Nightlife

Lollapaloozapalooza

Because Three Days of Music Isn’t Enough...

Scheduling conflicts. In life, as in Lollapalooza, they’re unavoidable. While you won’t be able to catch every single act this weekend, you can always fill in the gaps with an after-party or two (or five). Herewith, a guide to the pre- and post-show activities.

Friday
Dare to Dream Benefit with MGMT
MGMT MATERIAL

Dare to Dream Benefit with MGMT

Here’s your dilemma: overlapping Sunday sets pit that DJ duo known as Flosstradamus against the ubiquitous hipster band MGMT. So our advice: kick with the locals at Grant Park, but catch MGMT when they headline a fund-raiser for an education charity on Friday. Besides, you like to put the kids first.

Lady Gaga After-Party at Crescendo
GOING GAGA

Lady Gaga After-Party at Crescendo

On stage at Lolla, the Strokes will be rocking. Jimmy Cliff will be jamming. Lady Gaga will be... gaga-ing. All at the exact same time. But since you’re not one to let a good spectacle go to waste, this sultry nightclub is hosting a fashion show inspired by the singer, which means only two things: Girls. In bubble dresses. That’s all you really ever need.

Aug 6, 10pm-4am, $20, Crescendo, 222 W Ontario St (between Wells and Franklin), 312-787-6060

Rock the Rabbit Party at Underground
BUNNY HOP

Rock the Rabbit Party at Underground

At the celeb hangout Underground, you’ll be treated to DJ sets from the front man of Semi Precious Weapons, a performance by Mike Posner and (we almost forgot) the hospitality of various Playboy Bunnies. They’ll treat you like Hef—by which we mean they’ll probably have to yell for you to hear them.

Aug 6, 9pm, The Underground, 56 W Illinois St (between Dearborn and Clark), 312-644-7600

Saturday
Bottom Lounge After-Party
JUKEBOX HERO

Bottom Lounge After-Party

Usually, 1:45 on Friday afternoons finds you hard at work solving another great dilemma (for instance, SPF 15 or 30...). So if you can’t wrangle an excuse to catch spritely pop outfit Jukebox the Ghost during the day, Bottom Lounge on Saturday night is a good solution. It’s free, so no need to get a receipt to cover your tax write-off.

Video Gaming at Debonair Social Club
SPEED METAL

Video Gaming at Debonair Social Club

Sure, there’ll be a few tents stuffed with video games, comfy couches and cold air at Lolla. But say something distracts you from going—like a gazillion bands playing outside. To help you make up for lost time, Debonair will be hosting a night of racing games, while DJs like Bam Margera and Danny Masterson try to get your motor running.

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