Things to do for December 02, 2015

The Weekender

Here’s a Brunch Where You Build a Gingerbread House

Penny for your weekend.

Wednesday
Eight Italian Beefs, at Your Service
BELLY OF THE BEEF

Eight Italian Beefs, at Your Service

Used to be, you’d simply go to a place with Italian beef and order Italian beef. But now there’s BeefBelly. It has garlic parmesan Italian beef, chipotle Italian beef, Carolina BBQ pork belly Italian beef and five other Italian beefs. Meaning you have to make choices and stuff now. Sorry.

Now open, BeefBelly, 4800 N Central Ave, 773-283-5545

Thursday
This Sing-Along’s Actually Fun
UN-SILENT NIGHT

This Sing-Along’s Actually Fun

Things a holiday sing-along normally involves: Ugly Christmas sweaters; too much eggnog; your uncle acting like he knows “Jingle Bells” on piano.
Things Tack Room’s holiday sing-along involves: None of that, plus festive libations from five of the city’s best barkeeps and an actual pianist.

What is it with uncles...

Friday
A Very Fine Tea Party Indeed
CROSS YOUR TEAS

A Very Fine Tea Party Indeed

Your mother’s in town for the holidays. Great. Also, ugh. Here’s an idea: take her to Brindille. Fridays and Saturdays this month, the fancy Parisian restaurant is offering afternoon tea service featuring a special menu of scones, sandwiches, teas and crumpets. Phew. That was hypothetically close.

Saturday
A Custom Haiku Station. Plus, Gifts.
HAI, YOU

A Custom Haiku Station. Plus, Gifts.

Jayson Home is setting up shop at Soho House this Saturday, where they’ll deliver you their best vintage furnishings and design-forward gifts, as well as custom haikus on old typewriters. This will prove useful should you still require a few stocking stuffers. Or if you just really want a haiku.

Sunday
Eat Brunch. Build a Gingerbread House.
GINGERBREAD, MAN

Eat Brunch. Build a Gingerbread House.

Here’s how Gingerbrunch works: the Freestyle Food + Drink folks will give you and your date the necessary gingerbread house supplies, plus a mimosa flight for two. Then, you’ll drink, be merry and build your dream cookie home. Supposedly Frank Lloyd Wright got his start doing absolutely nothing like this.

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