Things to do for January 24, 2013

The Weekender

Your Weekend Is All Fondue, Whiskey and Sailboats

The weekend is making hot chocolate. Bring the marshmallows.

Thursday
You’ll Like the Cut of Their Jibs
MAST APPEAL

You’ll Like the Cut of Their Jibs

With the first measurable snowfall in almost a year predicted for this weekend, we know you’re thinking about one thing: your next sailboat. And hence, this sailboat expo has boats, gear and a chance to compete in remote-control-sailboat races. No word on little captain’s hats.

Your Alpine Retreat in the Gold Coast
FONDUE DATE

Your Alpine Retreat in the Gold Coast

It’s cold. It’s snowy. That’s great if you’re in a French Alps ski lodge. Also great if you’re in a swanky Gold Coast bar throwing a sort-of bash with fondue, DJs, raffles and warm spiced French wine. Once again, no one après-skis like the French après-ski.

It’s Whiskey Week. Go Nuts.
BARRELS OF FUN

It’s Whiskey Week. Go Nuts.

This time of year, the days are short, but the week is long. One exception: Whiskey Week seems to fly by before you even knew it existed. (It does.) So saunter into cavernous speakeasy Untitled for two hours of whiskey celebration. By which we mean: gratis whiskey sampling.

Jan 24-25, 6:30-8:30pm, Untitled, 111 W Kinzie St, 312-880-1511

Saturday
Witty Dinner-Party Repartee Required...
SUPPER CLUBBING

Witty Dinner-Party Repartee Required...

The fabled last seating. Things happen. Good things. Chefs let loose. Wine pours get generous. DJs get funky. Expect all of the above at this monthly-supper-club launch. It starts with cocktails, proceeds to a four-course dinner, then magically winds up at Cuvee. But breakfast is up to you.

Just an All-Out Rager in Logan Square
LOFTY AMBITION

Just an All-Out Rager in Logan Square

Of course, a party doesn’t need to begin with anything as elaborate as a full-scale dinner. An hour of complimentary Revolution beer can do the trick. But here’s the important part. It must be followed by you helping to finish a giant paint-by-numbers mural. Then free-form dancing—your preferred medium.

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