Things to do for November 06, 2008

The Weekender

Circus Tricks and Belgian Doubles

Your weekend transition team has assembled the following dossier.

Thursday
Men's Night at Macy's State Street
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Men's Night at Macy's State Street

You'll be able to stock up for fall at this party and sale, with 25 percent off purchases of $100 or more. Be sure to pick up a few items for that trip to Tasmania that will be given away. You always were a lucky devil.

411: 5-8pm, Nov 6, Macy's, 111 N. State St (between Washington and Randolph), 312-781-4884

Thursday
The Most Interesting Show in the World
THURSDAY CIRCUS

The Most Interesting Show in the World

Your master of ceremonies, acclaimed circus freak wrangler Jim Rose, guides you through this evening of human bizarreness sponsored by Dos Equis. Performances include contortionists, razor-blade swallowers and a robotic dancer from Japan. The twist: He's a human.

411: $10, Nov 6, doors 8pm, performance 9pm, Metro, 3730 N. Clark St (at Racine), 773-549-0203, tickets here

Friday
Belgian Doubles, Triples and Quads
FRIDAY BELIGUM

Belgian Doubles, Triples and Quads

Class is in session at this brand-new downtown specialty wine and spirits purveyor, which also has a real head for beers. Owner Kyle McHugh talks you through the differences between four kinds of abbey-style ales. We fully expect you to ace the final.

411: $30, 7-8pm, Nov 7, Drinks Over Dearborn, 650 N. Dearborn (at Erie), 2nd floor, 312-337-9463

Friday
First Fridays at MCA
FRIDAY ART REFRESH

First Fridays at MCA

This monthly fete is the first one with the museum's latest exhibits, Jenny Holzer's light installations and Harold Mendez's sound installation. So go easy on those Wolfgang Puck appetizers; you don't want to have your mouth full when called upon for illuminating insights.

411: $10-$15, Nov 7, 6-10pm, 220 E. Chicago Ave (between Michigan and Lake Shore), 312-397-4010, tickets here

Saturday
Steak & Eggs Barbecue Festival
SATURDAY BBQ

Steak & Eggs Barbecue Festival

The egg part of this all-day barbecuing festival is a little misleading—it refers to Big Green Egg, an alternative to your backyard Weber, not huevos. Actually, the steak part is off, too: Cooking classes focus on barbecue salmon, chicken, chops, shrimp—and beef. Please forgive them.

411: $49, 8am-4pm, Nov 8, Carmichael's Steak House, 1052 W. Monroe St (at Aberdeen), 312-433-0025, tickets here

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