Things to do for June 17, 2010

The Weekender

Free Shaves, Endless Wine and Buxom Historians

The weekend knows best.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you a half-dozen gratis oysters at Deca and a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.

Chicago Paella Parade
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Chicago Paella Parade

Sure, the rooftop of Whole Foods in Lincoln Park probably doesn't rival those sun-ravaged days you spent along the Basque coast. Still, with its endless Rioja and bottomless paella from 10 different chefs, you're willing to give this alfresco party a thorough investigation.

Jun 17, 6-9pm, $40 at door, Whole Foods Lincoln Park, 1550 N Kingsbury St, 312-587-0648

New State Street Barbers on Kingsbury
RAZOR SHARP

New State Street Barbers on Kingsbury

The newest location of the empire built on warm lather, sharp razors and soft leather chairs has opened this week near the East Bank Club—just in case you need a quick shave before your racquetball meeting. You wouldn't want stubble getting in the way of your drop shot.

Friday
Lincoln Fair Burlesque
OLD BUMP AND GRIND

Lincoln Fair Burlesque

Along with the Ferris wheel, neon lights, and Juicy Fruit gum, Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893 introduced one more thing: burlesque. Or so say those buxom historians at Vaudezilla, who'll bump and grind their way through this Exposition-inspired night of debauchery.

Jun 18, 9 and 11pm, no cost, Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 N Lincoln Ave (at Southport), 773-868-0060

Breakin' Competition at Neo
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

Breakin' Competition at Neo

It was the '80s. Tensions were high. Aggressive postures were assumed. All that stood between someone and total annihilation was his awesome poppin' and lockin' skills. Neo salutes those days with this breakdance battle set to the electropop of the era. Look for the War Games vocoder to make an appearance.

Jun 18, 9pm-midnight, $8, Neo, 2350 N Clark St (south of Fullerton), 773-528-2622

Saturday
Mods vs. Rockers at Delilah's
WHEELIES

Mods vs. Rockers at Delilah's

Here, Italian transportation and British rock are brought together, starting with an afternoon scooter and vintage cycle show at Delilah's, after which a caravan will head to the Bottom Lounge for English pub food and a Jam tribute band. Start revving your Vespa now.

Sunday
Brunch with a Shave at Balsan
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Brunch with a Shave at Balsan

There will be housemade doughnuts for Dad. There will be steak and eggs for Dad. There will be a free beer for Dad. But the elegant folks at the Elysian want to ensure that Dad looks his best, so there'll be a shave at the hotel's men's salon for him too. Just try not to get shaving cream in his coffee.

Jun 20, 10am-3pm, $38, Balsan, 11 E Walton St (at Rush and State), 312-646-1400

Wednesday
The Cultural Pick
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Catch the Metropolitan Opera in High-Def

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Catch the Metropolitan Opera in High-Def

For six weeks this summer, including this week's presentation of Romeo et Juliette, the Showplace Icon Theatre is screening encore performances from New York's Metropolitan Opera's past season, recorded live in HD. Just remember, opera goes down a bit smoother with a box of bacon popcorn and a glass of champagne during intermission.

411: Wednesdays, Jun 23-Jul 28, 6:30pm, $15, The Showplace Icon Theatre, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, 312-564-2104
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