Things to do for June 25, 2010

The Weekender

Nude Models, Free Bacon and Jeremy Piven

The weekend is your equalizer.

Friday
Michael Jackson Meets Rocky Horror
THRILLERS

Michael Jackson Meets Rocky Horror

In case your Friday nights haven’t been freaky enough, Excalibur is rolling out moonwalks and sweet transvestites (in that order). First, a Michael Jackson impersonator takes the stage paying homage to the gloved one, followed by a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show—which is like Thriller with fishnets.

June 25, $15, doors at 9:30pm, performance at 10:30pm, Excalibur, 640 N. Dearborn Ave (at Ontario), 312-266-1944

Saturday
USA Soccer at SmallBar Division
JUST FOR KICKS

USA Soccer at SmallBar Division

Team USA has been impressive so far, so SmallBar wants you there bright and early Saturday morning to cheer them on against Ghana. They’re bringing in another 50-inch TV for the occasion and also selling beer—by the pound—as a wake-up call. Sort of like a liquid vuvuzela.

June 26, 8:30am, SmallBar Division, 2049 W Division St (between Hoyne and Damen), 773-772-2727

An Erotic Art Show
DIRTY PICTURES

An Erotic Art Show

At this art opening, you’ll gaze upon everything from portraits of ‘80s porn stars (turned into kitschy wooden plaques) to nude models who will Skype in so you can practice your sketching. Which is exactly how Picasso started.

June 26, 7-10pm, In a Plain Brown Wrapper, Johalla Projects, 1561 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor

Piven Theater Gala
ARI ARRIVAL

Piven Theater Gala

The annual gala to support the Piven Theatre kicks off this year with a dinner at Sunda, followed by a little elbow-rubbing and elbow-bending with Jeremy at Rockit. You’ll also be able to enter to win an Entourage walk-on role. Maybe Piven can hook you up with a good agent.

June 26, VIP $300, 5pm-7:30, Sunda, 110 W. Illinois St; $125 cocktail party only, 6:30-10pm, Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, 847-866-8049

The Cultural Pick
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The Best of Second City, Live

REPEATING THE PAST

The Best of Second City, Live

The legendary improv troupe's traveling tours are bringing you a "best of" with a twist: instead of just rehashing sketches from the greats (think Aykroyd, Farley, Colbert), they're updating them with topical references to today's headlines. It turns out that jokes about the Cubs' foibles are timeless.

411: Jun 26, 8pm, $15-$20, Second City Theater, 1616 N Wells St, 312-337-3992
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Sunday
New Brunch at the Portage
TRUE GRITS

New Brunch at the Portage

Barely out of the gate, this Portage Park gastropub is luring you out of bed on Sunday morning with shrimp and grits, steak and eggs and its Boozy French Toast, spiked with a little Grand Marnier. But it’s still BYOB, so you’re in charge of spiking everything else.

Sundays starting June 27, 9am-1:30pm, The Portage, 3938 N Central Ave (between Irving Park and Dakin), 773-853-0779

Gratis Bacon at Old Town Social
SOCIAL-ISM

Gratis Bacon at Old Town Social

The all-day Sunday party at Old Town Social brings you $1 bar snacks, $2 charcuterie, and $25 bottles of cava. But mimosas are on the house with your brunch entree. Better yet, if you just order a beer, they’ll throw in a plate of house-cured bacon. Now that’s a chaser.

Sundays, brunch served 11am-2pm, live music at 8pm, Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave (at Cleveland), 312-266-2277

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