Things to do for November 26, 2008

The Weekender

Black Friday and Chocolate Saturday

The weekend is loosening its belt.

Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting

Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting

Goose Island brewmaster Greg Hall waxes nostalgic at Lush Wine and Spirits with this free tasting, comparing the 2004-2008 vintages of his increasingly in-demand Bourbon County stout. Think of it like an aughties retro party.

Lights Out at Lumen

Lights Out at Lumen

In case you're still deciding on where to party tonight, the LEDs will be turned way down low for this darkest of all Black Wednesday parties. But with Effen vodka playing Santa from 9-10pm, we think you'll find the bar. You have a sixth sense for these things.

$20 ($10 with RSVP), Nov 26, 9pm-2am, Lumen, 839 W. Fulton Market (at Green), 312-733-2222, RSVP here

Guise | Chic Winter Sale

Guise | Chic Winter Sale

Your go-to Lincoln Park outfitter/barber is cutting you a 25-percent discount on jackets, jeans, sweaters and other warm-weather gear (like that Rag & Bone coat we've seen you eyeing). If you also get a haircut, they slice off a full 40 percent (of the price).
411: Now until stock lasts, Guise | Chic, 2128 N. Halsted St (between Webster and Dickens), 773-929-6130

His Stuff Food Drive

For every non-perishable food item you bring in to donate, you'll receive 10 percent off a non-sale item. You'll have those food pantries stocked in no time.
411: Now through Dec 3, His Stuff, 5314 N. Clark St, 773-989-9111; and 3162 N. Broadway, 773-281-6111

Haberdash Men's Sale

You've never been one to wait for sales, so for every $100 you spend, receive an automatic 25 percent off. It's like making the sale come to you.
411: Now through Dec 24, Haberdash Men's Shop, 1350 N. Clark (between Schiller and Evergreen), 312-440-1300

Chocolate, Churros and Champagne at Rebar

Chocolate, Churros and Champagne at Rebar

You don't see churro carts on Michigan Ave anymore, so Trump's lounge will have to make do for a post-shopping snack. Their housemade churros (with chocolate-and-cognac dipping sauce) are paired with an unusual red sparkler, because we sense you want something bubblier than hot chocolate.

$25 with pairing, menu launches Nov 29, Rebar at Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash (at the River), 2nd floor, 312-588-8030

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