Things to do for April 28, 2011

The Weekender

Cheerleaders, Moonshine and Insane Poultry

The weekend has knighted you for the occasion.

Thursday
Wine Country, Delivered... for 42% Off
PERK ALERT

Wine Country, Delivered... for 42% Off

Imagine a wine tasting in Napa Valley. The crowds. The cabernets. Comparing notes with a ringer for Virginia Madsen. But you don’t have time for all that, so we’re getting you six mini-bottles of top-tier vino to try. And giving you $30 towards a bottle of your favorite. Virginia approves.

The Moonshine Flight at Bridge Bar
WHITE LIGHTNING STRIKE

The Moonshine Flight at Bridge Bar

Good things come in threes: wishes, stooges and now, whiskey. Bridge Bar is offering four new flights of the good stuff, ranging from fine Kentucky bourbon to our favorite, the White Dog—a trio of unaged whiskeys, also known as the hat trick of moonshine.

Available now, Bridge Bar, 315 N LaSalle St (at the River), 312-822-0100

Art Chicago After-Party at Lumen
THE ART OF TEQUILA

Art Chicago After-Party at Lumen

The Art Chicago preview is tonight at the Merchandise Mart. But the after-party, featuring gratis tequila, could really benefit from your renowned cocktailing connoisseurship. As you know, with great taste comes great responsibility.

Crazy Chickens Opens in Lakeview
CLUCKIN’ NUTS

Crazy Chickens Opens in Lakeview

We’re not here to defend the name. We know. Crazy Chickens. Kind of goofy. But trust us. This tiny specialist in spit-roasted, free-range birds is going to be a lifesaver when you’re short on time and a barbecue-sauce-slathered bird is the only thing that can save your evening. Again.

Now open, Crazy Chickens, 606 W Barry Ave (at Broadway), 773-661-9997

Friday
Unlimited Fish & Chips at Blokes & Birds
A ROYAL

Unlimited Fish & Chips at Blokes & Birds

We’ll make an assumption. Tomorrow at 5am, you’ll be doing what you’re normally doing: just going to bed. So tomorrow night, the Anglophiles at Blokes & Birds will rerun the royal wedding—along with endless fish and chips, Pimm’s Cups and $3 English beer—and help you pretend that you care.

Saturday
Luvabulls Party at Hearts
BULLISH

Luvabulls Party at Hearts

Derrick Rose. Yes, great player. Obviously. But there’s other people to thank for the Bulls’ success. We speak of the cheerleaders, whose tireless pursuit of pep deserves recognition. So this party/rally seems like an appropriate way to give them some. Plus, ordering champagne is great championship celebration practice.

Apr 30, 10pm, $20, Hearts, 1115 N North Branch St, 312-915-0734, RSVP here

Pastoral Artisan Producer Fest
CRAFTY

Pastoral Artisan Producer Fest

You’re a defender of the small guy. You’re also a drinker of his beers and an eater of his fine cheeses. So this artisan producer fest, where craft beer producers and small farmers bring out their best for your inspection, lets you do what you do best on a Saturday afternoon.

Apr 30, 11am-3pm, Pastoral, Chicago French Market, 131 N Clinton St, 312-454-2200

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