Things to do for February 19, 2009

The Weekender

The Weekender

The weekend is in high-def.

Thursday
Beer Flights at Dunlays
Beer

Beer Flights at Dunlays

Dunlays in Logan Square ratchets up its brew cred with a new menu of imports and microbrews. While it loses hipster points for no PBR, its beer-flight trios—five-ounce variations on a theme, from stouts to blondes to ales—more than make up for it.

Flights available now, Dunlays, 3137 W. Logan Blvd (near Kedzie), 773-227-2400

The Dollhouse at Le Passage
Ladies

The Dollhouse at Le Passage

Your favorite side-alley haunt decided it needed a bit more girl power, so it's turning its Thursdays nights into "The Dollhouse," a burlesque-inspired night hosted by scantily clad female servers, DJs, bartenders, go-go dancers and doorwomen. We like your odds.

Thursdays starting Feb 19, 10:30pm, 937 N. Rush St (at Walton), 312-255-0022, rsvp here

Friday
Chicago Restaurant Week
Prixe Fixe

Chicago Restaurant Week

When mapping your plan of attack for the smorgasbord of restaurants serving $32 three-course dinners during this week's citywide prix-fixe mania, it's best to start at the top (Pump Room, Café des Architectes) and then just stay there (Café Spiaggia, Japonais…).

Feb 20-27, view the complete list of restaurants here

Saturday
World's Toughest Rodeo
Buck

World's Toughest Rodeo

Your rodeo options are fairly limited in the city, but when they do arise, they're as tough and dusty as they come. This bronco-busting exhibition hauls three million pounds of dirt to the United Center—but it's really Whiplash, the dog-riding cowboy monkey, that demands your attendance.

$20-75, Feb 21, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St, 312-559-1212, tickets here

Midnight Marauders Porn Ride
Bikes

Midnight Marauders Porn Ride

The underground cycling brigade plans an early start—and late finish—for this month's mature-themed bicycling tour, hitting Pink Monkey Gentleman's Club for drinks, Wildflowers for lacy fashions and Batteries Not Included for "demos" of who knows what, before returning to a sultry warehouse party. Definitely wear your helmet.

9:30pm-5:30am, Feb 21-22, Flatiron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Ste 350, 773-885-0900

Sunday
10th Annual Wingfest
Wing It

10th Annual Wingfest

Consider Wingfest the Academy Awards of Chicago hot-wing purveyors, but be warned: if you wear a tux, you'll have a huge dry cleaning bill. The highlight is the Lord of the Wings eating contest, which, if you win, could very well lead to a Lifetime Achievement in Meat.

$24-50, 1-6pm, Feb 22, Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd, tickets here

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