Things to do for September 25, 2014

The Weekender

Bears vs. Packers + You vs. Weekend

Has anyone seen the weekend’s hippo?

Thursday
30% Off the Perfect Fall Bag
HI-FY

30% Off the Perfect Fall Bag

Age-old problem: a fortune-teller tells you you’re going on a long trip, but doesn’t tell you how to pack. Well, we had a premonition of you with some Horween-leather laptop cases and shoulder bags with military-grade straps—which just happen to be 30% off at Ravenswood-based satchel-maker Defy. Spooky.

Where to Watch Models Tonight
THE RUN UP

Where to Watch Models Tonight

Everyone’s talking about Bowie’s fashion. Got us thinking. You like fashion, too. And, similar to Bowie, you like models. You also like rooftop cocktail parties at which to indulge in these sundry passions. So at this runway fashion show/soiree at Roof, you’re basically Ziggy Stardust.

Sep 25, 7pm, no cover, Roof on theWit, 201 N State St, 27th Fl, 312-239-9502

Friday
That Giant Slurping Sound You Hear...
ONE SHELL OF A PARTY

That Giant Slurping Sound You Hear...

... it’s coming from the annual Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party. They’ll have cold beer, barbecue, oyster po’boys, fried-chicken biscuits with oyster gravy and up-and-comer Brett Dennen performing. Consider it all garnish.

Sunday
Play 1: The Ol’ Tailgate Maneuver
BEARS VS. PACKERS PLAYBOOK, PAGE 1

Play 1: The Ol’ Tailgate Maneuver

You’re going to the game. You want to tailgate because that’s fun. But doing the actual cooking... that’s not fun. So call Barn & Company, tell them how many fans you’re feeding, they’ll load you up with ribs, brisket, sauces, rolls and pulled pork, and then go long... or just tell them where to deliver it.

Available now with 48 hours’ notice, prices vary, Barn & Company, 950 W Wrightwood Ave, 773-832-4000

Play 2: Eat Many, Many Tacos
BEARS VS. PACKERS PLAYBOOK, PAGE 2

Play 2: Eat Many, Many Tacos

You’re not going to the game. But you want to watch because... well, you tend to do that. So you also do this: gather your buddies, go to Taco Joint River North and huddle around endless tacos, margaritas and Mexican beer for the duration of the game. MVP is yours.

Available Bears game days during games starting Sep 28, $32/person, Taco Joint River North, 158 W Ontario St, 312-337-8226

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