Things to do for November 23, 2012

The Weekender

New Coats, Half-Price Brunch and Cosby Sweaters

Zero shopping days until the weekend.

Friday
If Those Door-Busters Had Brunch
PAINT IT BLACK

If Those Door-Busters Had Brunch

This whole Black Friday door-buster thing: brutal. This whole Black Friday brunch thing: beautiful. In fact, Old Town Social has half-price entrées, DJs and a chance to win a Bloomingdale’s gift card. Plus, it started at 10:30am. Consider the doors pre-busted.

Where a Bloody Mary Is a Full Meal
BLOODY FRIDAY

Where a Bloody Mary Is a Full Meal

You’re downtown. You’re buying things. You’re eating things. You’re drinking things. Time for some synergy. This Bloody Mary bar comes with a superlative, meal-worthy meat-and-cheese selection. Also: you can keep the souvenir Pilsner glass. It says Argent. Perfect to give to any Argent on your list.

Nov 23-24, 10:30am-3pm, Argent, 660 N State St, 312-202-6050

Hey, That Old Coat’s Worth Money
TRADE UP

Hey, That Old Coat’s Worth Money

You have an old coat. You need a new coat. It’s a pretty straightforward situation. But, ah, the wrinkle: you’d also like to look even more like Steve McQueen. So drop off a coat at the new Barbour store, and they’ll give you $50 toward something suitably Bullitt-esque.

Through Dec 31, Barbour, 2042 N Halsted St, 773-360-7709

Saturday
If Charles Dickens Were a Beer Snob
BEERY CHRISTMAS

If Charles Dickens Were a Beer Snob

You’ve seen every rendition of A Christmas Carol imaginable. It’s just that no one has ever set the story at a brewery before. Or performed it inside an actual brewpub. Or thought you’d be drinking beer while watching it. Okay, we sort of had an inkling about that.

Thanksgiving with the Huxtables
JAMMIN’ ON THE ONE

Thanksgiving with the Huxtables

Take one bad-Christmas-sweater soiree. Add music from the ’90s. Stir in some Bill Cosby. The result: one strangely appropriate holiday dance party. Naturally, there will be some Jell-O shots on hand. That’s the way Theo Huxtable would do it.

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