Bring your magnifying glass—but leave the dog at home—for this neo-Vaudevillian act, which garnered raves in NY before heading west. As you watch the ringmaster coax his tiny acrobats into leaping through fire and shooting from cannons, you may be left scratching your head...but hopefully nowhere else.
Things to do for February 26, 2009
Lebowski, McQueen, Ponies and Fleas
The weekend is back.
This annual celebration is appropriately low-key—the movie screens at 8:30pm, with vodka and beer specials plus a $6 Dude Sandwich (not what you're thinking). They've also thrown some Wii Bowling into the mix—nice, since your avatar does occasionally get mistaken for Jeff Bridges.
The OTB sports bar bankrolls you 600 imaginary bucks to chase the ponies at their new weekly handicapping contest. If your horses out-gallop everyone else, you'll collect the real thing in the form of betting vouchers. Then let it ride on Haymaker in the fourth.
Whether last night's Top Chef finale left you angry, elated or just hungry, pack your best spoon and get ready to slurp as Chicago's culinary elite go broth to broth for charity. A media panel (including UrbanDaddy) renders its opinion, but the final verdict rests with you.
You've got your own style, but a bit more Steve McQueen wouldn't hurt. Study the master of cool during Delilah's weekly Sunday night tribute, debuting with a screening of Papillon. It's a little gritty, so avail yourself to $2 bourbons if you need a bracer.