Things to do for March 22, 2012

The Weekender

Hot Fried Chicken, Summer Clothes and a New Brunch Spot

The weekend, soon to be a major motion picture.

Thursday
Shipley & Halmos & Tequila
SALE-ING

Shipley & Halmos & Tequila

This unprecedented weather has inspired you to accelerate your search for the perfect lightweight button-down. It’s also inspired you to drink margaritas. Do both tonight, plus take 10% off the entire store. And there’ll be a DJ—just in case you’re inspired to dance.

Something to Wear to Clooney’s Villa...
WELL-SUITED

Something to Wear to Clooney’s Villa...

And since this weather obviously demands the correct lightweight Italian suit, there’s a made-to-measure L.B.M. 1911 suiting event at Haberdash. You’ll get $200 off custom suits and $100 off blazers, plus gratis appetizers from Quartino and plenty of cold beer. Consider it preseason for your summer barbecues.

Mar 22, 6-9pm, Haberdash, 607 N State St (between Ohio and Ontario), 312-624-8551

A Hot-Fried-Chicken Eating Contest
CLUCK

A Hot-Fried-Chicken Eating Contest

Eating hot fried chicken—or as we Northerners say, “spicy fried chicken”—really shouldn’t be a sport. But as long as the Southern is making it one tomorrow, you won’t interfere. There’ll also be plenty of cold $5 whiskey cocktails to keep you hydrated during your victory lap.

Mar 22, 8pm-2am, $20 entry fee, The Southern, 1840 W North Ave (at Honore), 773-342-1840

Friday
Opera. But with More Frank Sinatra.
IL DIVO

Opera. But with More Frank Sinatra.

You love the big names in Italian opera. Puccini. Pavarotti. Sinatra. So you’ll appreciate this: a four-course event featuring the wine and pasta stylings of 437 Rush, accompanied by tenors doing their finest Frank interpretations, with a few arias thrown in. Hey, you like a little Pagliacci with your veal.

Saturday
Meet the New Brunch in Town
COMPANY TIME

Meet the New Brunch in Town

It’s late morning on the weekend. Let’s not play games here. You need three things. Strong coffee. Stronger Bloody Marys. And citrus-smothered brioche french toast able to absorb any traces of last night. So you’ll be happy to know the new brunch at Storefront Company has come correct.

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