Things to do for October 03, 2013

The Weekender

Pump Room, Beer Brunch and a Flaming Chicken

They can shut down the government, but they can never shut down the weekend.

Thursday
Hey, Let’s Get You Some Nice New Boots
FRYE THERE

Hey, Let’s Get You Some Nice New Boots

Here comes the fall. And you know what can’t be far behind: cold toes. So the timing is right for a Gold Coast shop featuring an iconic, 150-year-old, tough-as-nails brand of boots. But they also have things like loafers, in case your toes just want to look nice.

A Tapas Spot for You to Investigate
ANOTHER TWIST

A Tapas Spot for You to Investigate

More somber news out of Wrigleyville: Twist, that cool little tapas joint, closed. But the owner has opened a new place in Rogers Park. It’s got artsy walls and a bar with plenty of sangria, jalapeño gnocchi and bacon-wrapped dates. Everything but a World Series championship, basically.

Friday
This Guy Wants You to Man Up
AN OFFERMAN YOU CAN’T REFUSE

This Guy Wants You to Man Up

Nick Offerman. The man. The myth. The mustache. He’ll be at the Music Box tomorrow to read from his new book of humorous essays, Paddle Your Own Canoe. You’ll get a book, plus hear his insights on everything from grilling to wooing women. They’re surprisingly similar.

Pump Room Turns 75. Be There.
TOTALLY PUMPED

Pump Room Turns 75. Be There.

You know a legend when you see one. In this case, it’s the one with a flaming chicken on a sword. Yes, Pump Room will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on Friday, and they’re busting out original dishes like a flaming chicken. On a sword. Be careful with that one.

Saturday
A Beer Brunch to Start Your Saturday
ALE VERA

A Beer Brunch to Start Your Saturday

Vera is usually your go-to for wine and dinner. But Saturday, it’s all about brunch, beer and Brooklyn. You’ll get a Bloody Mary with a Brooklyn Lager beer-back, a bunch of food (including oysters with sriracha mignonette) and a Brooklyn Brewery beer. Showing up with Jay Z: optional.

Oct 5, 11am-2pm, $25, Vera, 1023 W Lake St, 312-243-9770

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