Things to do for November 11, 2015

The Weekender

Muhammad Ali, Jay Z’s DJ and a DIY Donut Bar

Find your weekend place.

Wednesday
Shinola. Drinks. Muhammad Ali. Yes.
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Shinola. Drinks. Muhammad Ali. Yes.

As part of Shinola’s Greatest of the Great Americans series, Chop Shop is hosting a screening of the documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Get there early for some drinks and stick around after for a Q&A with the directors. Remember, there are no stupid questions. There might be some stupid questions.

Jay Z’s Former DJ Is DJing Your Dinner
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Jay Z’s Former DJ Is DJing Your Dinner

It’d be pretty cool to listen to Jay Z’s former DJ do a set. But it’d be even cooler to listen to Jay Z’s former DJ do a set while you enjoy a family-style Louisiana seafood boil, beer and beignets at Lowcountry. Which is what you’re doing tonight. Surprise.

Thursday
Here’s a Fancy-Chicken-Nugget Place
GOLDEN NUGGET

Here’s a Fancy-Chicken-Nugget Place

You probably thought the chicken nugget was done. Finished. Kaput. Well, now there’s Arlen’s Chicken. It’s a new laid-back joint from the DMK guys, serving elevated takes on the oft-overlooked poultry comestible with tots and sriracha-honey sauce. A nugget may be down, but it’s never out.

Friday
You Just Hit the Pizza Lottery
PIZZA PIZZA

You Just Hit the Pizza Lottery

Two more destinations for your pizza map:

Zoom Pizza Factory: The fast-casual pizzeria just opened with a sauce bar and this cool stone conveyor oven thing.
Happy Camper: The Homeslice guys’ Old Town spot has old staples, plus new things like their pulled-pork-and-jalapeño pie.

Great map idea.

Sunday
A DIY Donut Bar and Trout BLTs
GO ’NUTS

A DIY Donut Bar and Trout BLTs

Sink|Swim: Come to my new seafood-driven brunch with smoked trout BLTs and fried oyster/smoked salmon benedicts.
La Stanza Ristorante: No, come to mine. I’ve got octopus hash, live jazz and a DIY Stan’s Donuts bar.
You: Now, now. There’s plenty of me to go around...

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