Things to do for March 19, 2009

The Weekender

Hot Peppers, Rock-Offs and Sexy Songsmiths

The weekend calls glass.

Thursday
Spice and Ice at Nacional 27
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Spice and Ice at Nacional 27

Nacional 27's master of mix Adam Seger shows you how to make two surefire crowd-pleasers/intoxicators, the Mango Ginger Habañero Daiquiri and the Pomegranate Ginger Mojito, as well as the tools to spice up any future cocktail. Give a man a fish…

$15, 5:30-6:30pm, Mar 19, 325 W. Huron St, 312-664-2727, tickets here

Friday
Horseshoe Casino's Rock Band Competition
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Horseshoe Casino's Rock Band Competition

The richest Rock Band competition in the history of rock kicks off tomorrow, and obviously, it's in Hammond, Indiana. Grab three friends, nail your rendition of "Cherub Rock" and you could be sitting pretty in Atlantic City with $10K, an X-Box and a set with the B-52s.

Free to enter, Fridays Mar 20-Apr 10, 9-11pm, Horseshoe Hammond, register here

Pimprov at Chemically Imbalanced
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Pimprov at Chemically Imbalanced

What's funny about velour tracksuits, bling, pimps, hos and an inordinate amount of purple? Everything… if you're watching Pimprov—pimps that do improv. This BYO comedy show will have you in stitches. Just be sure to pay the girl at the door, or it's your ass.

$15, 10:30pm, Mar 20, 1420 W. Irving Park Rd, 773-865-7731, tickets here

Saturday
Sazerac Month to Help NoLa
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Sazerac Month to Help NoLa

Put your talents at drinking classic cocktails to gloriously charitable use. All month, order a whiskey-soaked Sazerac at participating bars like Violet Hour, Sepia and the Drawing Room, and they'll donate 50 percent of your tab to rebuilding New Orleans.

Monday
Rachael Yamagata at Park West
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Rachael Yamagata at Park West

It's not often you get a sexy, sultry brunette serenading you (in key, anyway), but that's what you'll have Monday night when Chicago native Rachael Yamagata brings her smoky, raspy voice to Park West. Think of her as a much sexier, far less hairy Ray LaMontagne.

$16, 7:30pm, Mar 23, 322 W. Armitage Ave, 773-929-1322, buy tickets here

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