Things to do for April 07, 2011

The Weekender

Beer Parties, Champagne Soirees and the White Sox

The weekend is wearing wingtip cleats.

Thursday
Artisan Bar at the Stadium Club
EARLY DRAFT

Artisan Bar at the Stadium Club

Today, you may have been distracted at the Cell. Home opener. A new bar. Minnie Miñoso’s surprisingly powerful fastball. But, psst: tucked away in the corner of the Stadium Club, there’s another new bar specializing in craft beer, with a dozen available. Hope for extra innings.

Fifth Anniversary at David Burke’s
BURKE DAY PARTY

Fifth Anniversary at David Burke’s

Five years ago, a plucky upstart from New York elbowed his way into town with nothing but a salt cave and a dream. The executive chef and Goose Island toast the achievement at this party with Citrine Bombshell ale, their new collaboration. But bring whatever bombshell you have available.

Saturday
Champagne and Dancing at N9NE
BUBBLE PARTY

Champagne and Dancing at N9NE

The night is young. The air, crisp. The atmosphere, charged. Yep, this is champagne weather. So we expect you’ll be making the most of it at this massive DJ-fueled blowout rife with bubbly, vodka and scotch. Plus, proceeds help a kids charity. That’s you: always giving.

CHIRP Record Fair
WAX TRACKS

CHIRP Record Fair

You know it and we know it: the value of your collection of vintage polka albums is finally peaking. Find a good home for it at this annual convention of vinyl record enthusiasts. Grabbing people’s records and pretending to “scratch” them, DJ-style: discouraged.

Apr 9-10, 10am-5pm, $7 (or $5 with flyer), 1340 W Washington Blvd, 773-828-8289

Sunday
Iron Chef Viewing Party at Taxim
IRON AGE

Iron Chef Viewing Party at Taxim

You love a good secret. Better yet: a good secret ingredient. Even better yet: duck gyros. Taxim chef David Schneider takes his Grecian-honed culinary mastery to Iron Chef this Sunday. After a screening of the episode, you’ll be able to order some of his televised creations. Basically, it’s like edible TV.

Apr 10, 9pm, special menu after 10pm, Taxim, 1558 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-252-1558

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