Time flies when you're watching Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan do whatever they've been doing in that DJ booth for the past year. But Crimson Lounge celebrates turning 1 with even more girlie action: DJ Kiss and a performance by Belmont Burlesque.
Things to do for July 17, 2008
The Weekend Starts Here
The weekend is the Alfred to your Batman.
You're a busy person, so here's a tip: Combine partying, shopping and a little charity work into a single night. Akira's North Avenue locations are hosting shindigs celebrating six years, with discounts, free drinks and donations made to Chicago eco-cause Gateway Green.
We love mature women, so the thought of lovely, roller-skating hoards of them taking over the Loop is irresistible. The 14-mile Road Rave will feature rolling cougars, cougarettes and admirers touring the Viagra Triangle in the wildest cougar sighting this side of Roscoe Village.
Cat's Meow Opening Weekend
Power promoters Arman Razavi and ZJ Javan give you three good reasons to head out to opening weekend of their West Town playpen: alfresco food, drinks and, yes, music. Check it out Friday to celebrate late-night impresario Dion Antic's birthday. Just cough up the password: "hairball."
While everyone else will be crowding upstairs for 50-percent-off final markdowns at this legendary Oak Street menswear purveyor, the smartest money is in the oft-overlooked basement level, where Adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto haute couture kicks are the weekend's real steal.
Red Ivy and Uncle Fatty's Hawaiian Parties
You're a man who likes options, so we're giving you two Wrigleyville Hawaiian parties. Red Ivy offers hula dancers, roasted pigs and fire dancers. Uncle Fatty's hosts a charity luau featuring top-shelf booze and raffles for an iPhone and a trip to—yep, you guessed it—Mexico.