Things to do for January 28, 2010

The Weekender

Fresh Beer, Ice Swimming and Modern Art

The weekend will put some feeling back in your toes.

Thursday
Tapping Party at Rock Bottom
TAP THAT

Tapping Party at Rock Bottom

Birth is a miraculous thing, so help play midwife during this party when Rock Bottom untaps its newest brew for the first time. Drunken Angel Abbey Dubbel is a Trappist-style beer fermented with raisins and molasses, thus bringing you one step closer to that elusive breakfast brew you're longing for.

Jan 28, 6-7 pm, no cost (after free membership in Mug Club rewards program), Rock Bottom, 1 W Grand Ave (at State), 312-755-9339

Friday
Drinks Over Dearborn Cocktail Party
FOR PEAT'S SAKE

Drinks Over Dearborn Cocktail Party

This booze boutique's appearance in Food & Wine magazine is call for celebration—then again, if you're a booze boutique, you don't really need much excuse to break out the good stuff: top-shelf vodka, artisan tequila and lots of scotch. You'll find fancy appetizers too—but ironically, no wine.

After Dark in the Modern Wing
CHAMPING AT THE BIT

After Dark in the Modern Wing

This after-hours cocktail party in the Modern Wing, with a DJ set from local rockers Hey, Champ, is basically all an art lover could want: a stroll through galleries of priceless paintings, edgy sculpture and the occasional Venus in stilettos.

Saturday
Polar Bear Club Celebration of Shrinkage
ICED CAPADES

Polar Bear Club Celebration of Shrinkage

You never shy away from a challenge. So what better weekend than this to partake in an annual rite of insanity: a dive into the icy waters of Lake Michigan. We suggest including a well-placed hot water bottle in your Speedo.

Up to 90% Off at Beta Boutique
SALE-ING

Up to 90% Off at Beta Boutique

From well-tailored Hyden Yoo dress shirts to casual weekend wear from James Perse, this semiannual sample sale offers the opportunity to give your wardrobe that often-overlooked pre-February 14 tune-up. It's an early Valentine's gift to your wardrobe.

Jan 30, 10am-6pm, Jan 31, noon-5pm, Beta Boutique, 233 W Huron (at Franklin), 773-276-0905

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