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Things to do for January 09, 2014
Naked Girls, Bourbon and Roaring Fireplaces
The weekend is plowed, salted and open for business.
A Dark Spirit Invades Drumbar
Some bourbon in front of a roaring fire sounds nice right now. Drumbar’s Bourbon & Beats party has both. Also: a DJ creating a sultry vibe, penthouse views and cocktails like the Atlanta Belle—basically, a grasshopper made with bourbon. Sometimes a roaring fire needs a boost.
Le Creperie Rises Again
After four decades, Lakeview’s Le Creperie closed last year. C’est la vie. Then, last month, it quietly reopened. C’est la vie again. It’s been polished up with some new French-themed decor, but its lineup of crepes remains largely intact. You don’t mess with a good ratatouille recipe.
Chicago History on Your Walls
You’re in the market for some art that says “Chicago”... just not literally. So there’s this new Art Shay show. His intrepid camera has captured the city’s highs and lows for decades—from Hugh Hefner surrounded by Playmates to Nelson Algren surrounded by... let’s just say people who were not Playmates.
If you’ve been meaning to read Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, great news—you don’t have to. This troupe of burlesquers will read them to you. Be advised, however: they’ll be nude when they do. We hope you’re cool with that.
Pretzels and Beer After Midnight
The kitchen closes at midnight at the Radler beer hall, but for you... there’s always a little something. Namely, a late-night menu with pretzels and blackberry jam, charcuterie plates and duck-fat brussels sprouts. And if you just want a beer, they won’t steer you wrong. They’re German.