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Things to do for January 29, 2009
$1 Guinness, Brew Theater and Cognac
The weekend is shuffling...
Halo Lincoln Park Grand Opening
The guy-focused salon puts down the shears to launch its newest location with a pre-Super Bowl event benefitting Bears kicker Robbie Gould's charity. You'll find cocktails, appetizers and a voucher for your next Halo service. See, everyone wins.
Leave it to the Neo-Futurists to present what sounds like a besotted version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—the story of a boy who's locked in the confines of a magical brewery. Adding a sense of wonder, Ravenswood's Metropolitan Brewery makes its stage debut—as the stage.
Best Pint in America at Chief O'Neill's
The cheerful Irish alehouse revels in its recent crowning as the best pint puller this side of Dublin with a party featuring $1 Guinness and a portable tap that lets you hone your own beer-pouring skills. We suspect you'll want a lot of practice.
$44 Obama Prix-Fixe Menu at Park 52
This four-course menu's price salutes the President, known to order takeout here. It also honors the First Lady, who likes her beef, with Michelle's Grilled Skirt Steak. Finally, it toasts you, who likes your cognac, with a Commander-in-Chief cocktail.
The Chicago women's roller derby league launches another season with an action-packed, knee-padded double header. You can think of it as a warmup to the Super Bowl, but with less Springsteen and more elbows to the face.