Things to do for October 08, 2009

The Weekender

Uma, Pam, Endless Pasta and Keg Parties

The weekend is the week's pace car.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week, we're getting together with J.Crew to give you a chance at a whirlwind weekend in New York, complete with two nights of downtown revelry and a $2000 J.Crew gift card. If for some reason you want to sleep, we'll also set you up in a penthouse suite at the Royalton.

Chicago International Film Festival
HOT MAMA

Chicago International Film Festival

The Oprah Winfrey-Tyler Perry produced sob-fest Precious may have the buzz, but the Chicago film fest debuts on a lighter note by rolling out the red carpet for Uma Thurman and her flick Motherhood, about a Manhattan woman who juggles kids, a husband, traffic and being the hottest cougar on the Upper West Side.

$25, Oct 8-22, AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St, 312-332-3456, tickets here

Keg Party and Oysters at Landmark
SHELL YEAH

Keg Party and Oysters at Landmark

Keg parties are great times, but you've never settled for merely great. You're looking for transcendental—and a few oysters should do the trick. Landmark provides plenty at this party along with free-flowing Goose Island, liquor, Tabasco and mignonette sauce. Slurp yourself into nirvana.

Friday
Pamela Anderson at The Venue
ANDERSONVILLE

Pamela Anderson at The Venue

Pam Anderson has a new line of eco-friendly clothing. Interesting. She'll debut it by strutting down the catwalk at party that's more like a fashion show-meets-underground rave with some blackjack thrown in. So that takes to a whole new level of interesting—like, a red-swimsuit level.

$20-$25, 8pm, Oct 9, Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN, 866-711-7463, tickets here

Saturday
Victorinox/Swiss Army Sale at HisStuff
PARKA METER

Victorinox/Swiss Army Sale at HisStuff

This Lakeview men's shop holds a sample sale of the iconic Victorinox/Swiss Army brand. Fortify yourself against winter with limited selection of parkas, cashmere overcoats, sweaters and woolen sport coats—and even the occasional pair of swim trunks for those polar plunges.

11am-6pm Oct 10, 12-5pm Oct 11, HisStuff, 3162 N. Broadway, 773-281-6111

All-You-Can-Eat Pasta at Mod
CARBO-NATION

All-You-Can-Eat Pasta at Mod

The West Loop pizza joint helps tomorrow's marathoners get a head start on carbo-loading by offering an all-you-can-eat pasta special—featuring every type of noodle you can suck down. This sounds like the event you've been training for all year.

$10.50, 4-9pm, Oct 10, Mod Pizza, 1222 W. Madison St, 312-666-1222

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