Things to do for January 29, 2009

The Weekender

$1 Guinness, Brew Theater and Cognac

The weekend is shuffling...

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERK

1 New Perk

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Halo Lincoln Park Grand Opening
THURSDAY SUPER CUT

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.

$10 donation, 6-8pm, Jan 29, Halo, 654 W. Diversey Pkwy (between Clark and Orchard), 312-494-0800‎, RSVP here

"Beer" Premiere at Metropolitan Brewery
THURSDAY DRAMA

"Beer" Premiere at Metropolitan Brewery

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.

$20, 8pm, Jan 29, Metropolitan Brewery, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave (at Winona), 773-275-5255, tickets here

Friday
Best Pint in America at Chief O'Neill's
FRIDAY IRISH

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.

3pm-2am (live music 6-9pm), Jan 30, Chief O'Neill's, 3471 N. Elston Ave (at Albany), 773-583-3066

Saturday
$44 Obama Prix-Fixe Menu at Park 52
SATURDAY 44

$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.

Available daily, Park 52, 5201 S. Harper Ave (in Harper Court), 773-241-5200

Windy City Rollers Opener
SATURDAY WHEELS

Windy City Rollers Opener

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.

$20, 6pm, Jan 31, UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave (between Congress and Harrison), 312-413-5740, tickets here

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