Things to do for January 11, 2017

And Then You Became a Grilled Cheese Judge

Don’t Forget the Bowie-Themed Cabaret Show, Either

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
The Caviar Party Starts Now
FROM PERKS

The Caviar Party Starts Now

The Super Bowl is almost here, and with it: the chance to achieve total snacking domination. And while there are plenty of great utility players on your radar (nachos always wear their game face), this might be the year to bring in a ringer. Like a lot of caviar. Which, incidentally, also works well on nachos. Ah, teamwork.

Kurdish Crepes and Stuffed Chicken in Lincoln Park
FIRST AND FOREMOST

Kurdish Crepes and Stuffed Chicken in Lincoln Park

Big news: Chicago has its first Kurdish restaurant. It’s called the Gundis and it’s a rustic, handsome-looking place in Lincoln Park. It’s also your new go-to for spinach-and-goat-cheese-stuffed chicken, shish kebab wraps and brunch-time Kurdish crepes. Because you totally had a go-to place for those things before.

Thursday
A Cabaret-Style David Bowie Tribute This Way Comes
HEROES

A Cabaret-Style David Bowie Tribute This Way Comes

Somehow, it’s already been a year since David Bowie passed. And, in his honor, the good people at Untitled are throwing a special cabaret show featuring a tap dancer, a burlesque rendition of “Starman” and 14 other Bowie-themed performances. We think he would approve.

Jan 12, doors 8pm, show 9pm, no cover, Untitled, 111 W Kinzie St, 312-880-1511

Saturday
They Still Exist. We Checked.
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

They Still Exist. We Checked.

Every January and February, Studio Paris hosts some live performances for their WinterLift series. This year, they’ve booked Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule and a handful of others. And since Busta Rhymes and Ja Rule went through all this trouble to get back into your life...

Dates and times vary, $100 (use promo code UDWINTERLIFT for 10% off unlimited-admission pass), Studio Paris, 59 W Hubbard St, 312-377-9944, tickets here

Sunday
You Know Publican Anker? Well, They Do Brunch Now.
LAZY SUNDAYS

You Know Publican Anker? Well, They Do Brunch Now.

Starting this Sunday, Publican Anker (aka Wicker Park’s Publican) is beginning its brunch service. This is a very good thing for the following reasons:

—French toast with bourbon custard.
—Roasted pepper and feta scrambles.
—Slagel ham with harissa and eggs.

Yes, we’re aware that all of our reasons are food.

It’s a Grilled Cheese Competition, and You’re the Judge
EVERY VOTE COUNTS

It’s a Grilled Cheese Competition, and You’re the Judge

Your mission this Sunday, should you choose to accept it, is to taste many different types of grilled cheese at Thalia Hall—from the likes of Dusek’s, Cheesie’s and Wyler Road—before casting your vote to help crown the Grilled Cheese Meltdown champion. (You choose to accept it.)

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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