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Posted on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 5:06 a.m.

A guide to Thanksgiving Eve bars and shows

By Ann Dwyer

It's one of the biggest bar nights of the year. For better or worse, it's often a multi-generational class reunion. Why not go somewhere where you don't have to be cornered by a drunk former classmate who likes to bring up that time you tripped in front of the whole cafeteria and spilled food down your new white shirt.

See a band, dance, enjoy a cocktail with friends old and new. Hopefully you won't have to hold back your friend's hair in the bathroom.

But please, please, please be careful! It's called amateur night for a reason. Watch yourself and look out for others.

Here's a sampling of what's going on:

It's a Boylesque Party at Woodruff's

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See Shigeto with Barefoot Sneaker Slaves, Gordie and Charles Trees at the Blind Pig

• It's a Night Before Thanksgiving Day Bash! at Necto

• Test your knowledge at Music Trivia with Ryan Halsey! at Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub

• Enjoy the Rat Pad Release at Corner Brewery

DJ Madman Mike at Mash

• Watch the Wolverine Basketball team in the NIT Semifinals from Madison Square Gardens at Cubs AC

• It's Karaoke Wednesday Night at the Inverness Inn


Cavern Clubs

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 11:03 p.m.

Unfortunately folks Don is short on truth and long on pity. Since he refused to promote his bands Weds night appearances here and we had to post it to his own Facebook page as well as ours, we felt his heart just wasn't in it. His crowd was dwindling and interest was lacking. We needed to adjust the amount he and his band were paid until he showed as much interest in promoting as he seems to lately! Unlike his recent venture. This is a business not a charity. Don turned us was his choice. We have the emails to prove it and if Don continues his immature ways, we'll just post them to the web. Man up is not fair. You made a with it. To all the folks looking for some local fun tonight! STOO's KARAOKE & GREAT SPECIALS at CIRCUS BAR & BILLIARDS! Happy Holidays!


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 5:54 p.m.

Hi all! So, Dragon Wagon will not be playing this evening at the Circus Bar. The Management of Circus Cancelled Bluegrass night all together and replaced it with Karaoke. If you like Karaoke, go the Circus on Wednesday nights. If you would like to see Dragon Wagon this evening, we are playing in Hartland at Omalleys Irish pub just west of 23 on M59. Cheers and have a safe holiday!

The Finer Things

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 2:04 p.m.

Don't miss us the night AFTER Thanksgiving at the Blind Pig. A great line up including: Elliot Street Lunatic October Babies The Finer Things Couched Doors at 9:30, $7/ under 21 $10 Happy Thanksgiving to all!