Hef's ex Holly Madison helps this River North lounge ring in its third year of velvet-roped decadence. While we hear she's now dating illusionist Criss Angel, there'll be plenty of others interested in seeing what tricks you have up your sleeve.
Things to do for November 13, 2008
Hef's Ex, Pinot Parties and Fresh Pie
The weekend is all the solace you need.
The kickoff for this gallery show featuring candid shots of clubgoers should satisfy those who think photos of themselves at Debonair Social Club deserve a better setting than Facebook. There's also an after-party at Angels & Kings, in case you want to make a little more art.
Monticchio Opens in Uptown
The week-old pizza pub features the old-fashioned comforts you expect: stone-baked pies, fried calamari, paninis. But it also throws you a few unexpected delights, like a banana torte with fudge frosting and, on Fridays, $2 glasses of some hearty Italian red. It's like drinking a glass of Sophia Loren.
Speaking of wine, Navy Pier welcomes more than fifty producers of that famously fickle, delicate grape known as Pinot Noir. You'll sample more than 150 varieties accompanied by gourmet snacks, but pace yourself—you don't want to throw out your toasting arm.
Because you've always found yourself humming along to Halo and Final Fantasy IV, check out this touring concert where video-game projections are accompanied by a live symphony, providing everything from blipping sound effects to soaring, majestic scores.