Things to do for October 11, 2012

The Weekender

A Weekend of Unicorn Killers and Joysticks

Let us smell your breath. Yep, just as we thought. Pure, unadulterated weekend.

Thursday
Introducing a Video Game Beer Bar
JOYSTICKS

Introducing a Video Game Beer Bar

The 1980s arcade: too much Galaxian, not enough Galaga. Too much Jr. Pac-Man. Not enough Donkey Kong Jr. Also, no beer. This retro arcade/beer hall rectifies the latter with dozens of beers and crazy Malört cocktails. If that doesn’t get you to high score, nothing will.

Where the Wild Things Just Happen to Be
MASQUERADE

Where the Wild Things Just Happen to Be

This little get-together starts with someone handing you a cocktail, then complimentary Latin-flaired appetizers. Then, women in head-to-toe body paint come out and hang over the balconies. You call it Thursday night. They call it a Halloween-costume fashion show. To each their own.

Friday
That Giant Shucking Sound...
BRINE TIME

That Giant Shucking Sound...

It’s that time again. The time when Hubbard Street turns into the closest thing Chicago has to a Massachusetts oyster farm (but none of those funny accents). Duck into the tent, listen to live rock bands, drink a beer and just simply slurp like you’ll never slurp again.

Saturday
An Italian Dinner. Via San Francisco.
ROMAN HOLIDAY

An Italian Dinner. Via San Francisco.

There’s a little Italian joint called SPQR. Nice. Modern. Big-time food awards, etc. Oh, and it’s in San Francisco. To fix that: a limited-reservation feast at Sepia featuring Sepia and SPQR chefs cooking you dinner. Apparently, Sepia doesn’t trust anyone else with your scallops.

Oct 13, 6pm, $125, Sepia, 123 N Jefferson St, reserve at 312-441-1920

Sunday
Shopping: Better with Free Pumpkin Ale
GEAR UP

Shopping: Better with Free Pumpkin Ale

This edition of Dose Market has you covered for winter with warm hats, scarves, sweaters from Inland Clothing and jeans from Detroit Denim. Plus: pocketknives (always handy). And: gratis pumpkin beer from Greenbush Brewing in Michigan. It’s called Unicorn Killer... which can also be pretty handy.

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