THIS WEEK: 1/5-1/11

MONDAY: WINGS, DRINKS & JOKES AT SUBTERRANEAN

Screw the resolutions, I want some WINGS, people. Yum.Would you like some jokes with those wings? WINGS!!

9PM, Subterranean, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:¬†FREE Mondays at Empty Bottle¬†[Yes, still FREE], Motown Mondays at East Room, The Mclovins, Robbie Gold play Martyr’s,¬†Movieoke at The Whistler, Extraordinary Popular Delusions play Beat Kitchen [FREE]


TUESDAY: FIRST TUESDAYS WITH MICK AND BEN AT THE HIDEOUT

Chicago Reader writers, Mick & Ben (duh) talk about politics and drinks beers. You can join them! They only do it once a month! So it’s special, ya know?

6:30, $5, The Hideout

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: MCA Screen The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival, Life of Yes! Living Room (meet up), Kinky Trivia at Waterhouse [FREE], Relax Attack Jazz Series @ The Whistler , New Wave Slippery Slope, The Trap House @ Double Door [FREE]


WEDNESDAY: OFF THE HOOKAH AT THE SHRINE


Get smokin’¬†with the grown and sexy people of The Shrine.¬†

9pm, $10 (Ladies free before 11, Gents free before 10:30), The Shrine

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:¬†Open House & Free Class at StoryStudio Chicago,¬†Social Power Hour Winter Wonderland 2015,¬†God Sex and Death Variety Hour [FREE],¬†Ivy Dye Headlines at Schuba’s¬†


THURSDAY: PHANTOM NOTE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: MAD CAKE // ASH WEDENESDAY / JORDAN LOONEY / LAMON MANUEL / DEFCEE / DJ MENA ABEBE @ QUENCHERS

There will be actual cake. I REPEAT. THERE WILL BE ACTUAL CAKE THAT YOU CAN EAT. CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE. Or however many times Rihanna says it.

8pm, Quenchers, $7 (cake is FREE)

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:¬†Stimulate, Create & Submit: A Be Prepared Party,¬†Blues Funk Soul Jam at Moe’s Tavern [FREE],¬†Herman Green’s Memphis Stax Allstars with Low Spark and Gramps the Vamp ¬†[FREE],¬†Say Hi play The Empty Bottle


FRIDAY: TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND

Thirty¬†plays in sixty minutes, consistently new material, and local Chicago actors that are just top notch makes this show insanely entertaining and a Chicago gem. See it because¬†it’s almost impossible that you’ll have a bad time.

11:30pm $20 with a roll-back refund ($14-$19), The Neo-Futurists (5153 N Ashland)

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:¬†DEEP TURNT Presents: An Evening with Eric Cloutier,¬†Damn Gina! (In Stereotype) Comedyat the iO Theater, Stay in with your boo and watch the Golden Globe nominees¬†(my boo’s name is Domino and he delivers me pizza within 30 mins or less! … This post is not sponsored, but sure is making me hungry!)


SATURDAY: RAW VEGAN HEALTHY COOKING CLASS 


Ok, so maybe¬†feelings of regret settled in after eating so many wings on Monday night. And then pizza yesterday…Help get that shizz back on track¬†with this raw vegan cooking class (and mainly, I mean, help myself get that shizz back on track)

9:30am, $50, Arya Bhaven Restaurant

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:¬†How to Start a Business With $500 Or Less,¬†,¬†Story Sessions @ Fillet of Solo Storytelling Festival,¬†Uprise Presents: All City Showdown Chicago ’14 Video Premiere (Skateboarding video contest),¬†Bleach Party/ The Bingers/ The Uglies/Jollys @ The Dandelion (new venue!),¬†Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Party with Ben Kweller,¬†Free Show @ Empty Bottle


SUNDAY: THE UNKNOWN NEW – RECORD RELEASE AT THE WHISTLER

What is an √ľberguitar you ask? Well, I don’t quite know either but there’s a guy in The Unknown New that plays one so you could find out. Oh yeah, and it’s their record release party. Hey hey!

9:30, The Whistler, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: ¬†Gospel Brunch at House of Blues, Watch the Golden Globes tonight: 7PMCST!¬†Tina Fey! Amy Poehler! Could they have found funnier ladies to host this year? Mm, don’t think so.

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