Things to do for January 08, 2015

The Weekender

Drinking in 1930s Paris, Room 237 and Very Much Sausage

A severe weekend warning is in effect until further notice.

Thursday
Just You, Stanley Kubrick and a Date
SHINE ON

Just You, Stanley Kubrick and a Date

INT. ART INSTITUTE – NIGHT: YOU and YOUR DATE are snugly seated in the resuscitative warmth of a crowded auditorium for a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s timelessly haunting masterpiece The Shining. Suddenly, YOUR DATE shrieks; YOU grab their hand. YOU (under your breath): “Great idea, me.”

Hemingway Probably Drank These, Too
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Hemingway Probably Drank These, Too

Nico Osteria’s new cocktail series kicks off this weekend with an homage to the wondrously seedy hotel bars of 1930s Paris. First, you’ll sample a variety of era-inspired cocktails like the Spa Water—a mélange of absinthe, mint and aloe vera. Then you’ll write a novel about it. Maybe.

Jan 8, 8pm, Reserve Bar at Nico Osteria, 1015 N Rush St, 312-994-7100

Hope You Like Goat Sandwiches
FEVER ’WICH

Hope You Like Goat Sandwiches

If your New Year’s resolution was to eat more braised-goat-meat sandwiches on house-baked white bread with sides of freshly fried potato chips at small new sandwich shops in Pilsen, well... yeah. Here.

Now open, Andorka’s, 2110 S Halsted St, 312-763-6916

Saturday
Much Beer. Much Sausage. You Approve.
KOOL AND THE BANG

Much Beer. Much Sausage. You Approve.

In case you missed it: Wicker Park’s beloved Midwestern tavern Bangers & Lace recently opened up a cozy suburban outpost in Evanston with over 30 fancy-pants beers on tap and a bunch of delicious encased meats. You can call them sausages in a pinch.

Sunday
Buddy Guy Is Playing at Buddy Guy’s
HEY, BUDDY

Buddy Guy Is Playing at Buddy Guy’s

Local blues hero Buddy Guy is taking the stage tonight (and a few other nights this month) at his eponymous club in the South Loop. Which means you can take a date there and listen to Buddy Guy and act all blues clubby. We’ll also accept “act normally.”

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