Things to do for June 02, 2011

The Weekender

Beer Boots, Rodman and Barrels of Sangria

The weekend hopes you like jammin’, too.

Thursday
Maifest Begins in Lincoln Square
STEIN WAY

Maifest Begins in Lincoln Square

It’s not summer until you have your first sip of beer. And if said beer happens to come from a big glass boot—and is spelled bier—that probably just means you’ve stumbled upon Chicago’s unofficial start of street fest season and summer’s answer to Oktoberfest. Wear breathable lederhosen.

Jun 2, 5-9:30pm, check website for weekend hours, Lincoln Ave and Leland Ave, 773-561-9181, more info here

Dennis Rodman at the Mid
WORM HOLE

Dennis Rodman at the Mid

Oh, the ’90s. You remember them... sort of. Somewhere between the Pets.com frenzy and buying lemon drops for Rodman at Crobar, things are fuzzy. So when the Worm himself hosts a night of thumping DJs and general mayhem, you’ll be there—because he still owes you a drink.

Jun 2, 10pm-4am, $10 after 11:30pm, The Mid Chicago, 306 N Halsted St (at W Fulton St), 312-265-3990

Friday
Sangria Barrels at Bull & Bear
ROLL OUT

Sangria Barrels at Bull & Bear

The table tapper thing at Bull & Bear is old hat. You need a challenge: like 72 ounces of pomegranate sangria hauled to your table in a wooden barrel keg. Which, come to think of it, is also how you drink your dirty martinis.

Available now, Bull & Bear, 431 N Wells St (at W Hubbard St), 312-527-5973

Sunday
Made-to-Measure Shirts at Dose Market
UNO DOSE

Made-to-Measure Shirts at Dose Market

Flea markets. Not your scene. Now replace the word “flea” with “custom-measured Hamilton shirts from Apartment Number 9,” “pocket squares from Artfully Disheveled” and “tees from Sofia Vintage,” and you’ll start to get it. Add gourmet snow cones and meat from Old Town Social and you’ll actually go.

Pre-Beach Brunch at Mickey’s
SOMETHING SHADEY

Pre-Beach Brunch at Mickey’s

You’re heading to the beach. You realize you’ve forgotten your sunglasses. Simple solution: pull into Mickey’s patio, where everyone gets a complimentary pair of shades. You’ll, of course, order a few Bloody Marys, some french toast and Egg Mick Muffins as a polite thank you.

Sundays through Labor Day, 11am-2pm, Mickey’s, 2450 N Clark St, 773-435-0007

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