The holidays are over, the party dust has settled and man, it's cold out there. If you're feeling the January blues, Schlafly has the cure for what ails ya: Don your tartan and head to Burns' Night
, the annual fête of the life and work of Robert Burns, the Ploughman Poet. Tom Schlafly will be reading his very own poem written for the occasion. Not a poetry fan? Maybe music is your thing. Well, Burns is equally known and loved for his catalog of more than 300 songs — "Auld Lang Syne," that special New Year's ditty, included. Still not piqued your interest? The festivities culminate with the ceremonial tapping of Schlafly's Scottish Ale, heralded with style by a procession of pipers and drummers. Then have yourself a wee bit of haggis or neeps and tatties before enjoying some traditional Scottish music courtesy of Duddybreeks in the Club Room. Original verse, music and a beer parade — this is one dead poets society that will have all the lads and lassies crying carpe diem. The celebration takes place on the Scottish Bard's birthday, Monday, January 25, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337, www.schlafly.com
). Admission is free, and regular menu prices apply.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010