Things to do for June 16, 2011

The Weekender

Boozy Snow Cones, Block Parties and Brunch with Dad

The weekend shall teach Hef to love again.

After Dark at the Adler

After Dark at the Adler

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.

Jun 16, 6:30-10:30pm, $10-$15 at door, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, 312-922-7827

Bodega No. 5 Opens Under Mercat

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.

Now open, Bodega No. 5, 638 S Michigan Ave (at E Balbo Ave), 312-765-0524

Wrigleyville Block Party

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

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.

Sat-Sun, Market, 1113 W Randolph St (between N May St and N Aberdeen St), 312-929-4787, see the menu

An Outdoor Disco Brunch

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.)

Sundays starting Jun 19, 2-10pm, Vertigo Sky Lounge, 2 W Erie St (at the Dana Hotel), 312-202-6060

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