Things to do for December 12, 2013

The Weekender

New Sushi, Bad Santa and Brunch Pizza

Come sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for the weekend.

Thursday
New Sushi in the South Loop
EASTERN TERRITORIES

New Sushi in the South Loop

The people who brought you Hot Woks Cool Sushi have something new for your consideration. Specifically, hamachi rolls, garlic fried chicken and barbecue spare ribs all served in a setting stuffed with heirlooms from their home. It’s like eating at their home... but with a tab.

Friday
A Place to Get Naughty with Santa
BAD SANTAS

A Place to Get Naughty with Santa

Santa, Santa, Santa. Drunken. Foulmouthed. Beleaguered. Well, this version, anyway: a bad Santa is slinging $3 shots at this basement bar’s ugly-sweater party. Get your picture with him and be on the lookout for a sexy Mrs. Claus prowling around like some sort of Christmas cougar.

A Champagne-Fueled Christmas Party
BUBBLES

A Champagne-Fueled Christmas Party

As you know, an after-party is often better than the party itself. So when you escape your office shindig, you may want to come here. Start with a little gratis cocktailing and a little sushi, and then mingle with Santa before popping the corks. (Tip: Santa has really great VIP access.)

Dec 13, 9pm-2am (complimentary cocktails till 11pm), Parliament, 324 W Chicago Ave, 312-380-0004

Saturday
And Now, Brunch Pizza in Lincoln Park
EGGED ON

And Now, Brunch Pizza in Lincoln Park

New Lincoln Park wine bar Trellis enters the brunch game this weekend. Its playbook consists of oysters, chorizo and grits, and lobster-and-crab omelets. But maybe your strongest play: a fig-jam-and-bacon pizza with an optional egg on top. Ah, go ahead. Get the egg. It’s the holidays.

Sunday
Shopping While Drinking: Now a Thing
SUPER CRAFTY

Shopping While Drinking: Now a Thing

The theory: if Etsy were more like a brewery, you’d like it more. Your lab: a pop-up craft shop at Revolution. The experiment: try to resist buying handmade coffee mugs and jewelry after a few Fistmas Christmas ales. Prediction: holiday shopping just got more merry.

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