Things to do for November 01, 2012

The Weekender

Art Parties, Midnight Dancers and Day of the Dead

The weekend never claimed to be a saint.

Thursday
30% Off Your Thanksgiving Turkey
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30% Off Your Thanksgiving Turkey

This year, you’re getting the most prized breed of turkeys—a USDA Grade A, all-natural beauty from Robinson’s—delivered, for 30% off. And since you’ll need something to carve it with, we’re getting you up to 64% off the sharpest knives on earth. And, not Thanksgiving-y, but still: some handsome, exclusive vintage furniture.

Friday
Sugar Skulls and Painted Faces
DEADHEADING

Sugar Skulls and Painted Faces

Altars will be erected to you one day. Probably. To get a sense of what it might feel like, head to this Day of the Dead party. They’ll have accoutrements like sugar skulls, flowered altars and an artist painting faces. Though honestly, you’d settle for a margarita.

UFO Weirdness with Art and Cocktails
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UFO Weirdness with Art and Cocktails

Yesterday, Sam Zell and his wife donated $10 million to the MCA. Tomorrow, the MCA is blowing every single penny of it on this party. Okay, that’s a total lie. But there will be a UFO theme, a photo booth, cocktails and a DJ. And that’s pretty great, too.

Saturday
Required: Your Unerring Taste in Chili
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Required: Your Unerring Taste in Chili

You have an uncanny ability to select good chili. So sample the entries of 25 participants making magic with a few beans, some secret spices and ground beef, then vote for the best. It’s probably the most important vote you’ll make this month.

Sunday
A French Chef, Imported Just for You
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A French Chef, Imported Just for You

Once a month, Paris Club will now bring in an acclaimed chef from France to cook for you at a special dinner-and-cocktail soiree. Armand Arnal from Michelin-starred La Chassagnette in Arles starts things off this Sunday. Never again worry your French restaurants aren’t quite French enough.

Andersonville’s Red-Light District
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Andersonville’s Red-Light District

It’s been one long, crazy, scantily clad week. Let’s try to keep the momentum going. This Amsterdam-inspired monthly party features a midnight burlesque show, plus a few specialty cocktails like the Leather & Lace with gin and brown sugar. We hear it’s what the Dutch give trick-or-treaters.

Nov 4, 10:30pm-2am, Vincent, 1475 W Balmoral Ave, 773-334-7168

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