Things to do for June 16, 2011
Boozy Snow Cones, Block Parties and Brunch with Dad
The weekend shall teach Hef to love again.
The moonlight. The twinkling of stars. The cocktails. The thumping house music. God, how you love science. Head down to the Adler Planetarium for this monthly shindig, which gives you full run of the museum to test your theory about solar flares and mojitos.
Bodega No. 5 Opens Under Mercat
Spain. You don’t get there enough. So Mercat a la Planxa has turned its downstairs lounge into a tapas café, where almost everything—from Peppers and Onion Bocadillo to coffee served in a disposable French press cup—is $5 or less. Finally, good news for your sangria budget.
Wrigleyville Block Party
The ivy. The seventh-inning stretch. You wouldn’t change Cubs tradition. But you’d be willing to start a few new ones. Like winning a World Series. Or launching a street fest, filled with hot dog vendors, photo booths and a Wii home run derby. Consider it a World Series warm-up.
Boozy Snow Cones at Market
Somewhere amid the drinking and eating marathon that is Taste of Randolph Street, you may decide you need to finally just combine the two. So head up to Market, where you’ll find their boozy snow cones, a delicious synergy of ice and flavored vodka. Here’s to efficiency.
An Outdoor Disco Brunch
You both like to start partying early. You both like to brunch late. Yes, you and Dad are a lot alike (we think it’s genetic). This alfresco brunch party, perched above State Street, is perfect for a few Father’s Day omelets, Kobe sliders, bottles of champagne and dance-offs. (Let Dad win.)