Things to do for November 16, 2016

This Weekend, You Eat Sushi from a Conveyor Belt

You Also Buy a Billy Reid Peacoat and All Your Holiday Gifts

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
Chicago’s First Conveyor Belt Sushi Joint
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND

Chicago’s First Conveyor Belt Sushi Joint

Last month, the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years (you may remember). Now, Uptown’s Wabi Sabi Rotary has opened the city’s first conveyor belt sushi bar, featuring a panoply of classic rolls, plus made-to-order ramen. Not sure how or why we’re equivocating the two.

Sink|Swim, Then and Now
CHANGE OF CURRENT

Sink|Swim, Then and Now

Then: It was Scofflaw’s formidably hip seafood restaurant.
Now: It’s still that, only more casual.
Then: You enjoyed gin-cured salmon, caviar toast, etc.
Now: You enjoy crab mac-and-cheese and one helluva tuna melt.
Then: You drank prosecco-y things.
Now: You share a fishbowl of three-rum punch (pictured).

Emphasis on “share.”

Thursday
Hey, We Have a Podcast Festival Now
CAST AND CREW

Hey, We Have a Podcast Festival Now

Is a live podcast still a podcast? This and other questions will be answered during the premiere of the weekend-long Chicago Podcast Festival, hosting live comedy and storytelling podcasts from the likes of Bob Saget and 30 Rock-vet Scott Adist. No headphones required. We think.

Saturday
A Gift-Filled Pop-Up in the Gold Coast
WHOSE LINE IS IT, ANYWAY

A Gift-Filled Pop-Up in the Gold Coast

The Line, a meticulously curated home décor and fashion boutique, is hosting a pop-up at the Waldorf Astoria. Amongst the things you may find there: a book of Helmut Newton’s series for Playboy, French hand cream, a Japanese incense burner, a—hey, you realize we’re just listing great holiday gifts, right?

Sunday
Winter Can’t Come Soon Enough
A WINTER'S SALE

Winter Can’t Come Soon Enough

The silver lining of Chicago’s bitterly cold winter: endless excuses to wear the Italian cashmere peacoat, shearling-collar leather jacket, basketweave pullovers and other rakishly warm things you bought at up to 40% off from Billy Reid’s seasonal sale. The other silver lining: spring.

Ongoing, Seasonal Sale at Billy Reid, 845 W Randolph St, 312-614-1503, and online

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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