So, your roommates are sick of Simon Cowell's sour face, and have vowed to go on a pill binge if they have to hear one more word out of Paula Abdul's mouth. Their patience for your "American Idol" love has run out at exactly the wrong time: the big season finale is on Wednesday. So what do you do? Go out for sushi.
Hear us out. Chen's Chinese and Sushi in Wrigleyville is offering an Idol special on Wednesday that sounds like a great deal: $10 for two drinks (including martinis) and an appetizer and sushi buffet. You'll be able to mingle with other fans while watching the big showdown between Adam and Kris on 42-inch plasma TVs (probably better than what you have in your apartment anyway). Reservations are required.
If you're really strapped, you can head there tonight as well for the penultimate episode, when half-price bottles of wine will be in effect.
Want to get in shape for the next season? Centerstage offers up a long list of local karaoke spots where you can get your sing on -- without all those dirty looks from Simon.