Things to do for October 23, 2008

The Weekender

Racing, Eating and Drinking

The weekend isn't cocky, it's confident.

Friday
Sortie Opens
TURKEY

Sortie Opens

The onetime Bella Lounge space transforms into this den of Turkish delights when the upstairs lounge debuts and the kitchen—overseen by a chef whose resume lists 28 years working for Turkey's vice presidents—feeds you like an emir.

Sortie, opens tomorrow at 5pm, 1212 N. State Pkwy (near Division), 312-440-5100

Half Acre Beer Night at Sully's
BEER

Half Acre Beer Night at Sully's

The new Lincoln Park pub hosts Chicago craft brewers Half Acre, giving you the chance to sample their latest creation, Over Ale. This American-style bitter uses domestic hops and yeast—and contains more alcohol than an English bitter. Just another reason to buy American.

5:30-7:30pm, Oct 24, Sully's House, 1501 N. Dayton St (at Blackhawk), 773-244-1234

Saturday
"Truth in 24" Premieres
SCREENING

"Truth in 24" Premieres

We've got a Daddy Hookup that should rev your motor for the Chicago International Film Festival: 15 pairs of free tickets for an action-documentary about the Audi Sport racing team's quest to win the grueling 24-hour-long Le Mans challenge. On your mark, get set, click...

7pm, Oct 25, AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St (between Fairbanks and McClurg), 847-765-7262, RSVP for free tickets here

Victorinox Swiss Army Sample Sale
SALE-ING

Victorinox Swiss Army Sample Sale

His Stuff's Lakeview location really wants to make sure you're warm this winter. Their sale features mostly one-off items like an $850 down parka for $175. Yes, that is singular. So we'd start lining up right about, oh, now.
411: Oct 25, His Stuff, 3162 N. Broadway (at Briar), 773-281-6111

Sam's Storewide Sale

Sam's is poised for a one-day spirits bonanza, when everything from corkscrews to champagne is 15 percent off. We suggest getting a few cases of the new 2000 Dom Perignon for the upcoming holidays—your trick-or-treaters will love you.

Oct 25, Sam's Wine & Spirits, all locations including 1720 N. Marcey St (between Willow and Wisconsin), 312-664-4394

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