’Tis the season for Perks: 1) Sharp bicycles in limited-edition colors from California. 2) The sleek phone cases you need to conquer battery-life anxiety. 3) 25% off chocolates spiked with eggnog, scotch and rum. (Hey, anything to help you endure the holiday season.)
Things to do for December 06, 2013
Speedo Santas, Burlesque and German Beer
Let it weekend, let it weekend, let it weekend.
A German Beer Hall in Logan Square
This has been one great year for the craft beer movement. But 2014 may be all about the craft sausage and pretzel movement. Take this new Bavarian-style beer hall, for example. It’s got both. Plus long tables perfect for leading rousing oom-pah chants. Bring your own tuba, though.
Pork Rinds and Tacos in Edgewater
Maybe you’re trying to quell your more outrageous nights of cocktailing. This new place can help. It’s got everything. Ice cream sandwiches. Pork rinds. Pizzas. Pork belly tacos. Aged-cheddar-and-bacon sandwiches. It’s amazing how a crisis helps you focus on what’s important.
Admiral Theatre Does a Burlesque Show
Tonight, the Admiral Theatre debuts a new burlesque series with a tassel-twirling salute to B movies. You’ll see pastie-clad routines inspired by such films as Nuke ’Em High and Toxic Avenger. There’s also a moving tribute to the pageantry of Showgirls. But you probably saw that coming.
The Gold Standard of Bourbon Barbecue
This weekend’s mania for something that’s been aged in repurposed bourbon casks will be centered on... barbecue sauce. A mere 130 bottles of Lillie’s Q’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Carolina Gold Sauce are available on Saturday. If this isn’t a reason to be up by the crack of 11am, we don’t know what is.
Speedo. Shoes. White Beard. All Set.
This is a public service announcement: be on the lookout for a large group of Speedo-clad Santas in the Gold Coast on Saturday as part of a one-mile run for diabetes. They will be hopped up on three hours of beer and well drinks. They are to be considered extremely jolly.