Things to do for July 26, 2012

The Weekender

Free Beer, a Beach Party and Big Boats

The weekend challenges you to a water balloon fight.

Thursday
Free Beer, Vodka and Music at Division
LONG DIVISION

Free Beer, Vodka and Music at Division

This handsome Wicker Park pub celebrates its anniversary with two hours of gratis Guinness. But this is vodka-lemonade weather, so those are gratis, too. But vodka-lemonade calls for a bluegrass band, so one will be on hand. It just wouldn’t be an Irish bar without one.

Friday
A Friday Night Beach Dance Party
SAND, MAN

A Friday Night Beach Dance Party

The Bike to the Beach Bash has everything you need on a hot Friday night. A beach. Cold beer. And, of course, Ra Ra Riot whipping everyone into a sweaty frenzy. Best of all, no bike required.

Untitled Unleashes Burlesque Dancers
FLOOR SHOWS

Untitled Unleashes Burlesque Dancers

The year is 1920. The place is called Untitled. The show is called Bally Hoo. And the performers are all strategically boa’d. Okay, it’s not really 1920. But the rest: totally true at this new supper club, which includes a four-course dinner. Watching jazz burlesque makes you hungry.

Fridays starting Jul 27, 7pm, $25 ($75 with dinner), Untitled, 111 W Kinzie St, 312-880-1511, reserve here

You. A Boat. Mojitos.
AHOY, THERE

You. A Boat. Mojitos.

Yes, doing your part for charity is hard work. But someone needs to drink those mojitos on a big yacht. Someone needs to eat those canapés from RPM Italian, Hub 51 and Paris Club. And someone needs to bust a move on a dance floor. Yes, that someone is you.

Saturday
A Sneak Peek at Bill Kim’s New Joint
GOOD Q

A Sneak Peek at Bill Kim’s New Joint

Next month, Bill Kim—the chef behind Urban Belly and Belly Shack—opens Belly Q, his Randolph Street ode to Asian barbecue. And if you head to Foodease this Saturday during this cooking demo, you can sample what’s to come. It’s basically food time travel.

Jul 28, noon-2pm, no cost, Foodease, 835 N Michigan Ave (in Water Tower Place), 312-335-3663

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