Things to do for October 10, 2013

The Weekender

The Bears, the Marathon and Arcade Games

Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds weekend. Boy and weekend live happily ever after.

Thursday
Bears. Giants. Brats. This Place.
BEARLY THERE

Bears. Giants. Brats. This Place.

Okay, no more messing around. Bears vs. Giants. Tonight. You need to get in the proper headspace. Four brats, each paired with a different beer from Revolution Brewing, should do the trick. Though, ironically, after four beers... there may be some messing around.

Oct 10, 6-8pm, $25, Public House, 400 N State St, 312-265-1240

A New Hat. For You. It’s Time.
TOP NOTCH

A New Hat. For You. It’s Time.

You’ve been tinkering with the idea of getting a fedora for a while now. Today could be the big day. Because Goorin is having a sample sale. All fedoras are $20, baseball caps are $10, and flat caps are $15. So it’s also a great day if you’ve always wanted to be a newsie.

Friday
Your Place Could Use a Mortal Kombat II
QUARTERMASTER

Your Place Could Use a Mortal Kombat II

Last year, HQ Beercade altered the universe by combining retro arcade games with beer. Okay, they altered one bar. But they want to do the same to your place. Win tomorrow night’s drawing, and you could take home one of their full-size games. Better hope they deliver.

Saturday
You vs. 100 Pounds of Shrimp
ON THE BOIL

You vs. 100 Pounds of Shrimp

World record for most shrimp eaten in three minutes: 9.6 ounces
Amount of shrimp being cooked at Schoolyard Tavern’s shrimp boil: 100 pounds
World record for most shrimp eaten on an October afternoon in Chicago: not sure, but we like your chances (just go easy on the potatoes and $3 cider)

Sunday
26.2 Miles. Yes, You’ve Earned a Steak.
STEAK BREAK

26.2 Miles. Yes, You’ve Earned a Steak.

You finish a marathon—you deserve a big fat juicy steak. Your friend finishes a marathon—same deal. So Benny’s Chop House is taking 26.2% off the entire table’s food bill on Sunday when you flash a Chicago Marathon finisher’s medal. If you need to hydrate, we suggest a martini.

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