Things to do for July 18, 2013

The Weekender

You Will Limbo This Weekend

It’s not the heat. It’s the weekend.

Thursday
The New Beer Temple on Fullerton
FROGGY STYLE

The New Beer Temple on Fullerton

Faith & Whiskey is gone, but dry your eyes. A tavern with houndstooth wallpaper and 24 drafts—including gems like Goose Island’s Cucumbersome—has replaced it. Also on tap: New Holland’s Beer Barrel Bourbon, the finest in beer-tinged whiskey this side of a boilermaker.

You Could Probably Use a Drum Machine
SYNTH CITY

You Could Probably Use a Drum Machine

Pitchfork is here, and you’re desperate for a pocket-size drum machine. (Just because.) You can find it at this musical gizmo shop, which carries everything from Crosley USB record players to build-your-own synth kits. Also, it’s located in a Lakeview basement. Be careful down there.

Now open, Transistor, 3441 N Broadway, 773-642-9539

Making Your Forearm More Handsome
WRIST ACTION

Making Your Forearm More Handsome

Your wrist has been good to you. Waving to friends, opening pickle jars. Reward it with a little something from this annual two-day showcase of vintage and pre-owned Rolexes. It’s basically a Pitchfork for good watches.

Friday
Limbo Is Calling. As Are Daiquiris.
DAIQUIRI DOCK

Limbo Is Calling. As Are Daiquiris.

Yes, it’s hot. Yes, it’s muggy. And yes, it’s perfect daiquiri weather. So tomorrow, Carnivale will celebrate National Daiquiri Day the best way it can: with three hours of $7 icy cocktails, lots of rum, a live band and a limbo contest. Start stretching now.

Jul 19, 6-9pm, no cost, Carnivale, 702 W Fulton Market, 312-850-5005

Another Weekend, Another Food Orgy
STREET CRED

Another Weekend, Another Food Orgy

Taste of Chicago. It came. It went. It was sticky. Taste of River North now follows suit. It’ll feature the best food of the hood—from American Junkie to Zocalo—plus bands like the Sheepdogs and Bones Jugs N Harmony. Which is your all-time favorite jug band name.

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