Things to do for February 25, 2010

The Weekender`

Hot-Wing Battles, Retro Raves and Beer

The weekend is cloudy with a chance of highballs.

13 Belgians at Binny's

13 Belgians at Binny's

You and the beers of Belgium—let's just say you're well acquainted. But it's been a while since you've really gotten together as a group. So you'll have some catching up to do with 13 of the country's best. Don't worry—you still have a lot in common.

Feb 25, 6-8pm, $10, Binny's, 1132 S Jefferson St, 312-768-4400

Retro Rave at Green Dolphin

Retro Rave at Green Dolphin

Ah, kids today—they don't know what a party is. So take your favorite Millennial to a good old-fashioned night of blissed-out beats from eight of the era's top performers at this all-night rave revival. Just be sure to download a glow stick app before you go.

Feb 26, 10pm-4am, $10, Green Dolphin, 2200 N Ashland Ave (at Webster), 773-395-0066, tickets here

Closeout at HisStuff

Closeout at HisStuff

This terrible weather has one upside: you won't have to wait to make the most out of the cold-weather gear you'll find at this clearance sale. You'll find items like Energie winter coats at 75% off—though you'll find a few swim trunks on sale too, in case you want to hole up in a South Beach cabana until spring.

Feb 27, 11am-7pm, and Feb 28, noon-6pm, HisStuff, 3162 N Broadway, 773-281-6111‎

WingFest 2010

WingFest 2010

This all-star bout of endless wings and knock-down, drag-out battles between 30 of Chicago's hot-wing purveyors—from classics like Jake Melnick's to upstarts like the District—will make Ali-Frazier look like a Camp Fire Girls meeting. But with more beer...we presume.

Feb 28, 1-6pm, $24, Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W Washington Blvd, 312-664-6656, ext 124, tickets here

Party With Art Smith

Party With Art Smith

When you throw a birthday bash, always go big. Soldier Field big. Take a cue from Art Smith, who celebrates his big 5-0 at his annual all-you-can-eat charity extravaganza, featuring cuisine from the world's best chefs (from tasty Brit Nigella Lawson to hometown girl Stephanie Izard). Come ravenous.

Mar 1, 6-9pm, $250, Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, tickets here

Oysters at Hugo's

Oysters at Hugo's

In 1997 you were riding high on tech stocks and sirloins at Gibsons. Then you decided you wanted a little fish, so Hugo Ralli immediately opened a seafood place next door. To commemorate your suggestion, they're serving a baker's dozen of fresh oysters for just $13 all month long. Frog legs, regrettably, are still full price.

Mar 1-31, Hugo's Frog Bar, 1024 N Rush St (between Bellevue and Oak ), 312-640-0999

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