Things to do for June 23, 2011

The Weekender

Whiskey and Ice Cream, Models and Vodka, Dogs and Bars

The weekend will not be televised (though parts will be videotaped).

Thursday
Friday
JBar’s Pop-Up Ice Cream Shop
AN ICE-COLD SCOTCH

JBar’s Pop-Up Ice Cream Shop

Scotch. Bourbon. Rye. You’ve loved whiskey in all its vast splendor. Then, suddenly, JBar decides it should pop up a two-hour ice cream shop at its entrance once a week. And you meet their masterpiece: scotch-caramel ice cream. Suddenly, love blooms again.

Jun 24, 3-5pm, JBar, 610 N Rush St (at the James Hotel), 312-660-7200

Doggy Happy Hour at Franklin Tap
HAIR OF THE DOG

Doggy Happy Hour at Franklin Tap

Friday, as you know, is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Okay, maybe you didn’t. But after work, you’ll decompress over a Mutt-Tini (vodka, grapefruit, grenadine), $5 shrimp cocktails and pork quesadillas. For the dog, free treats and cold water. Of course, this would be your turn to buy.

Jun 24, 5pm, Franklin Tap, 325 S Franklin St (at Jackson), 312-212-3262

Saturday
Publican’s Food Drive
DRIVE TIME

Publican’s Food Drive

You know what feels good. Giving. Helping. Caring. Also in that whole “feeling good” category: drinking. So a food drive where you’ll receive Publican’s own beer (the Zephyr) for your canned items ranks somewhere near genius on the indulgence scale.

Jun 25, 1:30-3:30pm, The Publican, 837 W Fulton Market (at Green), 312-733-9555

Pitcher Saturdays at Theory
PITCHER THIS

Pitcher Saturdays at Theory

You can easily stop at one. Not a problem. For instance, after you summon one $10 60-ounce pitcher of sangria, John Daly (a boozy Arnold Palmer) or vodka lemonade to your sidewalk perch, you’re pretty much set. As for the rest of your companions...

Saturdays, Theory, 9 W Hubbard St (between State and Dearborn), 312-644-0004

Sunday
Custo Fashion Show & Tzar After-Party
MODEL BEHAVIOR

Custo Fashion Show & Tzar After-Party

Sunday night is your time to get grounded for the week ahead. Naturally, you try to surround yourself with as many leggy models, South American DJs, fresh sushi rolls and glasses of champagne and/or vodka as possible. This fashion show/after-party should help you get your head together.

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