Things to do for November 13, 2008

The Weekender

Hef's Ex, Pinot Parties and Fresh Pie

The weekend is all the solace you need.

Thursday
RiNo's 3rd Anniversary Party
THURSDAY CENTERFOLD

RiNo's 3rd Anniversary Party

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.

411: Midnight-4am (no cover before 1:30am), Nov 14, RiNo Lounge, 343 W. Erie St (at Orleans), RSVP here or 312-714-2626

Thursday
"All We Do Is Party" Opens
THURSDAY PHOTOGRAPHY

"All We Do Is Party" Opens

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.

Friday
Monticchio Opens in Uptown
FRIDAY PIZZA

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.

411: Now open, Monticchio, 4882 N. Clark St (near Ainsle), 773-275-7080

Saturday
Pinot Days at Navy Pier
SATURDAY PINOT

Pinot Days at Navy Pier

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.

411: $50, 1-5pm, Nov 15, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, buy tickets here

Saturday
Video Games Live
SATURDAY SYMPHONIC

Video Games Live

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.

411: $45-72, 8pm, Nov 15, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St (between Washington and Lake), tickets here (use code CTVGL9)

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