Things to do for May 16, 2013

The Weekender

Harvey Wallbangers, a Pork Party and Grilled Cheese

The weekend boldly goes where no weekend has gone before.

Thursday
Re: Your Shoes, Belts and Shades
SALE-ING

Re: Your Shoes, Belts and Shades

This glorious weather has made you realize a couple of essential truths. One: life is short. Two: you can always use another pair of sunglasses. Now, regarding the second, Apartment Number 9 is taking 15% off most accessories this weekend. So life is short, but also good.

Saturday
How to Beat the High Cost of Camembert
CHEESY

How to Beat the High Cost of Camembert

Those French and their cheeses—always up to something. This time: a wholesale cheese market and café where you’ll stock up on brie, camembert, Fourme d’Ambert and Pont-l’Évêque while snacking on gratis bites of grilled cheese and sipping wine. Berets, however, are strictly optional.

Porkchop Turns 2. Break Out the Pigs.
CHOPPED

Porkchop Turns 2. Break Out the Pigs.

Porkchop is a pretty cool name for a restaurant. It evokes a certain... boldness. Also: the smell of pork. Celebrate their second anniversary with an all-day patio party filled with PBRs, sliders, tacos and whiskey for $2. Plus: a rock/blues band. A giant pig on a spit provides the requisite aroma.

May 18, starts at noon, live music at 8pm, no cover, Porkchop, 941 W Randolph St, 312-733-9333

Sunday
Goose Island Hosts a Block Party
GOOSED

Goose Island Hosts a Block Party

Well, time flies. Goose Island is having a 25th-anniversary block party, with live music, plenty of food (fish tacos, pizza) and samplings of all kinds of beer from Bourbon County Stout to their 25th Anniversary Ale. Basically a hoppy stroll down memory lane.

Monday
The Return of the Harvey Wallbanger
FERN GOLLY

The Return of the Harvey Wallbanger

Fern bars. Gee. How to explain what those were... well, let’s see. They had ferns. They had Harvey Wallbangers and White Russians. They had singles ready to mingle. And that’s about it. So R.J. Grunts’s Monday night fern bar party has everything. Though it could use a little dose of you.

May 20, 9pm-2am, no cover, R.J. Grunts, 2056 N Lincoln Park W, 773-929-5363

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