Ride

If only McCain and Obama would settle their differences the old-fashioned way: via a good joust. You'll just have to do it for them at this wacky scavenger hunt and obstacle course, featuring among other challenges a classic bike battle.

411: $60, 9am, Sept 28, Murphy's Bleachers, 3655 N. Sheffield Ave (at Waveland), 773-281-5356, sign up here

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