Things to do for July 08, 2010

The Weekender

Gumbo, $5 Cocktails and Moonshine

The weekend is wet and sticky.

Thursday
Exotic Road Tripping. Plus: Half Off Your Next Shirt.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Exotic Road Tripping. Plus: Half Off Your Next Shirt.

This week, Perks is getting you a gratis extra day for your next exotic car rental. (Sadly, you’ll still have to give the car back.) You’ll also get half off your next Jeremy Argyle shirt, cut with just enough tail to be tucked, but not so much that you can’t wear the shirt untucked. It’s like the Golden Mean of shirting.

Mac & Min’s Debuts
OH, PO’BOY

Mac & Min’s Debuts

You love alligator po’boys. You just don’t know it yet. So the folks at Jerry’s morphed their little West Loop spot into a N’awlins po’boy shop with fresh shucked oysters, gumbo and muffulettas. You can thank them profusely in person.

Now open, Mac & Min’s, 1045 W Madison St (between Aberdeen and Morgan), 312-563-1008

Gilligan’s Island Cocktails
A THREE (HAPPY) HOUR TOUR

Gilligan’s Island Cocktails

Mary Ann or Ginger: yes, a tired barroom debate. But throw a Mrs. Howell into the mix and suddenly things get interesting again (especially when one of you is loaded with bubbly and liqueur). You’ll find a whole list of Gilligan’s Island-inspired libations at Custom House—but no coconut-shell cups.

Saturday
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
BUN IN THE SUN

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

The Gin Blossoms and 10,000 Maniacs provide the soundtrack as you power through burgers from the Bad Apple, Goose Island and other local burger-meisters at the new street fest. Finally, your love of hamburger is married to your love of ’90s music. Your move, blues and barbecue.

Hamper McBee at Intuit
MOONSHINY HAPPY PEOPLE

Hamper McBee at Intuit

When a singer’s official bio lists “raconteur” and “moonshiner,” you know you’re in for an entertaining evening. Pull up a seat to celebrate the release of Hamper McBee’s new album of mountain ditties with a screening of a ’70s documentary about his rum-running ways. No revenuers allowed.

Jul 10, 6pm, Intuit, 756 N Milwaukee Ave (south of Chicago), 312-243-9088

Sunday
World Cup Finals at English
VUVUZELA

World Cup Finals at English

Now that you’ve mastered both the Dutch and the Spanish national anthem on vuvuzela, join other well-informed soccer enthusiasts like Chicago Fire’s Patrick Nyarko as they gather at English for beer specials and British pub food. You were rooting for them, anyhow.

Jul 11, 1-5pm, English, 444 N LaSalle Dr (between Illinois and Hubbard), 312-222-6200

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