Things to do for January 23, 2009

The Weekender

Gastro Parties, Loft Sales and Cheap Swillin'

The weekend is honored to be nominated.

Friday
$45 Four Course Deal at MK
FRIDAY FIXE

$45 Four Course Deal at MK

Thumb your nose at the recession by striding confidently into this posh American bistro and pointing your downturn-immune finger at the menu, where you'll now find a four-course feast for less than some of the entrees.

Available nightly, MK, 868 N. Franklin St (between Locust and Chestnut), 312-482-9179

Saturday
Jake Online Sale
SATURDAY JAKE

Jake Online Sale

What started as a quiet online sale for the Nice Collective line has morphed into a full-throttle discount riot. Now through Sunday you'll get 25 percent off everything online with a promo code.

Beta Boutique Stacked Rack Sample Sale
SATURDAY STACKED

Beta Boutique Stacked Rack Sample Sale

If crowds are more your thing, this two-day sales event in a Wicker Park loft promises its usual melee, with markdowns between 40 to 90 percent on Hyden Yoo, Howe, Theory, et al. Meaning it might just be worth throwing an elbow for.

Jan 24-25, 1552 N. Milwaukee Ave (between North and Honore, 2nd floor), 773-276-0905

Sunday
Inauguration Sale at Todd's Wine
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE

Inauguration Sale at Todd's Wine

As a final, quirky salute to Obama's inauguration, all wines that have any part of the word "change" in their name are 20 percent off. Which means you'll save on Rothschild, Riesling, chardonnay and most of all, champagne. Yes, you...never mind.

Through Jan 25, Todd's Wine, 1616 N. Damen Ave (between North and Concord), 773-489-0373

Monday
Alchemy Monday at Spring
MONDAY SPRINGTIME

Alchemy Monday at Spring

Bucktown's bar scene just got more delicious. Spring is now open Mondays...kind of. It's launching a beat-heavy lounge party with Shawn McClain and Co. handling small plates (Crispy Pork Belly Buns), sushi and oysters, leaving you to deal with the Bangkok Manhattans.

Mondays, 6-11pm, Spring, 2039 W. North Ave (between Hoyne and Damen), 773-395-7100

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