Things to do for August 25, 2011

The Weekender

Pigs, Whiskey and Bow Ties

The weekend would like to invite you to its pied-à-terre.

Thursday
Saturday
Fashion, Beer and Whiskey at Moonshine
ROCK THE RUNWAY

Fashion, Beer and Whiskey at Moonshine

Your favorite place for a little alfresco whiskey, beer and barbecue is branching out into the next logical arena: fashion. It’s hosting an all-day style/shopping fest in its parking lot, culminating around 6pm with red-carpet photographers, DJs and models strutting the catwalk... possibly licking barbecue sauce from their fingers.

Aug 27, 10am-10pm, no cost, Moonshine, 1824 W Division St (at Marion), 773-862-8686

Sunday
Rye, Rock and Roasted Pig
THE THREE Rs

Rye, Rock and Roasted Pig

Ethyl’s is going all out for this whiskey-and-pork-apalooza: there’s a 100-pound spit-roasted pig, a live rock band on the patio and $5 rye cocktails. Because if there’s anything you demand with 100-pound pig, it’s a cold Sazerac.

World’s Largest Bow-Tie Tying Event
TIE TRYING

World’s Largest Bow-Tie Tying Event

Finally, your chance to help set the world record for the most people tying a bow tie at once—yes, the Guinness people will be there counting. The Tie Bar’s also donating 15 bucks to Goodwill for the first 500 people who sign up. We knew you’d use your sense of style for good.

Aug 28, 2-4pm, no cost, The Tie Bar, Millennium Park, Wrigley Square (corner of Michigan and Randolph), RSVP here

Whiskey and Vintage Motorcycles
CODE REV

Whiskey and Vintage Motorcycles

Your taste in cars: impeccable. Your appetite for hamburgers: unstoppable. Your thirst for whiskey: say no more. You’ll satisfy all of the above at Porkchop’s new weekly vintage car rally. Nothing gets you hungry like vintage hogs.

Sundays through Oct 30, 5pm-midnight, Porkchop, 941 W Randolph St (between Sangamon and Morgan), 312-733-9333

Monday
The Perfect Millennium Park Date
PHAT TONI’S

The Perfect Millennium Park Date

The end of summer draws nigh. The perfect Millennium Park picnic date... also kind of nigh. To make it happen, all you need is everything... and fast. The new Loop patisserie Toni’s has crusty French bread, croissants, éclairs, charcuterie and the all-important pork rillette baguette sandwich. Pritzker Pavilion does the rest.

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