Things to do for February 03, 2010

The Weekender

Walks of Shame, Table Kegs and Valentine's Auditions

The weekend still knows how to shuffle.

Wednesday
Date Night at Blue 13
PRE MY VALENTINE

Date Night at Blue 13

You've long believed in a rigorous auditioning process for Valentine's candidates, and now Blue 13 has designated Wednesday as the night to really get to know someone. Start with complimentary champagne before the three-course menu with options like braised pork cheeks, rabbit strudel and warm chocolate cake. And try to keep all casting couch jokes to yourself.

$80 per couple, Wednesdays through March (excluding Feb 24), Blue 13, 416 W Ontario St, 312-787-1400

Thursday
Unite 4 Haiti Fund-Raiser
COME TOGETHER

Unite 4 Haiti Fund-Raiser

Consider it the Chicago nightlife version of "We Are the World"—a mega, multi-sponsor benefit for Doctors Without Borders, dishing out free apps and with local celebrities like NBC 5's weather woman Ginger Zee shaking up your martini at the open bar. We feel a warm front coming in.

Feb 4, 6-10pm, $20 donation, LaSalle Power Co, 500 N LaSalle Blvd, 312-661-1122

Sunday
Family-Style Menu at Old Town Social
PASSING GAME

Family-Style Menu at Old Town Social

OTS doesn't leap to mind when you're thinking sports, but after those flat-screens magically slide down from the ceiling, you remember—this place is more than just bratwurst, pork rinds and beer-cheese soup. It's also a place that throws in a beer keg as part of its family-style Super Bowl prix fixe menu.

Feb 7, 11am, prix fixe $50 per person for tables of six or more, Old Town Social, 455 W North Ave, 312-266-2277

Buckets of Lobster Bisque from Shaw's
SOUPER BOWLS

Buckets of Lobster Bisque from Shaw's

Hosting a Super Bowl party is admirable enough, so bring in a ringer to help with the actual food part. Venerable seafood shanty Shaw's offers sushi and shellfish platters, plus you'll find Lobster Bisque, New England Clam Chowder and Seafood Gumbo sold by the gallon. Ladle included.

Feb 7, order at least 24 hours in advance, Shaw's Crab House, 21 E Hubbard St, 312-527-2722

$5 Walk of Shame Burgers
GO LONG

$5 Walk of Shame Burgers

This Super Bowl blowout at the Viagra Triangle party pad offers $5 Bloody Marys and $5 Walk of Shame Burgers (topped with an egg, bacon and cheddar, on a pretzel roll). But remember, whether you're a Colts or a Saints fan, there's no shame in losing. Take it from Bears fans.

Feb 7, 11am-4am, no cover, The Hunt Club, 1100 N State St, 312-988-7887

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