Things to do for May 05, 2011

The Weekender

Tequila, the Derby and Naked Star Wars

The weekend is honking its own horn.

Thursday
Cinco de Mayo at Zocalo
HOOK, LINE AND CINCO

Cinco de Mayo at Zocalo

Today is all about the lights, the sounds, the tequila and, of course, the fiesta-ing. Conveniently, it happens to be Cinco de Mayo. You’ll find all in abundance at this handsome Ricardo Montalbán of a Mexican boîte, along with mariachi bands, Mexican DJs, tequila giveaways and $5 margaritas. Viva you.

May 5, 6pm, Zocalo, 358 W Ontario St (between Orleans and Kingsbury), 312-302-9977

Saturday
Chicago q Derby Day Party
HAT TRICKS

Chicago q Derby Day Party

Bets placed. Fingers crossed. You feel it in your bones: that little filly of yours is going to take home Best Derby Hat at this party (along with $100). Now, on with the horse race, $5 mint juleps, bourbon flights, smoked ham sliders and pork belly deviled eggs.

May 7, 10am, Chicago q, 1160 N Dearborn St (between Elm and Division), 312-642-1160

Nude Star Wars Burlesque Auditions
FORCE FLEX

Nude Star Wars Burlesque Auditions

You’ve always wanted to be a big-time theatrical producer. Well, the bumpers and grinders behind Super Mario burlesque are casting for their next piece this weekend: an all-female Star Wars nude revue. They’re also casting for producers. We think you’ve found your Cats.

Biscuit Contest at Bangers & Lace
KING BISCUIT

Biscuit Contest at Bangers & Lace

Croissan’wich. Egg McMuffin. You can do better. Build-your-own biscuit sandwich at Bangers & Lace (your palette offers four kinds of sausage). If the owners like it enough, they’ll add it to the menu under your name for a month. Hopefully your name isn’t Monte Cristo.

Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm, Bangers & Lace, 1670 W Division St (at Paulina), 773-252-6499

Sunday
Mother’s Day Brunch Cupcakes
MOTHER LODE

Mother’s Day Brunch Cupcakes

Oh, yeah. Right, right, right. Mother’s Day. No, of course you didn’t forget. In fact, you’ve combined her two favorite things: brunch and cupcakes. This quartet offers flavors of bacon-and-waffles, cinnamon roll, cappuccino and I ♥ Mom chocolate cream for dessert. You know how she likes dessert.

Available now, More Cupcakes, 1 E Delaware Pl (at State), 312-951-0001

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