Things to do for March 03, 2010

The Weekender

Pineapple Mojitos, Mad Hatters and Mustache Waxing

The weekend is looking forward to your acceptance speech.

Wednesday
Mom's Old Recipes Opens
...Y TU MAMA

Mom's Old Recipes Opens

You and Charlie Trotter may be on a first-name basis, but there's just no competing with mom's home cooking...especially if she happens to have been a Mexican restaurateur who passed along recipes for enchiladas mole, shrimp guajillo and roasted-pineapple-and-white-pepper mojitos. Mom did love her rum so.

Now open, Mom's Old Recipes, 5760 N Milwaukee Ave (at Ardmore), 773-467-1009

Italian Doughnuts at Chicago French Market
ZEP RIGHT UP

Italian Doughnuts at Chicago French Market

International doughnut season has officially begun, now that Zullo's, the purveyor of scrumptious cinnamon-and-sugar-dusted apple-cider zeppole (think: Italian Munchkins), has opened a stall at the Chicago French Market, meaning you don't have to go to the Green City Market to find them. Let the espresso dunking begin.

Thursday
The Breakfast Club Musical
ATTENTION DETENTION

The Breakfast Club Musical

The anguish, the angst, the utter lack of sleeves on Emilio Estevez: the silver screen just couldn't contain it all, so The Breakfast Club finally gets the medium it deserves—by which we mean the staged musical—to fully express its deep-rooted North Shore teen heartbreak. This should encourage you to finally finish that Sixteen Candles operetta you've been composing.

Thursdays through Apr 29, 8pm, $7-15, Studio Be Theatre, 3110 N Sheffield, 773-732-5450, tickets here

Friday
Alice in Wonderland Fashions at Enclave
MAD HATTERS

Alice in Wonderland Fashions at Enclave

After wrapping your head around the new Johnny Depp/Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland, you're going to need a complimentary cocktail...and leggy models...and a giant maze to get lost in. So it sounds like Enclave is volunteering to be your Friday night rabbit hole.

Mar 5, 9pm, no cost before 11pm, Enclave, 220 W Chicago Ave, 312-654-0234, RSVP here

Saturday
Chiditarod Urban Iditarod
MUCH TOO MUSH

Chiditarod Urban Iditarod

You're always up for a good Saturday afternoon spectacle, so be on hand as 100 five-person teams pull garish shopping carts through the city on this wild scavenger hunt/race/food drive. Winners receive cash, wacky prizes and awards for things like best mustache wax and being "Dead F*ing Last." Take note, IOC.

Mar 6, race begins at noon, at the corner of Wolcott and Hubbard, more info here

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