Your Perks: 1) A custom, fully canvassed two-piece suit from a fine Italian tailor. 2) One of these vintage watches. Or two of these vintage watches. You’ve got enough wrists. 3) A monthly subscription to get world-class cigars delivered to your door. Smoke ’em ’cause you’ve got ’em.
Things to do for December 18, 2014
Die Hard, Karaoke and an Eggnog Bar. Weekend, Ahoy.
Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window: the weekend.
Show Up to a Holiday Party with These
Sugar Fixe has already conquered Oak Park with its multitude of French macarons. And as dessert-related fate would have it, they’re in Lincoln Park now, too. White chocolate peppermint, snickerdoodle and hot cocoa are among the flavors of the month. Something about this feels timely.
Mott Street Built You a Clubhouse
Never ones to let a good patio go to waste, your friends at Mott Street have just constructed a small, heated, shed-like structure for your weekend imbibing pleasure. And for your Tuesday evening karaoke-ing pleasure. It helps if you find those things pleasurable.
Brunch: Always Better with a Nog Bar
A downtown holiday brunch sounds like a pretty good weekend thing to do. Related: State and Lake is about to put an entire eggnog bar at your disposal. It’s outfitted with rum, whiskey, cognac, cinnamon, peppermint sticks and anything else a civilized human being needs.
There’s no reason why you might need another holiday market right now. No way you’re not done gift shopping. But... just in case. Here’s one at Thalia Hall with local artisans, craftsmen and vintage things. And if you bring an unwrapped toy, you get a gratis beer. Anything for the kids.
Best Holiday Movie Ever, Motherfu...
It’s a wonderful story of Christmas redemption, holiday songs and just way more explosions than It’s a Wonderful Life. So if Die Hard is on your list of movies that will finally get you in the spirit of the season, 1) we understand, and 2) it’s playing at the Music Box on Monday.