Things to do for July 17, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is the Alfred to your Batman.

Thursday
Crimson 2.0
THURSDAY REDNESS

Crimson 2.0

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.

411: 10pm-2am, Crimson Lounge in Hotel Sax, 333 N. Dearborn St, 312-923-2473

Thursday
Akira's Anniversary Party
THURSDAY SALEABRATING

Akira's Anniversary Party

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.

411: $10 suggested donation, 5-10pm, July 17, 1814-1920 W. North Ave (between Winchester and Wood), 312-423-6693

Friday
Urban Cougar Road Rave
FRIDAY ROLLING

Urban Cougar Road Rave

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.

411: 7:30pm, July 18, Daley Plaza, corner of Clark St and Washington Ave

Friday
Cat's Meow Opening Weekend
FRIDAY PURRING

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."

411: 2700 W. Chicago Ave (at Washtenaw), 773-489-6998

Saturday
George Greene Summer Sale
SATURDAY SALE-ING

George Greene Summer Sale

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.

411: Now through July 31, 49 E. Oak St (between Michigan and Rush), 312-654-2490

Saturday
Red Ivy and Uncle Fatty's Hawaiian Parties
SATURDAY HULA-ING

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.

411: $35, 2-8pm, July 19, Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St, rsvp at 708-636-0909; $45-60, 3-7pm, Uncle Fatty's, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave, 773-477-3661, register here

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