Saturday, December 20, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

  • Screw Cupid: Chicago Reader Anti-Valentine's Day Party

    Rock to local mashup kingpins The Hood Internet as local authors share their tales of real-life dating woes.

    Secret sauce: Send free shots of SoCo Cherry to your secret admirer via roller-skating “cupids on wheels.”

    Tonight 8p. Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square (773-252-6179). $14.

    Nearby: The Owl; Rocking Horse; Dunlays on the Square

  • Drunken Valentine: Cupid's Crawl

    Why go to a singles mixer when you can stumble down Clark Street with dozens of strangers blearily looking for love?

    Meet up: Interactive games, along with Coors Light and Jameson drink specials at each bar, will help you get to know each other.

    Fri 7p-midnight. Meet at Moe's Cantina, 3518 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville (773-248-0002). No cover; RSVP here.

  • Lace Up: Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field

    Outdoor college hockey comes to Soldier Field for the first time with Notre Dame vs. Miami then Minnesota vs. Wisconsin.

    Ride-a-long: Hitch a ride on the party bus from Abbey Pub for $60 (including game tix).

    Sun Noon. Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, South Loo. (312-235-7000). $15-$100.

    Nearby: Gioco; Waffles; Little Branch Cafe

  • Electronic Eating: Synthesizer Chili Cookoff at Empty Bottle

    Leading local electronic musicians create their own chili paired with live synth-based “sonic interpretations” of their dishes.

    Democratic table: Audience members vote on which pairing was the most accurate in between live analog video projections.

    Sun 8p. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Ukrainian Village (773-276-3600). $5.

    Nearby: Bite Café; Stella's Tap; Lockdown Bar & Grill

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