Things to do for January 27, 2016

The Weekender

Swordplay, Burlesque and Reposado Old Fashioneds

The weekend surges ahead in the polls.

Wednesday
You’ll Eat Many Mexican Delights Here
ANOTHER NOCHE ON THE BELT

You’ll Eat Many Mexican Delights Here

Then: Cafe Con Leche’s dinner concept was called D’Noche. Now: It’s called De Noche Mexicana. Then: You came for all sorts of Latin American goodness. Now: You come specifically for Mexican things like spinach-and-goat-cheese-stuffed chicken, pozole and reposado Old Fashioneds. Then: Yum. Now: Different yum.

Thursday
It’s Official: We’ve Got a Mix-Off
MIX OF THE TRADE

It’s Official: We’ve Got a Mix-Off

What’s a winter mix-off, exactly? Well, it’s where you try one hot and one cold cocktail from some of the city’s best bartenders (Pub Royale, GreenRiver, the Dawson...), eat brick-oven pizza and then vote on who you think crafted the finest drinks. So that’s the answer to that.

Saturday
A Sample Sale at Stock Mfg. Co. Also, Beer.
STOCK AND LOAD

A Sample Sale at Stock Mfg. Co. Also, Beer.

A definitive breakdown of stuff going on this weekend at Stock Mfg. Co.:

Online: 20% to 50% off wintry things like waxed-cotton jackets and indigo joggers.
In-store this Saturday: A one-day-only sample sale with gratis beer and discounts of up to 90% off.

Rare yet significant win for “in-store.”

Sunday
Before You Valentine’s Day: This
MARKET RESEARCH

Before You Valentine’s Day: This

If you have a valentine, head to Randolph Street Market this weekend for a bunch of vintage clothing, gift-worthy ephemera, Bloody Marys and custom love poems typed out on old-timey typewriters. If you don’t have a valentine, just do all of the above with someone you like. Works every time.

Jan 30-31 (custom poems Sunday only), 10am-5pm, $8-$30, Randolph Street Market at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W Washington St, 312-666-1200

Tuesday
Burlesque. Cabaret. Swordplay. All Here.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Burlesque. Cabaret. Swordplay. All Here.

Starting Tuesday, the ’30s-era cocktail lounge known as the California Clipper will host a weekly variety revue. What to expect: a rotating cast of burlesque dancers, cabaret singers, contortionists and experts in the art of swordplay. What not to expect: amateurs in the art of swordplay. That would be dangerous.

Tuesdays starting Feb 2, 9:30pm (doors at 8pm), $10 at door, California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave, 773-384-2547

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