Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mr. Skin, Michael Jackson and the Hearty Boys

Get out and have some fun this weekend:

Power shoppers get ready for Champagne, Chocolate & Couture at House of Sole (1237 S. Michigan Ave., 312-834-0909) tonight 6 to 9pm, with up to 75 percent off handbags, shoes and a trunk show with local jewelry designers, as well as champagne from the South Loop Wine Cellar (which offers five percent off all wine orders during the event) and chocolate.

Also happening tonight is the 20 Looks fashion show with Isabella Fine Lingerie at Lumen (839 W. Fulton Mkt., 312-733-2222). One lucky guest receives a week’s worth of bras and panties. 10pm-midnight. $10.

Think you know sex trivia? Test your skills at Junior's (724 W. Maxwell St., 312-421-2277) tonight at 7:30pm for Mr. Skin's Skintastic Trivia Challenge—the Hollywood sex and nudity game.

The Food Network's Hearty Boys (aka Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh) celebrate the release of their cookbook, "Talk With Your Mouth Full," Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7-9pm with a free party at their new HBTV location, 3819 N. Broadway, 773-244-9866.

If you remember the ultra-sexy Carnaval Brasil parties at Mad Bar several years ago, then you don't want to miss this event paying homage to it. Music 101 is reviving their bash at La Pomme Rouge (108 W. Kinzie St., 312-245-9555), featuring DJ Nando spinning samba, axe, funk and Brazilian beats; dancers and $5 Caipirinhas and Stoli cocktails. Saturday, Feb. 9 10:30pm-3am. No cover.

And, if you don't wish to watch the Grammys alone on Sunday, Feb. 10, head to Plush (1104 W. Madison St., 312-491-9800) for a special viewing party that also includes a Michael Jackson 25th anniversary Thriller listening party. Drink specials, of course. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free.

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