Things to do for April 02, 2009

The Weekender

John Hughes, Bar Snacks and Pillow Fights

The weekend is full-throttle.

Thursday
Free Bar Food at Province
HAPPY HOUR

Free Bar Food at Province

Province is now offering you an elegant rotation of gratis bar snacks (ceviches, apple-salad toast points), allowing you to conserve your cash for after-work essentials like the Smart Money: pear-infused Woodford Reserve bourbon served with a flaming cinnamon stick.

5-6:30pm, Mondays-Fridays, Province, 161 N. Jefferson St, 312-669-9900

John Hughes Fuse at Neo
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John Hughes Fuse at Neo

The New Wave specialists at Neo invite you to a night dedicated to the soundtracks of the '80s, including a large chunk of the John Hughes oeuvre and the occasional nod to Say Anything. Consider it a friend request from your old high school crush.

$5, 10pm-4am, Apr 2, Neo, 2350 N. Clark St (S. of Fullerton), 773-528-2622

Friday
Disco and Absinthe at Lucky Number Grill
GOING GREEN

Disco and Absinthe at Lucky Number Grill

This under-the-radar dance loft in Wicker Park hosts an absinthe-fueled disco party that's a little bit like Vincent Van Gogh meets Studio 54. You'll be treated to gratis French absinthe Le Tourment Vert all night, and enough beats to make you grateful for both ears.

$5, Apr 3, 1931 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-7761, rsvp here for free entrance before 10:30pm

Saturday
Pillow Fight Chicago 2009
DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Pillow Fight Chicago 2009

We can't talk about fight club, but pillow fight club? Well, they're not quite so hung up on rules. Just bring your softest cushion—a teddy bear will do in a pinch—and begin wailing on the crowd in this streetfight for softies. Feathers will fly.

2-4pm, Apr 4, 111 S. Michigan Ave (in front of the Art Institute), more info here

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