Things to do for October 22, 2009

The Weekender

Lingerie, $5 Martinis and Oyster Eating Contests

The weekend is as the weekend does.

Thursday
Tocco's Half-Price Pizza and $5 Martinis
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Tocco's Half-Price Pizza and $5 Martinis

When some are ready to go home, you're just warming up—though a little pizza helps light your fire. So this wood-furnace pizza joint offers half-price pies late night, and $5 martinis all day—in case your late night starts early.

Half-price pizza 10pm-2am, Thursdays, Tocco, 1266 N. Milwaukee Ave, 773-687-8895

Kohler Food and Wine Experience
WISCONSIN SWELLS

Kohler Food and Wine Experience

Sometimes your Wisconsin weekend getaway needs to start early. Like right now. This smorgasbord of celebrity chefs (Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson and Lidia Bastianich) begins today with culinary demos, wine and spirits tastings, and lots of cheese…but you probably could have guessed that.

Friday
Royster the Oyster at Shaw's
THE LONG GOOD BIVALVE

Royster the Oyster at Shaw's

In addition to plenty of ice-cold beer and extensive ax riffing from legendary bluesman Melvin Taylor, the annual tented oyster orgy will climax with its highly anticipated bivalve eating contest. Just remember to pace yourself.

The LadyLux Fashion Show
LACED UP

The LadyLux Fashion Show

During Chicago Fashion Week, there's a lot of competition for your attention, though you'll always make time for a few prancing underwear models. This lingerie show highlights designer Marc Wayne, a master of bras, panties and other laciness. Maybe you can compare notes.

No cost, 11pm, Oct 23, LuxBar, 18 E. Bellevue Pl (at Rush), 312-642-3400

Saturday
2nd Annual Windy City Ski & Snowboard
POWDER PLAYERS

2nd Annual Windy City Ski & Snowboard

At this huge ski expo, you'll find the latest gear, plus sales on everything from bindings to knit caps. Plus, your admission gets you discounted lift tickets to Devil's Head Resort, Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park and Indian Head Resort. Consider them warm-up runs for Telluride.

$12, Oct 23-25, times vary, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, 847-303-4100, tickets here

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