Things to do for December 11, 2014

The Weekender

Fried Chicken, Ice Skating and a Big Glacier Party

Of all the weekends, in all the towns, in all the world...

Thursday
More Beer. More Bumper Cars. Rejoice.
DUKE OF WHIRL

More Beer. More Bumper Cars. Rejoice.

Defining moments in WhirlyBall history: 1) Someone thinks, “You know what would be fun? Combining lacrosse with hockey with basketball with bumper cars.” And then invents that. 2) A new WhirlyBall opens in Bucktown with 12 bowling lanes and 32 beers on tap. 3) You... go there.

Now open, WhirlyBall, 1825 W Webster Ave, 773-486-7777

Friday
Fried Chicken on Ice
MIGHTY CLUCKS

Fried Chicken on Ice

Hey, big news on the figure skating/fried chicken front. There’s a figure skating/fried chicken front now. That’s because Parson’s is opening a date-friendly ice rink tomorrow on their outdoor patio. You’ve been training all year for this.

Gallery Aesthete, Now Up to 80% Free
COUNTING GALLERIES

Gallery Aesthete, Now Up to 80% Free

Q: What are you wearing to your New Year’s Eve party this year? A: Something you picked up for up to 80% off at Gallery Aesthete’s end-of-year warehouse sale. B: Wait, why is there a B...

Break-Dancers and a Big Glacier. Whoa.
ICE TRY

Break-Dancers and a Big Glacier. Whoa.

Redmoon’s Winter Pageant is happening again. And with it, a mix of aerialists, break-dancers and other Cirque du Soleil–like performances on top of a giant glacier. Apparently a normal-size one just wouldn’t do.

Saturday
Free Nog. Truffles. Maybe Some Steak.
HIGH ON THE NOG

Free Nog. Truffles. Maybe Some Steak.

The scene: a flurry of snow. Carolers on the street. You and a winter-clad date at Primehouse’s executive pastry chef Jove T. Hubbard’s holiday market. The conflict: chocolate bouchons, bourbon truffles or gratis eggnog. The resolution: all three. Not much of a conflict there.

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