Things to do for July 22, 2010

The Weekender

Chocolate Martinis, Oysters and James Brown

The weekend needs all hands on deck.

Thursday
Martinis, Duck Tamales and Depp. Plus: Lollapalooza and Scotch Chocolate Bars.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Martinis, Duck Tamales and Depp. Plus: Lollapalooza and Scotch Chocolate Bars.

This week, Perks is hooking you up with a gratis duck confit and foie gras tamale when you have a martini flight during a screening of Public Enemies at The Terrace at Conrad. Also: gratis bottles, exclusive after-party access and 20% off your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel during Lollapalooza. And finally, 40% off your next purchase of six scotch chocolate bars. Yes, we said scotch chocolate bars.

Cocktails Debut at the Portage
MALT-O-MEAL

Cocktails Debut at the Portage

The Portage’s liquor license has finally arrived, bringing with it craft beer, strong whiskey and The Malted Milk Ball, a vanilla vodka and malted milk powder concoction. Which should bring your long, dry, chocolate-martini-less spell to an end.

Now available, The Portage, 3938 N Central Ave (near Irving Park), 773-853-0779

BASIL

BASIL

Basil Hayden's
The #4 Burger at DMK Burger Bar

ALBUQUERQUE WAY

The #4 Burger at DMK Burger Bar

A good whiskey and a good burger: it’s hard to argue with that logic. But when that burger happens to be a majestic beast topped with smoky bacon, Jack cheese and a fried egg, and crowned with roasted Hatch chiles from New Mexico—well, let’s just say logic doesn’t have much to do with it anymore.

411: DMK Burger Bar, 2954 N Sheffield Ave (at Wellington), 773-360-8686
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James Brown Party at the Shrine
A MAN’S WORLD

James Brown Party at the Shrine

At its tribute to the hardest-working man in show business, the soul emporium will throw down a fantastically sweaty mix of the Godfather’s classic hits and rarities alongside its usual funk-soul-disco-fueled madness. Plus, the night begins with a free vodka party for the first hour. You will indeed feel good.

Friday
Martini Lunch at District Bar
THREE OF A KIND

Martini Lunch at District Bar

Steaks were eaten. Oysters downed. Gin evaluated... assiduously. Yes, you had quite a week. Relive it at the swanky River North sports lounge, which is saluting the original power lunch era with a Mad Men-inspired meat-and-potatoes three-course lunch—each paired with a martini. Power nap not included.

Fridays through Aug 6, 11am-5pm, $25, District Bar, 170 W Ontario St, 312-337-3477

Healthy Living (and Drinking) at Y Bar
TO YOUR HEALTH

Healthy Living (and Drinking) at Y Bar

We can think of no finer place to keep yourself physically and spiritually in tune than visiting a health expo... held at a bar. This organic vodka-enhanced evening features yoga instructors, acupuncture demonstrations, Thai masseurs and belly dancing. Try not to spill your drink.

Jul 23, 7-10pm, $10, Y Bar, 224 W Ontario St (between Wells and Franklin), 312-274-1880

Saturday
UD-Heineken Light Rooftop Party
AIR TIGHT

UD-Heineken Light Rooftop Party

We cannot disclose the top-secret location of this soiree. We can only reveal that it will be somewhere in River North. On a rooftop. With lots and lots of ice-cold beer. And More cupcakes. One other secret: email us saying why you should be there, and you might just get admission for you and a guest.

Email us why you should be there, and you might just get admission for you and a guest

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