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Weekend Jaunts: Saturday Edition

By Shannon in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 27, 2007 4:57PM

Our resident jaunter had to up and leave town suddenly this weekend, but we will try our best to fill you in on happenings for today. Despite the January blahs, there's quite a bit of stuff going on.

schokinag chocolate

  • Fox & Obel, they of upscale food market fame, are holding a free chocolate tasting from 1-5 p.m. The chocolate in question is Schokinag, of which drinking chocolate will also be available (mm!). Strap on the feedbag at 401 E. Illinois. Aside: If you're still not set for snackies on Superbowl Sunday, F&O also provide catering for the big day. For some reason this amuses us to no end.
  • For the single (or the thoroughly open-minded) among you, take a gander at Love Fest 2007 tonight. For $35, you get the opportunity to bid on a bachelor or bachelorette of your choice. Benefits go towards the Center for Independent Futures, a non-profit that helps people with disabilities make it in the real world. Good cause, and you could end up buying the love of your life! Love Fest takes place from 8-11 p.m. at Mix, 2843 N. Halsted.
  • We saw a commercial on WGN yesterday for the World of Wheels at McCormick Place East, 23rd and LSD specifically. All those hot rods and muscle machines touched off our dormant classic car lust. We realize the whole thing might be more up Larry the Cable Guy's alley considering their guest stars, but we were lured in nonetheless. The show is for this weekend only, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. $15 for general admission, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under.
  • Finally, indulge us (further) for just a bit. Tonight at the Continental, rock out with your ... okay, just rock out to our man Tankboy as he spins from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Giveaways will be rampant, including Lily Allen's latest, the debut CD of Chicagoist soulmate Damon Albarn's new band The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and tickets to Ctrl-Alt-Rock v. 2.0. (If you don't have tickets for CAR yet, we'll try not to hold it against you.) The Continental's at 2801 W. Chicago. Be there!