This Week: 1/20-1/25

TUESDAY: BENDER YOGA PUNCH GIVE AT PUNCH HOUSE

Show off that downward dog, drink some yummy punch and support a fantastic cause, The Night Ministry.

Thalia Hall & Punch House, $25-$35, 7pm

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Trivia in the backbar at Matilda, The Write Club at The Hideout, $2 Tuesdays at Primary Nightclub, Relax Attack Jazz Series at The Whistler [FREE], New Wave Dance Party at Slippery Slope [FREE]


WEDNESDAY: I SAW YOU! SHOW AT TOWNHALL PUB

Watch hilarious interpretations of Craigslist “Missed Connections” posts live on stage. Maybe you’ll even find your own missed connection (wink! wink!)

Townhall Pub, $5, 8pm

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Downwrite Music Trivia & Concert at Gingerman TavernLate Late Breakfast Presents: Breakfast for Dinner – Episode 1 at The HideoutStory Lab Chicago: New Voices Telling New Stories [FREE]World Music at Old Town School of Folk Music [FREE, $10 suggested donation], Off the Hookah The Shrine, Them Flavor’s Presents: Brenmar Fools Gold EP Release Party at Primary Nightclub


THURSDAY: CULINARY FIGHT CLUB – TASTEBUD CHALLENGE #1- ZUPPA!


Blue Frog’s Local 22, $40 (this includes tastings, open beer + wine bar, & taster’s ballot), 6pm 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Midwest Action Presents: Common Shiner, Natalie Grace Alford / Freaks For Geeks, The Van Goghs at Emporium Arcade (Wicker Park) [FREE], Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: Daniel Barrow [FREE], Knife Party at Concord Music HallOpen Mic at The Cubby Bear [FREE], 5th Annual Warren Zevon Birthday Bash at Martyr’s Featuring: Androgynous Mustache, The FadersBlake, Dre Green, DJ Chuck at The Whistler [FREE], Dark Circles Records Showcase at Empty Bottle [FREE w/RSVP], In The Loop Presents: Too Future Series | Vol. 6 | Groupie Love


FRIDAY: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER AT CITY WINERY

Usually, I eat breakfast for dinner when I’ve run out of groceries. But this event takes it to a whole new level – they’re pairing each of the four courses with a unique dessert wine!

City Winery, $40, 7:30pm

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: HEAVYWEIGHTDUB! at Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park) [FREE], BYOB Painting with One Strange Bird, , CSC Fourth Featuring Blizzard Babies, Son of a Gun, and Bleach ReadyFlashback Friday at SubT Lounge (Ladies Free, Guys $5)


SATURDAY: C2E2 HEREOS PARTY AT GEEK BAR CHICAGO [FREE]

Gettin’ geeky wit it.

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Chicago Sport & Social Devils Head Ski Trip 2015, Empty Bottle Bookclub discusses: ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir by Viv Albertan [FREE], Brick House w/Waka Flocka Flame, Alex Wiley, Frankie08, Leather Corduroys at Park West, Mary Tilden Hosts The First Annual Tilden Awards at Gorilla Tango Theater, Story Sessions at Fillet of Solo Lit FestivalChicago Zine Fest Presents: Shameless Karaoke Night at Beauty BarWindy City Soul Club


SUNDAY: CHICAGO SOUP TAKEDOWN AT LINCOLN HALL

Just read the description on the website. It’s more than enough to convince you to get weird while eating soup on a Sunday afternoon.

Lincoln Hall, $20, 2pm

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Acoustic Brunch at Schuba’s [FREE], Uppers and Downers – Coffee & Beer Event at Thalia HallIdeal Home Show Chicago at McCormick Place, STOMP! in Chicago, Thrift Score Record Night at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar

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