Things to do for March 15, 2012

The Weekender

Ping-Pong, Corned Kobe Beef and Fast Women

The weekend is working on its St. Pat’s Day tan.

Thursday
Your Office Pool Shuttle Awaits...
BRACKETED

Your Office Pool Shuttle Awaits...

Market has a great idea. Well, two, really. First, they’ve opened that nice beer garden. Second, if you have a big group—say, your entire office pool—they will chauffeur everyone over. Incidentally, they also have ping-pong tables. But the idea for an office tourney is all yours.

Shuttle for parties of 15 or more, Market, 1113 W Randolph St (at May), 312-929-4787

Friday
O, Say, You Can See the Blackhawks
ANTHEMIC

O, Say, You Can See the Blackhawks

Watching the ’Hawks at a bar requires a few basic necessities: wall-sized TVs, $16 beer buckets, a raffle for a Tag Heuer watch, an announcer calling the game and, oh yeah, the guy who sings the national anthem at the United Center kicking things off. Remember to remove your hat.

Mar 16, 7:30pm, The Anthem, 1725 W Division St (at Hermitage), 773-697-4804

Corned Kobe Beef. Yeah.
SO CORNY

Corned Kobe Beef. Yeah.

We don’t know what your personal beliefs dictate, but... corned Kobe beef. On a Friday. During Lent. We’re not tempting you. We’re simply saying this barbecue joint will have it. Of course, it’ll be around on Saturday, too—but you may be busy committing other sins by then.

Mar 16-17, Chicago q, 1160 N Dearborn St (at Division), 312-642-1160

Saturday
It’s Not St. Pat’s Without Corn Dogs
EVEN MORE CORNY

It’s Not St. Pat’s Without Corn Dogs

The International Federation for Corn Dog Awareness has decreed March 17 National Corn Dog Day. Apparently, nothing else was going on that day. This Evanston purveyor will offer the batter-dipped savories for $1.50 as a solemn tribute. No, they won’t be green.

Sunday
The Quickest Pours in Town
FAST GIRLS

The Quickest Pours in Town

This competition pits the town’s top female mixologists against each other to see who can shake cocktails the fastest. You, on the other hand, will be pitted against 11 kinds of punch to see... well, just to see what happens when you go up against a Beefeater Royal Punch.

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