Things to do for July 15, 2010

The Weekender

Bikinis, Pig Roasts and Fiji Parties

The weekend will carry your amp.

Thursday
Akira Men’s Store Fiji Party
THE ISLANDERS

Akira Men’s Store Fiji Party

Shopping: admittedly, not your favorite after-work activity. So let’s sweeten the pot with a buy-two-get-one-free sale. Then put a pig roast on the sidewalk, add an indoor waterfall near the denim, sprinkle in a few tropical dancers, and mix in lots of vodka. All you have to do is stir.

Jul 15, 4-9pm, Akira Men’s Store, 1910 W North Ave (between Wolcott and Winchester), 312-423-6693

Penguin Summer Anniversary Sale
THE PENGUINS

Penguin Summer Anniversary Sale

Your golf game could use a shake-up. Yes, it’s time for plaid. A few classic looks from Penguin should keep things interesting, especially when everything’s 30% off and there will be ice-cold rum cocktails and a fully loaded dessert cart present. Just like on your golf cart.

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Smoked Sweetbreads at Longman & Eagle

SMOKED STUFF

Smoked Sweetbreads at Longman & Eagle

You’ve got a long night ahead of you. Keep your stamina up with house-smoked, butter-basted sweetbreads served on a bed of piquillo peppers, cured olives and fava beans. It’s a perfect smoky-sweet match for bourbon. Also: it’s what the French Popeye eats.

411: Longman & Eagle, 2657 N Kedzie Ave (at Schubert), 773-276-7110
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South Beach Nights in Chicago
MIAMI HEAT

South Beach Nights in Chicago

This whole LeBron thing. You’re still trying to make sense of it. A good night of Miami-inspired rooftop cocktailing, bikini fashion shows and live Latin music should help. Add a little nosh from Natalino’s and Sunda to understand yourself a little better too.

Jul 15, $40 online/$50 at the door, 7-10pm, Lacuna Artist Lofts and Studios, 2150 S Canalport Ave, tickets here

Friday
Paddy Long’s Pig Roast
PIG ON THE BARBIE

Paddy Long’s Pig Roast

A tiny neighborhood Irish pub. A fat pig braised in Australian pilsner. Topped with bacon. Yes, beautiful, crazy, glorious things are about to go down this weekend. And we haven’t even gotten to the unlimited potato salad.

Jul 16-17, 7pm, $22, Paddy Long’s, 1028 W Diversey (between Sheffield and Racine), 773-290-6988

UD HOOKUP: Mention UrbanDaddy and they’ll take $10 off your bill.

Saturday
Small Plates at La Trattoria del Merlo
LITTLER ITALY

Small Plates at La Trattoria del Merlo

It’s summer. You’re taking it easy. And so the cozy Trattoria is following your lead by whittling the entire menu into small-plates portion sizes. You’ll nibble your way through salamis, spaghettis and the occasional rum-and-grenadine-soaked angel food cake—actually, no need to take it easy on that one.

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