Things to do for July 24, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend wants you to hold out for more.

Thursday
Passport Thursdays at SushiSamba Rio
THURSDAY ROOFING IT

Passport Thursdays at SushiSamba Rio

You never need much of an excuse for rooftop cocktails at this River North summer staple, so a bevy of Ford Models parading around during the launch of its globally inspired fashion series seems like extra mint in your caipirinha.

411: 8pm-2am, Thursdays, SushiSamba Rio, 504 N. Wells St (between Grand and Illinois), 312-595-2300

Friday
His Stuff Chicago
FRIDAY SALE-ING

His Stuff Chicago

You've been known to wriggle out of your share of sticky situations, but for the muggy August weather that awaits, the only rescue is a crisp new wardrobe. Get first dibs on Friday when summerwear from Hugo Boss, Victorionix and C'N'C drops by as much as 50 percent.

411: Starts July 25, His Stuff Chicago, 5314 N. Clark St (at Sumerdale Ave) and 3162 N. Broadway (at Briar)

Friday
Y Bar's New Bottle Service
FRIDAY MUDDLING

Y Bar's New Bottle Service

River North's minimalist lounge finally introduces mojitos this weekend with a $175 Bacardi Mojito bottle service package. You save $75 from the regular price, and, for no extra charge, they'll throw in the muddling.

411: 9pm-2am, July 25, Y Bar, 224 W. Ontario St (between Wells and Franklin), 312-787-2355, call to reserve or text "Global Y" to 46786

Friday
'Stuff White People Like' Author
FRIDAY SNARKING

'Stuff White People Like' Author

Know what white people like? Ironic blogs. Know what they love? Ironic blogs made into books. And if you want to see their eyes really roll back into their heads, check out White People author Christian Lander at the Book Cellar.

411: 7 pm, July 25, The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave (between Lawrence and Leland), 773-293-2665

Saturday
8th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race
SATURDAY DRAGONS

8th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race

You may prefer the death race otherwise known as finding a parking spot in Chinatown Square, but the spectacle of 28 ornate dragon boats churning down the South Branch of the Chicago River isn't exactly without its charms, if not the dents.

Sunday
Aaron Baddeley at Original Penguin
SUNDAY CHIPPING

Aaron Baddeley at Original Penguin

You may be a Sunday duffer, but you'd still never miss an opportunity to get that edge on the green. Hit up 27-year-old PGA player Aaron Baddeley for backswing tips when he makes an in-store appearance at the new Penguin shop.

411: 2-6pm, July 27, Original Penguin, 901 N, Rush St (at Delaware), 312-475-0792

Sunday
Curds & Ale II
SUNDAY CURDLING

Curds & Ale II

Join the Chicago Beer Society as they close out this week's American Cheese Society Conference and Competition with a pairing party. Wait—there's a Chicago Beer Society? We do like that cheese is now a competitive sport.

411: $35, 2-5:30pm, July 27, Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave (at State), 312-755-9339, beerline: 773-905-ALES

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