Things to do for August 06, 2009

The Weekender

Half-Priced Wine, Lobster Corn Dogs and Tater Tot Olympics

The weekend is hitting the wah-wah pedal.

Thursday
Barneys' Denim Trade-In
SALE-ING

Barneys' Denim Trade-In

Your old jeans served you well, but now it's time to say good-bye. Bring them to Barneys this month, when they'll graciously provide 20 percent off your next pair. That's your denim, loyal to the end.

Thru Aug 31, Barneys, 25 E. Oak St, 312-587-1700; 2209 N. Halsted St, 773-248-0426

50 Percent Off at Golden Age

50 Percent Off at Golden Age

In case you need some new threads for Lolla's after-parties, you'll find twill henleys, cool dual-toned chambrays and hand-crafted metal tie tacks are half-off at this Pilsen hipster boutique, specializing in up-and-coming designers. Sort of like the Pitchfork of fashion.

Thru Aug 31, Golden Age, 1744 W. 18th St (E. of Wood), 312-850-2574

SolarX Akira Men's Fashion Show
X FACTOR

SolarX Akira Men's Fashion Show

Clubwear specialist Akira lets you peek at the latest gear from G-Star Raw, Diesel, Ben Sherman, et al, at their booze-fueled, first-ever men's fall fashion show. The complimentary drinks and appetizers mean you won't have to guess how you'll look wearing them at your next cocktail soiree.

Show @ 7pm, Aug 6, Moe's Cantina, 3518 N. Clark St, RSVP required, 312-324-0348

Friday
Lobster Corn Dogs at Graham Elliot
ROCK LOBSTER

Lobster Corn Dogs at Graham Elliot

While Graham Elliot is cooking backstage for Jane's Addiction at Lolla, his restaurant is treating you like a rock star, serving some of the same dishes. Try a luscious batter-dipped Lobster Corndog with lemon aioli—or for you indie types—Buffalo Chicken served with foam of PBR.

Available Aug 7-9, Graham Elliot, 217 W. Huron St #1 (at Wells), 312- 624-9975

Saturday
Southport Tater Tot Trot
MASHUP

Southport Tater Tot Trot

Not too crispy, not too soggy, with just the right amount of salt—finding that perfect tater tot is a rare and glorious thing. So join this beer-fueled march through four of Southport Avenue's pubs in a quest to name this year's top tot.

Sunday
Half-Priced Wine at Sepia
PORKING

Half-Priced Wine at Sepia

Sure, new chef Andrew Zimmerman's Sunday-night porchetta (the Italian version of pork roast) is the star at Sepia on Sunday nights. But you'll discover that wines $50 and under, half off on Sundays, do a fine job as the supporting cast.

Sundays, Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St, 312-441-1920

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