Seinfeld Soiree: Festivus at Derby
It’s a Festivus miracle: Frank Costanza’s favorite holiday comes to Derby with a Festivus pole and airing of grievances.
Party favors: More traditional holiday trimmings include an ugly sweater contest, holiday karaoke, and eggnog.
Fri 7p. Derby, 1224 W. Webster St., Lincoln Park. (773-248-0900). No cover.
Nearby: John’s Place; State; Rock Wrap & Roll
Saucy Santa: Bad Santa Bar Crawl
Crawl to bars along the Gold Coast and grab Christmas by the bells with $2 drafts, $4 mixed drinks, and $5 shots.
Pre-game plan: Start crawling a day early with the Friday night pre-party at She-Nannigan’s House of Beer ($5 here.)
Sat noon-9p. Starts at Mother’s Too, 14 W. Division St., Gold Coast. (312-266-7444). $10 here.
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Haute Holidays: Champagne and Caviar Night at D.O.C. Wine Bar
Taste the high life (not Miller High Life) with this four-course tasting menu featuring luxury caviar and champagne pairings.
Seasonal sample: Pair smoked sea trout with crème fraîche & caviar with Louis Bouillot Champagne.
Tonight 7p. D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park. (773-883-5101). $49; call to RSVP.
Nearby: Del Seoul; Vapiano; North Pond
Whole Hog: An Evening of Pig ‘n Beer at TWO
Revolution Brewery and Homestead Natural Pork team up for a pig-out four-course dinner paired with craft beers.
Meat menu: From Bottom Up Wit beer smoked ribs to poached pork loin with beer bacon gravy, you won’t leave hungry.
Tonight 6:30p. TWO Restaurant & Bar, 1132 W. Grand Ave., West Town. (312-624-8363). $75; call to RSVP.
Nearby: Twisted Spoke; Butterfly Sushi Bar; Bari
Film Fest: Sunday Funday Movie Night at Sheffield’s
Enjoy a screening of Bad Santa on the big screen with house-made gourmet popcorn and smoked turkey legs/ham sandwiches.
Thirst aid: $4 Breckenridge Brewery drafts, not giant sodas, will be the beverage of choice at this movie.
Sun 7p. Sheffield’s, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview. (773-281-4989). No cover.
Nearby: Redmond’s, Mia Francesca; Dark Horse Tap & Grill