Things to do for February 07, 2013

The Weekender

Kissing Booths, Crab Boils and Paczki Overload

So we drove on toward the weekend through the cooling twilight.

Thursday
One-Stop Valentine’s Day Shopping
HEARTY

One-Stop Valentine’s Day Shopping

This Trunk Club event takes the entire Valentine’s Day industrial complex—trinket sellers, florists, chocolatiers, jewelers, restaurants with a few remaining reservations—locks them all in a room and has them fight to the death. Or just has them sell you stuff. Though we like our idea more.

Feb 7, 6-9pm, Trunk Club, 325 W Ohio St, 866-406-2235

The Crab Boil You’ve Been Waiting For
CRABBY

The Crab Boil You’ve Been Waiting For

There’s going to be a lot of talk about jambalaya and crawdads in the next few days. But an old-fashioned New England crab boil—your choice of three pounds of Maryland blue crabs or Bering Sea Dungeness—is also available now. However, it’s strictly BYO beads.

Wed-Sun in February, $36, Fish Bar, 2956 N Sheffield Ave, 773-687-8177

Saturday
You vs. the Hardest Ciders in Town
LIKE THEM APPLES

You vs. the Hardest Ciders in Town

Apples are so versatile. Pies. Strudels. Pig roasts. Archery targets. But for a moment, just focus on their role in inebriation... you don’t do that enough. Then, sip your way through 60 kinds of hard cider from the world’s leading cider mills. You don’t do that enough, either.

The Paczki Day Insanity Begins Early
POLISH ’EM OFF

The Paczki Day Insanity Begins Early

Tuesday is Paczki Day. But Saturday is when the Super Bowl of paczki-eating contests occurs. Stuff enough in your mouth, and you and a partner could win $300. And if you don’t win, well, just think of all those wonderful paczkis you just stuffed in your mouth.

Sunday
Start Your Sunday with More Gin
DOSED

Start Your Sunday with More Gin

Chicago’s own Leatherbee gin will be on hand at the latest incarnation of Dose Market. Also in attendance: food from Reno and a photo booth that may or may not double as a kissing booth. Depends on how much of that gin you drink, we guess.

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