Things to do for February 05, 2009

The Weekender

Foie Gras, Free Pizza and Brrrrr

The weekend is all the compensation package you need.

Thursday
3 New Perks
PERKS

3 New Perks

This week Perks brings you an overflowing gift basket to help deal with this Valentine's Day business—lingerie, bedroom playthings and other unmentionable accoutrements. Approach with wild abandon.

15 Percent Off at Revolver
SALE-ING

15 Percent Off at Revolver

Scotch & Soda flannel, John Varvatos Converse sneakers and Joe's Jeans denim are some of what you'll find inside this well-stocked Belmont Avenue men's boutique. But since you'll also find a 15-percent discount on its website, you're good where you are.

Revolver Chicago, 2135 W. Belmont Ave (between Hoyne and Leavitt), 773-832-4866 

Friday
Chicago Restaurant Week's Finale
FEAST

Chicago Restaurant Week's Finale

Friday's the final night of bargain menus at a dozen or so independent restaurants, including the Frenchest of French boites. You fought to bring duck liver back, so we're glad that you're not letting a little recession stand between you and your foie.

Through Feb 6, graze the list of participating restaurants here

Saturday
Celebration of Shrinkage 2009
SHIVER

Celebration of Shrinkage 2009

After bundling up the entire month of January, you're now going around scarfless. Good for you—but why stop there. The Lakeview Polar Bear Club's annual plunge into the frosty waters of Lake Michigan is Saturday. Don't forget your thermal Speedo.

11:30am arrive, noon plunge, Feb 7, Oak Street Beach (Oak and Lake Shore), 312-307-9527, register here

Sunday
The Diamond Collection from Chocolatines
ROCK CANDY

The Diamond Collection from Chocolatines

This new gift box from the Schaumburg chocolatier—which launches its first brick-and-mortar store Sunday—offers gold-leafed chocolates studded with edible diamond-shaped sugar gems. See, even your bling is being more practical these days.

Store opens Feb 8, 1101 Tower Rd (at State), Schaumburg, 224-653-2700; collection available here

Monday
National Pizza Pie Day at Frasca
CRUST

National Pizza Pie Day at Frasca

Your favorite designer-pizza joint in Roscoe Village is saluting the incredibly underrated holiday that is National Pizza Pie Day with free pizza slices in the early evening—which serve as an appetizer to the half-priced pies and beer that follow.

Free slices 4:30-7pm, half-priced pies and beer 4:30-10pm, Feb 9, Frasca, 3358 N. Paulina St (at Lincoln and Roscoe), 773-248-5222

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