Thursday, December 6, 2007

Shop, sip and stroll in these ‘hoods

There's a major holiday party going on at the 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.) tonight, but if you miss out on it, you can check out these shop-sip-and-stroll events on Friday:

Head to the Division Street Corridor: Slick new unisex boutique Funkshion (2121 W. Division St., 773-697-4119) hosts an event with Fortune Denim. Party includes cocktails, dessert and special product giveaways. 7-9pm. After-party takes place at Bon V (1100 W. Randolph St.) at 10pm.

Also, head down the street to Gamma Player (2035 W. Division St., 773-235-0755), where designer Agga B. presents her spring/summer collection. 6-9pm with cocktails.

And Plein Aire (2036 W. Division St., 773-227-3772) throws a Hanky Panky party from 6-9pm for its buy-two-get-one-free sale. Cocktails, dessert and other nonsense will be going on.

Over in Roscoe Village, merchants host a Holiday Stroll (Roscoe Street from Damen Avenue to Oakley Street) from 6-9pm with cocktails, appetizers, trunk shows, discounts and a tree lighting ceremony at 6pm at Costello’s (2015 W. Roscoe St.).

And finally, the Southport Holiday Stroll runs along Southport Avenue in Lakeview from 5-11pm, with late-night shopping, cocktails, carolers and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Deal of the day . . .

There's just no fighting this snowy weather, so just go somewhere and chill out tonight.

You can start the weekend off right at sushi hot spot Blue Fin (1952 W. North Ave., 312-394-7373), which offers half-priced beer, mixed cocktails and hot sake every Thursday.