Things to do for December 10, 2009

The Weekender

$2 Tacos, 100 Winter Beers and Ugly Sweaters

The weekend comes insulated.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week's Perks bring you exclusive sales with 40 percent off modern dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle and 30 percent off shoes from Moreschi of Italy, giving you an inside line to those Tuscan loafers Grandma's had her eye on.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party at JBar
KNIT PICKS

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party at JBar

With tonight's arctic temperatures, you might want to break out all the sweaters you can find—and if any are adorned with reindeers and elves, head to this party. Holiday cocktails are $6 and the ugliest sweater scores a private party for 20. Then you can dictate the dress code.

8pm-2am, Dec 10, JBar, 610 N. Rush St (at Ontario), 312-660-7200

Taqueria Don Diablo Debuts
DON JUAN

Taqueria Don Diablo Debuts

As Fonda del Mar relocates to North Center, the original space is reborn as an upscale taqueria where your $2 tilapia tacos arrive with six salsas (including a spicy peanut). But you'll find that the important things haven't changed—the margaritas are still in plentiful supply.

Saturday
Seeking Art Bargain Basement
THE GIFTED

Seeking Art Bargain Basement

Browse work from more than 50 up-and-coming Chicago artists at this low-key art fair (where no single piece of work is more than $200, and most are $10 to $75). It's perfect for finding tasteful holiday gifts, decorating your pad or just keeping another artist from burning his brushes.

Vaudezilla's Holidaze Burlesque at Exit
JIGGLE ALL THE WAY

Vaudezilla's Holidaze Burlesque at Exit

If a bevy of fishnetted voluptuousness shaking its collective moneymaker in a late-night punk rock–biker bar doesn't just scream Christmas to you…well, let's see what a holiday revue starring Red Hot Annie, Wham Bam Pam, Bizarre Sally and the rest of Vaudezilla's troupe of sexpots can do about that.

No cover, 11pm and 2am, Dec 12, Exit Chicago, 1315 W. North Ave, 773-395-2700, info here

Winter Beer Tasting at Delilah's
COLD & FROSTY

Winter Beer Tasting at Delilah's

Getting into the holiday spirit isn't always easy to do, so Delilah's is helping by pouring 100 different Christmas and seasonal beers from all over the world, billing it as the largest winter brew tasting in North America. Apparently, we just can't compete with Antarctica's annual December Fest.

$20, noon-5pm, Dec 12, Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave, 773-472-2771

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