Things to do for January 03, 2014

The Weekender

Free Pizza, Hot Chocolate and Snowshoes

The weekend fully recognizes and respects your dibs.

Friday
Strap On Your Best Snowshoes...
PLOWED

Strap On Your Best Snowshoes...

You’re not one to let a little snow keep you from your appointed rounds of weekend revelry. So you should know that anyone arriving at Old Town Social via snowshoe can ask for the off-menu special, a vanilla-vodka-spiked hot cocoa. Though it might be easier just to rent a plow.

Campari Macarons in Lincoln Park
FRANCOPHILIA

Campari Macarons in Lincoln Park

Vanille Patisserie’s newest (and biggest) location will come in handy when you’re looking for that perfect post–Lincoln Park Zoo date spot. It has hot chocolate, mini éclairs, and macarons in flavors like Pop Rocks and Campari-and-grapefruit. Plus, all the free heat you want.

A Surreal Dinner at iNG
HELLO, DALÍ

A Surreal Dinner at iNG

If you’ve ever looked at a Salvador Dalí painting and thought, “Those ooey-gooey clocks look delicious,” a) weird; b) good news. iNG is rolling out a menu where each dish recreates a Dalí work. Museums get so mad when you lick the paintings.

Sunday
Using Spare Change to Buy Beers
HIGH FIVE

Using Spare Change to Buy Beers

After the holidays, you may be a little tapped out. Beauty Bar understands. Their Nickel and Dimed night has gratis food from Pie-Eyed Pizzeria (while supplies last), plus 50-cent Schlitz on draft. Go ahead, buy the bar a round.

Jan 5, 7pm-2am, no cover, Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave, 312-226-8828

Monday
An Intensive Sake Studies Course
ROKA ROLL

An Intensive Sake Studies Course

Monday kicks off Sake Week at Roka Akor. Each day during lunch, a certified sake specialist from Tenzing Wine and Spirits will guide you through nine kinds of rice wine. Hey, you resolved to spend this year learning new things.

Jan 6-10, 11:30am-2:30pm, $20, Roka Akor, 456 N Clark St, 312-477-7652

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