Things to do for April 17, 2009

The Weekender

Snuggie Perks, $2 Beer and Old Robots

The weekend is not a write-off.

Friday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

The world's most famous felted smock takes to the streets this Saturday with the city's first official Snuggie pub crawl. (At last.) And thanks to Perks, the history-making Snugfest won't cost you quite as much dough.

Grilled Cheese and Martinis at Le Bar
COMFORT

Grilled Cheese and Martinis at Le Bar

If taxes wiped out your dining budget, just stick to grilled cheese for a while—as long it's the version served at the Sofitel bar (with camembert, honey-truffle butter, roasted hazelnuts and brioche). For UD members, it's basically on the house when you pair it with a martini.

Through Apr 22, grilled cheese and Belle de Poire martini for $12, 20 E. Chestnut St

Saturday
UFC Night at Stretch Run
ROUNDHOUSE

UFC Night at Stretch Run

Saturday's UFC championship bout means you'll be looking for a place with one thing: a billion flat-screens. If you happen to find turkey sliders, barbecued ribs and $15 buckets of beer while you're relishing the carnage, hey, all the better…

$5, 9pm, Apr 18, 544 N. LaSalle St, 312-644-4477, free if RSVP as UD member here

Chirp Record Fair and Other Delights
HIGH FIDELITY

Chirp Record Fair and Other Delights

At this carnival of all things hipster, you'll have the chance to nab old rock posters, robot kits, graphic novels, ironic T-shirts and food from Reggies Rock Club. You'll also find tons of rare music, from obscure 45s to albums from the best local labels like Minty Fresh and Drag City.

$7, 10am-5pm, Apr 18-19, 1340 W. Washington Blvd (near Ada), $2 off here

Pig Roast at Dunlays on the Square
HOG WILD

Pig Roast at Dunlays on the Square

Nothing says "hello, warm weather" like the smell of a good pig roast, so get your snout over to Logan Square for all-you-can-eat pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, homemade chips, live music and $2 Iron City Beer. Ah, yes, Pittsburgh in the summer…

$20, Apr 18, noon-5pm, Dunlays, 3137 W. Logan Blvd (at Kedzie), 773-227-2400

Sunday
Brunch at De Cero
Spice

Brunch at De Cero

The latest Restaurant Row brunch should be more than able to deal with the remnants of your Saturday night. You'll find hangover-absorbing pozole, horchata French toast, jalapeño cornbread and a dozen or so tacos. And if those don't work, down a mole-flavored Bloody Maria and take a nap.

Sundays starting Apr 19, 10am-2:30pm, De Cero, 814 W. Randolph St, 312-455-8114

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