Things to do for January 09, 2014

The Weekender

Naked Girls, Bourbon and Roaring Fireplaces

The weekend is plowed, salted and open for business.

Thursday
A Dark Spirit Invades Drumbar
WHISKEY 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.

Thursdays starting Jan 9, 9pm-2am, Drumbar, 201 E Delaware Pl, 312-933-4805

Le Creperie Rises Again
HAPPY RETURNS

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.

Now open, Le Creperie, 2845 N Clark St, 773-528-9050

Friday
Chicago History on Your Walls
SHAY HELLO

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.

Through mid-February; opening party Jan 10, 5-8pm; Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W Superior St, 312-664-6622

Pretzels and Beer After Midnight
DEUTSCHLAND

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.

Fri-Sat, The Radler, 2375 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-276-0270

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