Things to do for October 09, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is already working up a sweat.

Friday
Hema's Kitchen Relocates
FRIDAY TANDOORI

Hema's Kitchen Relocates

After seventeen years, Chicago's kindly queen of Indian cooking has moved her throne to a spot she's built from the ground up. She's even expanded her Indian repertoire to include tandoori, installing an extra oven. Our advice: Arrive extra hungry.

411: Now open, Hema's Kitchen, 2439 N. Devon (between Campbell and Artesian), 773-338-1627

Saturday
Circus Cats of Chicago
SATURDAY CAT SKILLS

Circus Cats of Chicago

You haven't been back to Las Vegas' Mirage since that whole white tiger incident a few years ago. This troupe of guitar-playing, hipster-delighting house cats will help you put one brave toe back in the water.

411: $10, 4 pm and 6pm, Oct 11, Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave (between Western and Oakley), 773-598-4549‎

Sunday
Andersonville Dessert Crawl
SUNDAY DESSERT

Andersonville Dessert Crawl

Running 26.2 miles is one way to prove your stamina this weekend. Another is sampling the desserts at 25 different neighborhood restaurants in a single afternoon. Throw in the optional wine tasting, and you're something of an iron man.

411: $25-40, 1pm and 3pm, Oct 12, various locations, order tickets here

Sunday
Harvest Festival at Bin 36
SUNDAY WINE

Harvest Festival at Bin 36

Your plans to buy a Sonoma vineyard will wait for real estate to rebound, but your good taste won't. Blend your own vintage at this event, and eight weeks later a case of your own private-label bottles arrives. Should be worth a pretty penny one day.

411: $36 for event, $95-180 for wine delivery, 1-4pm, Oct 12, Bin 36, 339 N. Dearborn St (at the River), 312-755-9463

Sunday
Make Me a Zombie Pinup
SUNDAY ZOMBIES

Make Me a Zombie Pinup

You've seen sexy nurses, pirates and cops. Now your favorite Bucktown lingerie boutique finally gives the undead its sexy due. Their Halloween pinup photo session brings in makeup artists to transform your special someone into the ravenous beauty she'll be after zombies get her.

411: $95 per person, 5pm, Oct 12, G Boutique, 2131 N. Damen Ave (between Shakespeare and Charleston), 773-235-1234

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