Things to do for May 10, 2012

The Weekender

Fishbowls, Mindy Segal and Your Mother

The weekend kisses your boo-boos now.

Thursday
A New Place for Mac-and-Cheese Pizza
MAC DADDY

A New Place for Mac-and-Cheese Pizza

The mac-and-cheese pizza drought in Wrigleyville is over. Meet Big G’s, a new by-the-slice joint opened by vets of the recently shuttered Ian’s. Steak and fries, chicken burritos and shrimp fajita pies are also available—just to keep things from becoming mundane.

Opens May 10, 5pm, Big G’s, 3716 N Clark St (between Waveland and Grace), 773-281-2444

Welcome Back, Hot Chocolate
HOTTER THAN EVER

Welcome Back, Hot Chocolate

It’s been a busy week for Mindy Segal. First, she wins the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Tonight, her restaurant reopens with a tweaked name, a rustic makeover and a menu featuring deviled duck eggs, crab cakes, butterscotch cream pie and $1 cookies. So that should keep you busy for a while.

Friday
Crashing the Lichtenstein Gala
JUST POP IN

Crashing the Lichtenstein Gala

The Roy Lichtenstein hoopla at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing is ramping up. By our calculation, it should apex right around the time canapés, a vodka bar, a DJ and performance artists all take position at Terzo Piano. So... about the time you hit this gala after-party.

Just a Big Fishbowl of Booze
BOWLING

Just a Big Fishbowl of Booze

Let’s talk traditional anniversary gifts. First year: paper. Second year: cotton. Third year: leather. The all-important fourth year: tiki. Which explains why Uncle Fatty’s anniversary weekend will feature $10 fishbowl cocktails and why you won’t remember it next year.

Sunday
Where to Bring Mom for Free Vodka
ALL THAT MATERS

Where to Bring Mom for Free Vodka

Your mother likes to shop, which is so... typical. But she also likes to shop for vodka, which explains... so much. So spend Mother’s Day with her at this curated bazaar stuffed with booze from Koval, chicken from the forthcoming spot Pecking Order and handmade bikes from Heritage—perfect for Mom’s next Critical Mass.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Chicago