Things to do for July 18, 2013
You Will Limbo This Weekend
It’s not the heat. It’s the weekend.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.