Things to do for March 31, 2011

The Weekender

Cubs, Champagne and Mix Master Mike

The weekend just knows that this definitely is the year.

Thursday
ManBQue Mustache Bash
BRUSH UP

ManBQue Mustache Bash

A good, solid, no-nonsense mustache is usually its own reward. But if you happen to have one handy tonight, it will also get you $5 off all you-can-eat sliders and all the Goose Island beer you need.

 Mar 31, $20 online, $15 arriving with ’stache, 7-9pm, Rockit, 3700 N Clark St, 773-645-4400

Genuine Night at Paris Club
PARIS AFTER DARK

Genuine Night at Paris Club

Paris after dark. Sultry. Mysterious. Needs better music, though. So at Paris Club’s new Thursday night party, the lights will be turned down low, the DJ turned up, and champagne and escargot will be around every corner. Try to act surprised.

Thursdays, 10pm-2am, Paris Club, 59 W Hubbard St, 312-595-0800

Friday
Breakfast and Baseball at Yak-Zies
EYE OPENER OPENER

Breakfast and Baseball at Yak-Zies

You’re filled with so much hope for the Cubs that you can hardly sleep: which, conveniently, means you can start Opening Day mayhem as early as possible. Look for live bands, Vienna Beef, ice-cold beer and the pervasive aroma of optimism at Yak-Zies’s annual morning melee.

Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike
ODD COUPLE

Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike

Take one rocker DJ from Blink-182. Add the scratch stylist from the Beastie Boys. Put them on a stage in a dark demimonde. Then watch as magic happens. Actually, you only have to do that last bit—Enclave is taking care of the rest.

Apr 1, 9pm, $20, Enclave, 220 W Chicago Ave, 312-654-0234, RSVP for free admission

Saturday
Trovata and Tacos at Apartment No. 9
SPRING FLING

Trovata and Tacos at Apartment No. 9

This extended chilliness can’t last forever. You’ll need summer gear sooner or later. And when you do: bam. Whip out the Trovata you picked up for 10% off at this trunk show. There will be Big Star tacos and drinks, too—sort of a patio preseason warm-up.

Uptown Pie Company Opens
PIE EYED

Uptown Pie Company Opens

Life is full of uncertainty. Doubt. Equivocation. But there is one abiding truth: pie is good. So swing by for a chicken potpie or shrimp cobbler before heading into bourbon pecan or banana cream territory. Which, come to think of it, may introduce more uncertainty.

Starlin Castro at Sprinkles
CUB CAKES

Starlin Castro at Sprinkles

By this time Saturday, the Cubs will have played the first two home games of the season. We don’t know what will happen. But you may need a cupcake. Sprinkles will have special Red Velvet Cubs cupcakes with infielder Starlin Castro to help sell them, which will help your Cupcake Eating Average.

Apr 2, 4-6pm, Sprinkles, 50 E Walton St, 312-573-1600

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