People talk about upping their “sneaker game.” Like it’s a game. For those who take their casual footwear a little more seriously, we direct your attention to these handsome, handmade, hand-finished beauties from KOIO. They’re crafted from the finest Italian leathers and suedes, and Perks has them for 20% off.
Things to do for February 15, 2017
A Comely Cocktail Den From Two Sportsman’s Club Vets Is Just the Beginning
A Taco Fest and Gratis Midnight Pizza Accounts for Some of the RestBy Sam Eichner
Very Nice Boots for Not Very Much Money
The bad news: The Frye Company’s Cold Weather Event, which promises 30% to 50% off some very rakish, very season-appropriate footwear, ends today. The silver lining: Starting tomorrow, they’re taking an additional 25% off all remaining sale items, like handcrafted Italian leather boots and leather messenger bags. Textbook silver lining.
Not Your Typical Concert Series. No, Not at All.
Maybe you’re looking for a quiet post–Valentine’s Day date. Maybe you’re just secretly into chamber music. Either way, you should check out the Frequency Series, six days of live contemporary classical music, featuring reinvented blues guitar, sound art, minimalist piano and other music not currently in your Spotify queue.
From a Duo of Sportsman’s Club Vets Comes... Larry’s
Larry: Welcome to my new nostalgia-inducing, namesake bar in Uptown’s Lawrence
Larry: Want something to drink? A salted coffee Old Fashioned? A frozen sidecar?
You: The Old Fashioned sounds nice. Also, are you a real person?
Larry: I don’t know. Am I?
Gratis Midnight Pizza, Anyone?
DJs, gratis pizza at midnight and glasses full of $5 punch: not exactly your average Sunday night. Unless you’re planning on going to Logan Square’s finest upstairs dive/lounge, East Room. From now on, they’ll be doing this sort of thing every week. Which means that it is your average Sunday night. Weird.
We’ve Received Word of a Taco Fest
This Tuesday: You had a date with your valentine, and did not eat tacos. Next Tuesday: You’re going to Mago’s inaugural taco fest, where you’ll be privy to 20-plus taco variations from the likes of Rojo Gusano and Cafe Tola. Good to see you’re making up for lost Tuesdays.