Things to do for January 08, 2009

The Weekender

Hot Toddies and 10-Cent Schlitz

The weekend is utterly without regret.

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERK

1 New Perk

This week Perks brings you 15 percent off sold-out NFL playoff tickets, including seats to the granddaddy of them all, if you're up for a Super trip to Tampa.

Half-Price Wine and Prix-Fixe at Blue 13
THURSDAY FIXED

Half-Price Wine and Prix-Fixe at Blue 13

River North's finest tattoo parlor-inspired boite is offering dual specials. A $35 three-course gives you the run of nearly the entire menu (and an excuse to see what Steak and Eggs on Acid is all about), while half-priced wine bottles let you double your toasting output.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, Blue 13, 416 W. Ontario St (between Orleans and Kingsbury), 312-787-1400

Friday
XOXO at Crocodile
FRIDAY DANCE

XOXO at Crocodile

This new Wicker Park bar—already famous for giving out free pizza when you invest $5 on beer—now has a way for you to burn those extra calories: the new Friday night dance party featuring local bands, DJs and all your patented freestyle moves.

No cover, 10pm-2am, Fridays, Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave (between North and Honore), 773-252-0880

Saturday
No Pants Subway Rides
SATURDAY LEGS

No Pants Subway Rides

This participatory prank—with riders of public conveyances in cities around the globe taking part—encourages folks to nonchalantly ride the Red Line sans trousers. So you don't have to keep those boxers you got for the holidays a secret any longer.

Noon-3pm, Jan 10, meet at noon at the Granville Red Line Stop (between Broadway and Winthrop)

Hot Toddies at the Violet Hour
SATURDAY HAUTE TODDY

Hot Toddies at the Violet Hour

You can never be too careful during cold and flu season, so we advise you to start imbibing Violet Hour's remarkable Hot Toddies now (Maison Surrenne cognac, lemon, house-made ginger syrup, Lagavulin scotch). An ounce of prevention...

$12, now at the Violet Hour, 1520 N. Damen Ave (between Pierce and Le Moyne), 773-252-1500

Monday
10-Cent Beers at L. Woods
MONDAY BIG TEN

10-Cent Beers at L. Woods

Relive the good old days when all you had to worry about was Y2K causing a global apocalypse. L. Woods is throwing a one-day, 10th-anniversary blowout with $10 entrees, $1.10 desserts and 10-cent Schlitz, helping you party like it's 1999. Or in the case of the beer, 1899.

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