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.
Things to do for June 10, 2010
Ribs, Burgers and Nude Cycling
The weekend forecast: 100% chance of ticker tape.
The Cultural Pick
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.