Things to do for July 28, 2011

The Weekender

Free Vodka, Sliders and Paul McCartney

The weekend would never even dream of locking you out.

Thursday
Division Ale House Vodka Party
IT TAKES TWO

Division Ale House Vodka Party

Traditionally, you celebrate someone’s second anniversary with cotton. Hmm. Seems kind of arbitrary. It makes much more sense to celebrate with complimentary vodka, Green Line beer, sliders and corned beef rolls. At least it does if you’re this Irish bar in Wicker Park.

Friday
Boozy Soft-Serve. This Is Happening.
SMOOTH BOOZE

Boozy Soft-Serve. This Is Happening.

This annual street fest celebrates the fecund imagination and talent of Logan Square in all of its many mediums: oils, sculpture, music and, of course, soft-serve ice cream. The Boiler Room will be doling out its delicious, creamy, beer-flavored masterpieces all afternoon.

Jul 29, 4-11pm; Jul 30-31, noon-11pm, $10 for three-day pass, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, along N Milwaukee Ave (between California and Kimball), 773-278-4257

Gypsy Pop-Up Restaurant
EASY COME, EASY GO

Gypsy Pop-Up Restaurant

Should you develop a taste for something beyond beer-flavored ice cream and fried street food at the fest, you’ll find all the risotto balls, duck tacos and crepes you desire at this smoky, weekend-only wisp of a restaurant. However, a mojito sorbet is on standby.

Jul 29, 4-11pm; Jul 30-21, noon-11pm, Gypsy at Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N Milwaukee Ave (between Medill and Belden), 773-342-2333 

Salsa Competition at Nacional 27
HAVANA A BALL

Salsa Competition at Nacional 27

Your eyes are seductive. Your moves unparalleled. Your sense of rhythm, flawless. Surely, there must be a dance floor nearby... and maybe some rum. Ah, yes: try this salsa dance-off. The top prize is a trip to Puerto Rico, perhaps the only place big enough to contain your cha-cha-cha.

Jul 29, 9:30pm, $10, Nacional 27, 325 W Huron St (at Franklin), 312-664-2727

Sunday
Paul McCartney Pre-Party
LIVE AND LET EAT

Paul McCartney Pre-Party

Paul McCartney and Billy Dec. An unlikely duo, sure. Yet Rockit plays a supporting slot of sorts with a two-hour pre-McCartney party across the street from Wrigley. Fill up on pizza, wings and sliders—oh, and there’s an open bar. Never see a living legend on an empty stomach.

Jul 31 and Aug 1, Rockit Wrigley, 3700 N Clark (at Waveland), 773-645-4400

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