Things to do for February 14, 2013

The Weekender

Mexican Wrestling, Abe Lincoln and Big Star Tacos

The weekend choo-choo-chooses you.

Thursday
A Giant Hookup Scene at English
A SINGLE PLAN

A Giant Hookup Scene at English

This anti–Valentine’s Day, singles-only bash sets you up with a drink and lets you canoodle with tasty appetizers—and also with people you find attractive. When you’re ready, it also allows you to take a giant swing at a heart-shaped piñata. You’re hardly the stay-at-home-and-hit-a-piñata type.

Feb 14, 6-10pm, $20 at door, English, 444 N LaSalle Dr, 2nd Fl, 312-222-6200

A Pizza-Sized Paczki Yearns for You
POLISHED UP

A Pizza-Sized Paczki Yearns for You

Tuesday was Paczki Day. You totally spaced. You have your excuses. Work, family, adrift on a cruise ship. Yet, a giant paczki-pizza hybrid still awaits. It’s really more pizza than donut, but it’s stuffed with fillings like blueberry, apple and sweet cheese. Consider it another Paczki Day miracle.

Friday
Spiff Up Your Digs, Eat a Taco
HOW BAZAAR

Spiff Up Your Digs, Eat a Taco

You’ve been meaning to get some new furnishings for your apartment. You’ve also been meaning to go to Big Star and eat a taco. Well, this Vintage Bazaar preview party has handsome mid-century stuff, Big Star tacos and Scofflaw cocktails. We’re sure that was on your to-do list.

Saturday
Shopping for Pants with Abe Lincoln
THINKIN’ LINCOLN

Shopping for Pants with Abe Lincoln

This Presidents’ Day pop-up event has made-to-measure attire from Proper Suit, slacks from Bonobos, handmade Heritage bikes and free, grown-in-Illinois champagne. Also on hand: someone claiming to be Abe Lincoln. But his stovepipe hat was a dead giveaway.

Sunday
A Mexican Wrestling Throwdown
LUCHA LIBRE

A Mexican Wrestling Throwdown

Olympic wrestling: out. Mexican wrestling: in. As proof, look no further than the Congress Theater on Sunday, when 17 masked grapplers—who happen to be the top names on the lucha libre circuit—roll around for your amusement. Actually, not that different from your Valentine’s Day party.

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