Things to do for January 13, 2016

The Weekender

At the Virgin Hotel: Burlesque. At Publican Quality Meats: Hot Doug’s.

You can’t stay mad at the weekend.

Wednesday
An Ode to Chess Records. Also, Gin.
CHESS WHO

An Ode to Chess Records. Also, Gin.

The top three things you have because of Chess Records: 1) The music of Etta James. 2) The music of Chuck Berry. 3) Tonight’s shindig at the Dawson, featuring gratis tastings of their new, gin-heavy Chess Cocktail and a DJ spinning rare blues records. Muddy Waters just missed the cut.

Thursday
Spare Ribs and Burritos. At Half Acre.
HALF TIME

Spare Ribs and Burritos. At Half Acre.

When Half Acre’s new kitchen opens tomorrow, you’ll have access to a chicken noodle burrito, oxtail French onion soup and spicy pork spare ribs that you can pair with butter bok choy. To be clear, this is the same Half Acre that brews all that beer you like.

Friday
One Night of Burlesque at the Virgin Hotel
VIRGIN MERRY

One Night of Burlesque at the Virgin Hotel

Hello, and welcome to What Doesn’t the Virgin Hotel Do? Today, we discover that the Virgin Hotel will host one of Chicago’s premier burlesque and vaudeville revues in their intimate, 25th-floor speakeasy space on Friday night. Tune in next week, when the Virgin Hotel nonchalantly does your taxes underwater.

Saturday
The Bad News: Winter. The Good News: Sale.
COLD NEWS

The Bad News: Winter. The Good News: Sale.

Looks like winter has finally decided to be all freezing and blustery and stuff. Good thing you’ve got...

1) Apartment Number 9’s herringbone flannel shirts, A.P.C. overshirts and wool jacquard jackets at a significantly lower price than usual.
2) Sizable discounts on Stone Island parkas and knit hats from Nøtre.
3) Scotch.

Monday
A Very Un-Hostile Hot Doug’s Takeover
HOT STREAK

A Very Un-Hostile Hot Doug’s Takeover

“I’m really looking forward to Monday.” That was you, upon learning that Hot Doug himself is taking over Publican Quality Meats for one afternoon only, with his classic duck-fat fries and six to eight of the glorious sausages that made him famous. The afternoon is Monday, if that wasn’t clear.

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