Things to do for January 16, 2015

The Weekender

For Drinking: Free Champagne. For Eating: Lobster Maki. For S’moring: An Ice Bar.

The Theory of Weekend.

Friday
Chicago’s Only Rooftop Ice Bar Is Here
THE ICE BAR COMETH

Chicago’s Only Rooftop Ice Bar Is Here

The pros of wintering in Chicago: Vertigo Sky Lounge—the city’s only outdoor rooftop ice bar on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel—is kicking off its fifth season with white chocolate martinis, s’mores and a crystallized fire pit. The cons: [REDACTED].

Two New Breweries to Drink Beer In
BEER HERE

Two New Breweries to Drink Beer In

In the South Loop: Motor Row Brewing’s lager-focused tasting room opened yesterday inside a historic former automobile showroom. Three cheers for upgrades.
In River North: Gino’s Brewing Company is now pouring a variety of homebrewed beer for you to pair with various menu items at Gino’s East. Namely, pizza.

This Here? It’s Your New Sushi Lounge.
ROLL CALL

This Here? It’s Your New Sushi Lounge.

Miku Sushi Lounge, the love child of two Tank Sushi vets, opens tonight in Lincoln Square. Which means you’re about to become privy to new small-plate options like foie gras with truffle soy, plus all your old Tank favorites like the lobster-and-fried-banana maki. Hey, the more things change...

Saturday
Champagne That You Don’t Pay For
BUBBLE MAKER

Champagne That You Don’t Pay For

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of DMK Restaurants, the Michelin Bib Gourmand–approved people over at Ada St. are pouring you a gratis glass of Chateau Moncontour just for walking through the door. If the only thing you got from that was “gratis glass of Chateau Moncontour,” you’re doing it right.

Jan 17, 5:30pm-midnight, Ada St., 1664 N Ada St, 773-697-7069

Monday
The CSO Just Got a Lot More Radiohead-y
SCORE

The CSO Just Got a Lot More Radiohead-y

On Monday night, you and a date are heading to the Harris Theater to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform the score from Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic There Will Be Blood. Composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, it’s both hauntingly vivid and hastily foreboding. We never said it would be a romantic date.

Jan 19, 7-9pm, $26, Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph St, 312-294-3000, tickets here

Elsewhere on the Daddy

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