Things to do for January 03, 2013

The Weekender

Sketch Comedy, Banjos and All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken

The weekend doesn’t care about your resolutions.

Thursday
A New Year Calls for New Shirts
POP OVER

A New Year Calls for New Shirts

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Now, however, that little Oak Street version of menswear shop Apartment Number 9 draws to a close. Everything, as they say, must go. To that end: a major sale on all items, from pants and shirts to vintage furniture. Your current vintage furniture: so 2012.

Comedy as an Endurance Sport
SUPER SKETCHY

Comedy as an Endurance Sport

If your resolution for 2013 was to laugh more, you should be in pretty good shape. This 11-day sketch-comedy-a-thon ties down its stakes in Lakeview with 130 comedy troupes from across the country. Now, if you’ve resolved to laugh less, consider this a real torture test.

Friday
Now Open: Table, Donkey and Stick
THE SWISS COLONY

Now Open: Table, Donkey and Stick

The former Bonsoiree has been reincarnated into a cabin in the Alps. That means your cold winter nights now feature more veal sauerbraten and Austrian wine. After midnight, you’ll also find it to be a sanctuary of warm pretzels and beer. Stay until the first thaw.

Art, Vodka and Dueling Banjos
ART CROWD

Art, Vodka and Dueling Banjos

There was the Rumble in the Jungle. The Thrilla in Manila. And now: the Melee in the Gallery, where you’ll be treated to local artists dueling in various art performances (yes, banjos will be involved). Vodka and a DJ will also be on hand. This is what you’ve been training for.

Tuesday
A Swanky Endless-Fried-Chicken Feast
FINGER LICKIN’

A Swanky Endless-Fried-Chicken Feast

Allium, the acclaimed restaurant in the Four Seasons, is hosting a three-course dinner with all-you-can-eat entrées each weeknight this month. Tuesdays happen to be fried-chicken night—just in case you’re on that trendy all-the-fried-chicken-and-biscuits-you-can-eat diet.

Weekdays through Jan 31, $38, Allium, 120 E Delaware Pl, 312-799-4900

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