Things to do for August 28, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend isn't letting summer go without a fight.

Thursday
Grand River Bar and Grill
THURSDAY PUB

Grand River Bar and Grill

Nightly specials will lure the post-college crowd to this brand-new Michigan State sports pub, but it offers something for you too: eleven versions of its signature Butter Burger, because, you know, everything tastes better with butter...and a fried egg. And bacon. And grilled onions.

Friday
Sweet Thang Opens in Roscoe Village
FRIDAY LA VIE EN REPOSE

Sweet Thang Opens in Roscoe Village

While you're enjoying that extra day off this weekend, remember in France someone is enjoying their fourth week of paid vacation. Raise a pain chocolate to that work-defying Gallic spirit at the new home of Sweet Thang, newly relocated from Bucktown.

411: Sweet Thang, 2142 W. Roscoe Ave (between Hamilton and Leavitt), 773-935-4166

Friday
C.D. Peacock Summer Watch Sale
FRIDAY SALE-ING

C.D. Peacock Summer Watch Sale

The only thing that looks better on your wrist than a new Rolex is a classic Rolex. The Michigan Avenue location of the venerable timepiece dealer has (discreetly) put out the word about this sale featuring classic estate pieces and pre-owned specimens.

411: Aug 29-31, C.D. Peacock, 520 N. Michigan Ave (at Grand, in the Westfield North Bridge building), 312-644-5355

Saturday
Bollywood Style at Vermilion
SATURDAY BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood Style at Vermilion

Because a billion people want to see you lead a phalanx of beautiful dancing girls while simultaneously fighting a tiger and lip-synching, you may want to check out this Vermilion dinner-and-dancing event for a few pointers. Bring your own phalanx.

411: Aug 30, 7-9pm dancing and lessons, $15 cover after 9pm, Vermilion, 10 W. Hubbard (at State), 312-527-4060

Saturday
Outsiders Outside
SATURDAY ART MOGULING

Outsiders Outside

You've never been one to worry about gas prices—it's the art market that's killing you. So point your Hummer in the direction of Michigan's Harbor Country for Outsiders Outside. The annual event remains the best-kept secret of Chicago's art insiders.

411: $10, 10am-5pm, Aug 30-31, Judith Racht Gallery, 13707 Prairie Rd (at S. Red Arrow Hwy), Harbert, MI, 269-469-1080

Sunday
Global Adrenaline Anniversary Festival
SUNDAY PARKING LOT

Global Adrenaline Anniversary Festival

Enclave relaxes its stringent door policy—by getting rid of the door. Their parking lot party allows casual attire and offers a Sugar Ray performance. Don't panic: There's a $500 cabana party package, if you need a private place to cool your posse.

411: $10, 5pm, Aug 31, Enclave, 220 W. Chicago Ave (near Wells), 312-654-0234

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