Things to do for April 18, 2013

The Weekender

Whiskey Dinners. Horoscope Parties. Wine at the Willis.

The weekend considers you a pal and a confidant.

Thursday
All Signs Lead to Cocktails
DARK SKIES

All Signs Lead to Cocktails

There are astronomers. There are astrologers. Their convergence is a rare thing indeed. So there better be some stiff drinks on hand. This Adler Planetarium soiree celebrates the science that underpins the zodiac. It’s the rare party where “What’s your sign?” is an acceptable conversation starter.

Friday
Sipping Bordeaux on the 99th Floor
HIGH SOCIETY

Sipping Bordeaux on the 99th Floor

Sipping 50 wines from Bordeaux is a pretty cool way to spend Friday night. But drinking them while looking out over the majestic Chicago skyline from the 99th floor of Willis Tower is, well, better. A good view pairs nicely with Bordeaux.

Saturday
Drinking 26 Beers, from A to Z
ALPHAVILLE

Drinking 26 Beers, from A to Z

Maybe you’re not the type who needs 50 wines. Just give you 26 beers in a row and you’re darn happy. So this alphabetical rundown of craft beers, from Founders All Day IPA to Brewery Vivant’s Zaison, should make you quite content. Also, very tipsy.

Reliving the Wild Days of Chicago
SINATRA-ESQUE

Reliving the Wild Days of Chicago

Meet Joey Evans. He’s a scoundrel, a heel, a womanizer and a showboat, and one hell of a fun guy. We think you’re going to like him. Porchlight Music Theatre’s new staging of this Broadway classic (Sinatra did the film) revolves around a South Side hustler with a heart of... well, not gold.

Wednesday
A Night of Rooftop Whiskey and Cigars
TOP NOTCH

A Night of Rooftop Whiskey and Cigars

Next week is WhiskyFest. To celebrate, Fountainhead is hosting a dinner party featuring new chef Cleetus Friedman’s creations paired with whiskey from three distilleries (Corsair, MB Roland and Redemption). Afterward, there’s a rooftop garden party with more whiskey. Also, cigars. In case the hand not holding whiskey gets bored.

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