Things to do for October 23, 2014

The Weekender

The Weekend Has Been Captured for Your Amusement

Is the weekend your clown? Does the weekend amuse you?

Thursday
These Boots Were Made for Buying
BOOT FIRST, APOLOGIZE LATER

These Boots Were Made for Buying

It’s officially fall. The evidence is everywhere. Leaves. The wafting aroma of pumpkin everything. Your sudden interest in sturdy footwear. Hence, you’ll probably want to check out this Red Wing Heritage trunk show. They’re the best boots out of Minnesota not currently occupied by Prince.

An Unnecessary Amount of Oysters
SHELL CURVE

An Unnecessary Amount of Oysters

Tonight, you’ll partake in a celebration of the mighty bivalve at Bow & Stern. Begin with sparkling wine and a dozen raw oysters before sitting down to four courses involving things like oysters Rockefeller, popcorn-fried oysters and... key lime pie. Sorry, that last one’s oyster-free.

Beer and Sharp Objects. Should Be Fine.
CARVING ARTISTS

Beer and Sharp Objects. Should Be Fine.

Ichabod Crane. Linus van Pelt. Billy Corgan. Some people just have a complicated relationship with pumpkins. You, on the other hand—give you a sharp knife, a few beers and a DJ to set the mood, and you’re set. This pumpkin-carving bash really gets you.

Friday
This Art Comes with a Great Story
ART TO FINISH

This Art Comes with a Great Story

Art is a personal thing. One man’s trash is another man’s... painting done by a Chicago homeless woman whose work is now shown in museums around the world. This event—featuring quirky outsider and folk art—is a great place to stock up. This has been fun. Thanks.

Monday
When BellyQ Is Not BellyQ
HOW BAZAAR

When BellyQ Is Not BellyQ

BellyQ is a great place for Thai fried chicken and solid cocktails. Let us not disabuse you of that notion. But it’s also a great place for art, gifts and music. At least during this monthly bazaar called GăGé. Pronounce that five times fast.

Oct 27, 5-10pm, no cost, BellyQ, 1400 W Randolph St, 312-563-1010

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