Things to do for July 31, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is turned up to eleven.

Thursday
Marc Burger
THURSDAY BEEF

Marc Burger

You'd kill for a great burger. You'd even jostle tourists at State Street Macy's for one, and that's exactly what it takes for a bite at chef Marcus Samuelsson's new seventh floor destination, featuring cumin-infused turkey burgers with chipotle mayo and good old-fashioned Angus beef.

411: Marc Burger at Macy's, 111 N. State St (between Randolph and Washington), 7th floor, 312-781-4884

Thursday
Rocks Lakeview
THURSDAY MORE BEEF

Rocks Lakeview

This sporty corner bar spinoff of Rocks Lincoln Park opened last night with a juicy ace up its sleeve: a former chef from burger mecca Kuma's Corner. And bonus: You can BYOB for at least another night while they wait for the liquor license.

411: Rocks Lakeview, 3463 N. Broadway (between Cornelia and Stratford), 773-472-0493

Thursday
MOTOROKR Lounge at the Underground
THURSDAY ROCK OUT

MOTOROKR Lounge at the Underground

There'll be plenty of time to sweat with the Lollaheads this weekend, so give yourself an air-conditioned head start. This looks to be the best of tonight's bashes: Katy Perry (who, you may have heard, actually kissed another girl) ignites the Underground's four-day music lineup.

411: July 31, 10pm, The Underground, $20, 56 W. Illinois St (between Wabash and Rush), 312-644-7600

Friday
Club Royale
FRIDAY LOUNGING

Club Royale

The 17-item small-plate menu at this new West Loop champagne-and-sashimi sanctuary features crudo(kumomoto oysters to kanpachi sashimi) and Japanese-influenced hot plates (chili-crusted lamb chops with yuzu-dill). Plus, there's lots of bubbly.

411: Club Royale, 205 N. Peoria St (between Lake and Peoria), 312-666-9400

Friday
European Designer Sale at Chasalla
FRIDAY SALE-ING

European Designer Sale at Chasalla

Discretion is the better part of valor—and, apparently, end-of-season sales. Thanks to Chasalla's European sense of decorum, you have a chance of actually finding your size on marked-down designers at this under-the-radar closeout, including denim by Versace Jeans Couture, Replay, Do Denim and Frankie Morelli.

411: Sale underway, Chasalla, 106 E. Oak St (between Rush and Michigan), 312-640-1940

Saturday
Chicago Scene Annual Boat Party
SATURDAY SAILING

Chicago Scene Annual Boat Party

It's hard to improve the Lake Michigan boating experience, but a DJ and barbecue certainly don't hurt. Get in your yacht, kayak or jet ski and set sail for this groove armada, dropping anchor along the stretch lake-farers have come to know as "The Playpen."

411: Noon-6pm, Lake Shore Drive and Chicago Avenue Beach, just south of Oak Street Beach

Sunday
Sunday Cellar Raid
SUNDAY SIPPING

Sunday Cellar Raid

You know all about the salt cave aging room at David Burke's Primehouse, so it's time to get acquainted with its wine cellar. On Sundays, they're offering 50 percent off wines from a single bin, and you're invited in for a tasting before you select. Which is how it should be.

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