Things to do for January 08, 2015
Drinking in 1930s Paris, Room 237 and Very Much Sausage
A severe weekend warning is in effect until further notice.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”