Things to do for June 10, 2010

The Weekender

Ribs, Burgers and Nude Cycling

The weekend forecast: 100% chance of ticker tape.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you six months of complimentary shampoos, haircuts and scalp massages at Swagger Salon and a chance at two VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a pet eagle, this is it.

The Cultural Pick
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Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds at IIT

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Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds at IIT

Swing by Mies Van der Rohe's S. R. Crown Hall this weekend and you'll find a cloud of helium-assisted silver balloons (designed by some Andy Warhol guy) floating gently through the air. Naturally, popping is considered bad form.

411: Wed-Sun through Aug 1, $5, S. R. Crown Hall at IIT, 10 W 35th St, 800-448-2586
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Friday
Northcenter Ribfest
BONES

Northcenter Ribfest

It's hot. It's sticky. And you wouldn't have it any other way at the annual sauce-slathered free-for-all in Northcenter. You'll find live rock bands, 65,000 pounds of ribs and 12 professional eaters battling to the last bite—in other words, leading by example.

Jun 11, 5-10pm, Jun 12-13, noon-10pm, $5, 4000 N Lincoln Ave (at Irving Park), 773-525-3609

Summer Kickoff at the Art Institute
PARTY ARTY

Summer Kickoff at the Art Institute

Start with a digital multimedia performer who got his start hacking Nintendo game cartridges. Add gypsy-jazz combo. Throw in a cash bar to tie them both together. And—voila—you've got a multimedia summer bash at the Art Institute... and your next masterpiece of partying.

Saturday
Bamboozle After-Party at Manor
MADDEN MEN

Bamboozle After-Party at Manor

Bamboozle Road Show, basically a pop-punk Lolla, takes over Soldier Field this weekend. But if catching a dozen or so bands (including Good Charlotte, Third Eye Blind and All Time Low) doesn't fit into your schedule, Joel and Benji Madden from Good Charlotte will throw a bash at Manor that night. If you're lucky, maybe they'll make you an honorary Madden.

Jun 12, 1pm-4am, $20 cover after 11pm, Manor, 642 N Clark St, 312-475-1390, RSVP here

Naked Bike Ride
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Naked Bike Ride

This cadre of naked hipster bike-riders will meet for their annual peddle-driven sojourn somewhere in the city on Saturday—but if you want to know where (purely for sociological purposes, of course), you'll have to join their mailing list. Then find the nearest bicycle.

Monday
DMK Burger Fund-Raiser
HAMBURGER HELPERS

DMK Burger Fund-Raiser

You're always willing to help—and if burgers and beer are part of the process, well, you're especially willing. To help make a young girl's Make-A-Wish dream for an Italian adventure a reality, DMK is offering its patty melt burger and a craft brew for $20, and donating the proceeds. Helping tastes so good.

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