Things to do for December 13, 2017

You Either Escape to Lake Geneva for a Weekend of Snow and Storm Troopers...

Or You Drink Cold Toddies and Roller Skate Around

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
The New Caffè Umbria Is Made Out of Shipping Containers. And Coffee.
BEAN SPIRIT

The New Caffè Umbria Is Made Out of Shipping Containers. And Coffee.

Part café, park coffee roaster and part caffeinate lab, all inside some refurbished shipping containers. That's exactly what Caffè Umbria's new location in Logan Square is, and that's exactly what you need. Don't act like you don't need shipping containers.

Friday
This New Loop Restaurant Has You and Your Date in Mind
FINE STOCK

This New Loop Restaurant Has You and Your Date in Mind

You'll start with some spicy fried potatoes before moving onto a pot roast tartine. You'll smile and repeat as necessary. You're at Stock and Ledger, a new restaurant that wants to modernize classic American dishes and is doing just that in the Loop. All you have to specialize in is bringing a date there.

A Star Wars-Themed Retreat in Wisconsin
USE THE FORCE

A Star Wars-Themed Retreat in Wisconsin

So you want to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend. But maybe you'd rather do it at a private screening. And then maybe stay in a nice hotel room for a couple nights at a snow-covered resort in Wisconsin. Sure, Grand Geneva can make that happen.

Saturday
A Cold Toddy-Fueled Roller Derby at the CAA
ROLL ON

A Cold Toddy-Fueled Roller Derby at the CAA

The merry sound of Christmas music in your ears, a cold toddy in your hand and four-wheeled skates on your feet. That's what you're in for at Holiday Skate Night at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. It's okay if all you read was "cold toddy."

Sunday
There's Boba in Your Beer, and That's a Good Thing
PEARL JAM

There's Boba in Your Beer, and That's a Good Thing

The newest drinkable innovation at Forbidden Root comes in the form of a cookie-inspired beer called Me Drink Cookie. Not only is this oatmeal raisin brown ale infused with cinnamon and vanilla, but it's also served with chocolate boba pearls. So, that's different.

Now available, $8, Forbidden Root, 1746 W Chicago Ave, 312-929-2202

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Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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