Things to do for February 12, 2009

The Weekender

Tableside Absinthe, Tang Mimosas and Cupids in Lingerie

The weekend, like Lincoln, is for scoring.

Thursday
Snuggie Pub Crawl 2009
Blanket

Snuggie Pub Crawl 2009

We can't tell you exactly when or where it's going to happen. All we know is that two gentlemen are currently collecting email addresses of people interested in joining them for an inaugural Chicago Snuggie Pub Crawl. It could be something.

Friday
Cocktail Kits at the Underground
Absinthe

Cocktail Kits at the Underground

Bottle service may be a bit flashy these days, so the Underground unveils a scaled-back alternative: roving tableside mixology. Among the list of hand-crafted cocktails is a classically prepared absinthe—complete with, naturally, girls in short shorts setting the drink on fire.

$15, begins Feb 13, The Underground, 56 W. Illinois St (near Dearborn), 312-644-7600

Saturday
Tax-Free Presidents' Day Weekend
Break

Tax-Free Presidents' Day Weekend

The stimulus package left your head swimming. Maybe Congress should have followed the simple example of Penguin, Diesel, Adidas, J.Crew, Mark Shale and other 900 North Michigan shops taking a tax holiday. It's what Lincoln would have done. Or at least Kevin Kline.

Feb 14-16, 900 N. Michigan Ave, 312- 915-3916, download your access pass here

Cupid's Ball at Mannequin
Lingerie

Cupid's Ball at Mannequin

Swing by the double-decker club's Feb 14 soiree, where you'll find its usual beats-and- boozing melange, plus a Playboy lingerie runway show at midnight—because V-Day isn't really over until the parade of gartered vixens appears.

No cover before midnight, Feb 14, 306 N. Halsted St, 312-850-0065, RSVP here

Sunday
HBTV Brunch
Brunch

HBTV Brunch

Food Network darlings the Hearty Boys are launching a Sunday-only brunch at their TV studio/cooking school that's fit for a celebrity, with Tang Mimosas, Spiked Ovaltine, Hungover Chef Salad and Bloody Mary flights. Let your publicist know you'll be taking your dinner at Betty Ford.

9am-2pm, Sundays starting Feb 15, HBTV, 3819 N. Broadway (at Grace), 773-244-9866

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