Things to do for March 05, 2009

The Weekender

Bathroom Karaoke, Spring Fashion and New Sushi

The weekend is out riding fences.

Thursday
$3 Champagne at Crimson Lounge
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$3 Champagne at Crimson Lounge

The after-work nosh at the elegant Hotel Sax lounge may be half-off, but what's truffle popcorn without a little bubbly to go with it? (Or a trio of pulled pork sliders for that matter?) Thankfully, beer, wine and champagne are now just three bucks.

4pm-2am, Thursdays, 333 N. Dearborn (at the River), 312-923-2473

Spring Start Sale at Jake
Sale-ing

Spring Start Sale at Jake

You're looking for any sign of spring right about now, so here's one for you: all men's clothing is 25 percent off this weekend, including new short-sleeve shirts from Band of Outsiders and sandals from Nice Collective. You can hear the birds chirping already.

Now through March 8, 939 N. Rush St (near Oak), 312-664-5553

Friday
Happy Hour at More Cupcakes
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Happy Hour at More Cupcakes

The Gold Coast pastry mavens are handing out gratis mini cupcakes after work on Friday, with alcohol-teasing flavors like the Cuba Libre. You'll also be the first to inspect their latest masterstroke, the Foie Gras Cupcake, a sour-cherry-filled chiffon cake iced with rich foie gras mousse.

Free samples Fridays, 5-7-pm, 1 E. Delaware Pl (near State), 312-951-0001

The Party at Griffin Lounge
Big Top

The Party at Griffin Lounge

The launch of this ever-changing weekly theme party begins with a circus motif—cotton candy, balloons, a pony photo booth, karaoke in the bathroom line… Think of it as the party you wanted when you were 8 years old, only with better vodka.

9pm-2pm, Mar 6, 326 W. Chicago Ave (E. of Orleans), 312-475-0724, rsvp here

Saturday
Shikago Reopens for Dinner
Sizzle

Shikago Reopens for Dinner

This posh Financial District spot, which took a dinner timeout in December, reopens with a streamlined menu of Asian classics like pho, sushi, ramen…plus the Asian answer to fajitas, Sizzle Plates.

Open now, 4-8pm, 190 S. LaSalle St (entrance on Adams), 312-781-7300

Claychella at Debonair Social Club
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Claychella at Debonair Social Club

This all-day/all-night DJ marathon brings together the best names in Chicago clubs (Matt Roan, Flosstradamus) for one big scratch-a-palooza. You'll also be treated to a "White Trash Brunch" of two-for-one pizza slices and $2 PBR—because they're keeping it classy.

2pm-3am, no cover before 11pm, Mar 7, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave, 773-227-7990, rsvp here

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