Things to do for February 11, 2010

The Weekender

Beer Dinners, Love Potions and Skimpy Lingerie

The weekend is your power ballad.

Sexy Pajama Party at Le Passage

Sexy Pajama Party at Le Passage

There's no better place to start Valentine's Day weekend than somewhere where everyone seems to be saying, "Hey, let's hit the sheets." Servers and bartenders will be decked out in their silky bedtime finest during this pink, pillow-laden party. Bunny slippers are up to you.

Feb 12, 10pm-4am, Le Passage, 937 N Rush St, 312-255-0022, RSVP here

Hex Your Ex at Zella

Hex Your Ex at Zella

You've moved on. You're through. You're being very mature about the whole thing. Still, if you bring a picture of your ex, you'll receive a voodoo doll to pin it to and—what do you know—a bonfire for you to throw it into. They say fire heals all wounds.

Feb 13, 9pm, no cover, Zella, 1983 N Clybourn Ave (at Racine), 773-549-2910

Tax-Free Weekend at 900 N Michigan

Tax-Free Weekend at 900 N Michigan

The Cook County Board wouldn't do it, but at least someone in the city is willing to repeal taxes. Participating shops at 900 N Michigan are discounting prices 10.25% to offset sales tax this weekend. So you can finally buy that lacy La Perla two-piece at lingerie shop Enchanté for that Tea Party woman in your life.

Aphrodisiac Dinner at Taxim

Aphrodisiac Dinner at Taxim

True story: Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born on the Greek island of Cypriot. (We swear to Zeus.) That's why Taxim has prepared a special menu featuring aphrodisiacs from her birthplace. Feast on dishes laden with libido-enhancing ingredients like figs, honey, almonds, pine a martini, wine and a red rose just to cover your bases.

Feb 14, 6:30pm and 8:30pm seatings, $45, Taxim, 1558 N Milwaukee Ave (near North), 773-252-1558

Bell's Beer Dinner at Small Bar

Bell's Beer Dinner at Small Bar

If Presidents' Day stands for anything, it's the right to enjoy a traditional five-course feast where your braised pork belly, lavender-scented eggplant and pheasant potpies arrive with a different Bell's Beer. Though the event is sold out, we managed to stash a few last-minute reservations for you. Yet, still no holiday in our honor.

Feb 15, 6:30pm, $55, Small Bar, 2049 W Division St, 773-772-2727, reservations here

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