Things to do for May 26, 2011

The Weekender

This Weekend: BBQ, Beer Brunch and Your Hair

The weekend always heats your briquettes.

Thursday
New Happy Hour at Bull & Bear
BULLISH

New Happy Hour at Bull & Bear

Beer. Music. Steak. Yes, this town has a lot going for it. Also: bars that know how to dole them out in equal measure. This new after-work party features only homegrown talent, starting with rockers Train Company, father-and-son brewers Argus Brewery and, of course, you.

Thursdays, 5pm, Bull & Bear, 431 N Wells St (at Hubbard), 312-527-5973

Winchester Club Barbers & Hairdressers
A LITTLE SNIPPY

Winchester Club Barbers & Hairdressers

You’re choosy about who you let near your head with sharp objects. As a consequence, finding a new barber is sometimes a challenge. This new barbershop from the Halo guys does things the old-fashioned way: vintage chairs, precision cuts and free beer on Fridays... the haircut trifecta.

Now open, Winchester Club Barbers & Hairdressers, 1925 W Division St (at Winchester), 773-687-9057

Friday
Haberdash Summer Blowout
DASHING

Haberdash Summer Blowout

Your summer supply of shorts could probably use a refresh right now. While you’re at it: your supply of shoes, socks, Gant, Steven Alan, Rag & Bone, Nudie... all of which will be 20% to 70% off at this storewide sale. You’re nothing if not prepared for the season.

May 27-29, Haberdash, 1350 N Wells St, 312-440-1300; 607 N State St, 312-624-8551

Saturday
Panic Second Annual Barbecue
’CUE THE MUSIC

Panic Second Annual Barbecue

Some Smiths. A little New Order. You really don’t need much else to make a weekly dance party known for cranking up the best of 80s alternative rock a good time. Unless it’s barbecue. Think of “Bizarre Love Triangle” as a song about a beer, an ear of corn and a sexy slab of ribs.

May 28, 8pm-3am, Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago Ave (between Leavitt and Oakley), 773-276-1411

Sunday
Half Acre Beer Brunch at Small Bar
MORNING TOASTING

Half Acre Beer Brunch at Small Bar

Your brunch Bloody Mary’s been doing a heck of a job lately. It deserves Memorial Day weekend off. Conveniently, this beer brunch pairs Half Acre’s top beers with new dishes from Small Bar. You’ve long suspected that the brandy-barrel-aged Ambrosia was the perfect match for a lemon jam buckle.

Pig Roast at the Red Canary
AFTERNOON ROASTING

Pig Roast at the Red Canary

Backyard barbecues will be easy to find this weekend. What you need is the right backyard. Like swanky gastro-lounge Red Canary, featuring endless plates of spit-roasted pork, burgers, brats, chicken and corn on the cob, and a stunning garden. The memories almost make themselves.

May 29, noon-6pm, $20, The Red Canary, 695 N Milwaukee Ave, 312-846-1475

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