Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

Secret Rooftop Dinners, Foam Parties and Ribs

The weekend is your sonic boom.

Thursday
Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.

This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: gear for the impending season between seasons with half off Steven Alan’s pre-fall collection. Finally, a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.

Friday
Secret Rooftop Dinner in the South Loop
LOFTY CUISINE

Secret Rooftop Dinner in the South Loop

Here’s what we can tell you about this secret-location dinner party: there will be five courses. You’ll be on a warehouse roof. There will be majestic skyline views. There will be cocktails. Wine. More cocktails. Oh, and a DJ. Don’t tell anyone we told you.

Rockin’ on the River Ribfest
RIVER OF SAUCE

Rockin’ on the River Ribfest

There’s a first time for everything, and apparently that includes taking over a massive parking lot in River North and trucking in the best barbecue masters in the country, lots of beer and a surfeit of rock acts like Good Charlotte. Think of it as a stickier Lollapalooza.

Aug 13-14, 11am-10:30pm, Aug 15, 11am-8:30pm, $10/$25, Freedom Center, 560 W Grand Ave (at the River), 312-222-3986

Blues Brothers Screening at Joliet Prison
ON LOCATION

Blues Brothers Screening at Joliet Prison

You watched Michael Bay treat Wacker Drive like his own personal apocalypse for Transformers this summer. But in 1979, the Blues Brothers cut a much funnier swath of destruction. See where it all started at this free screening outside the Old Joliet Prison, an original location used in the film.

Aug 13, 8pm, no cost, Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins Rd, Joliet

Sunday
Basil Hayden's
Bourbon Syrup & Blueberry Corn Cakes at Hearty

STICKY BUSINESS

Bourbon Syrup & Blueberry Corn Cakes at Hearty

Even charming rogues like you raise an eyebrow at a stiff belt of whiskey too early in the morning. But late morning—well, that’s another story. Besides, when Hearty’s blueberry-studded sweet corn cakes are soaked with a bourbon-spiked brown-butter syrup, you’d hate to be seen with a mimosa in your hand.

411: Available during brunch, Sundays, 9am-2pm, Hearty, 3819 N Broadway St, 773-935-5555
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Air & Water Show Brunch at the Hancock
HANCOCKED AND LOADED

Air & Water Show Brunch at the Hancock

The Signature Room, located snugly atop the Hancock, satisfies your penchant for skybox views with the city’s best Air & Water Show views. You’ll be brunching 1,128 feet in the air, filling up at a buffet and treating yourself to an open bar—and all the G’s you can pull.

Foam Party at Green Dolphin Street
FROTH BITE

Foam Party at Green Dolphin Street

It’s late afternoon at Green Dolphin Street. There are a dozen DJs or so getting things thumping. The grassy expanse of a backyard opens up for a complimentary barbecue. Nice enough, you think. But it still needs something. Then, a six-foot wave of downy, soapy foam crashes onto the dance floor. Suddenly... it’s a party.

Aug 15, 3pm-midnight, $5-$15, Green Dolphin Street, 2200 N Ashland, 773-395-0066, RSVP here

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